Risen and Ascended: 5 Ways Jesus Is Still Working


The Gospel story doesn’t end with a distressed Christ. It doesn’t end with a crucified Christ. Nor does it even end with a resurrected Christ. It ends with an ascended Christ, who is Lord and King, reigning on high from heaven, awaiting the appointed time for His return.

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Topics: Articles


Trace Your Way through Biblical History with ‘God’s Bible Timeline’


An extraordinary amount of history is packed within the pages of the Bible. Scripture, however, doesn’t read like a novel. In fact, many of the sixty-six books in the Bible were recorded by different authors, and their stories actually overlap. While beneficial for substantiating facts, this approach can leave us chronologically confused as we read through from cover to cover.

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Topics: Monthly Resources


Do People Even Listen to Preaching Anymore?


These days, preaching is under increased scrutiny. Preaching itself is often viewed as a dated practice of former generations, while preachers are challenged by people who say things like “Preaching doesn’t do any good!” and “People don’t even listen to preaching anymore!”

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Topics: Ministry Updates


Hymn: “Jesus! the Name High over All” by Charles Wesley

Jesus, the name high over all,
In hell or earth or sky;
Angels and mortals prostrate fall,
And devils fear and fly.
Jesus, the name to sinners dear,
The name to sinners giv’n;
It scatters all their guilty fear,
It turns their hell to heav’n.

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Topics: Hymns and Worship


Consistency: Wallpaper

“Where can I find absolute honesty, complete sensitivity, and genuine consistency? In the Lord Jesus.”
— Alistair Begg

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Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


4 Unexpected Keys to Effective Preaching


It’s not uncommon for preachers to daydream about success in pastoral ministry. Every pastor wants to make a difference in the kingdom of God, and it’s easy for pastors to envision the perfect ministry situation in which they could really be used by Him. Indeed, it’s very easy for any of us—pastor or not—to think that there exists a “perfect” place to work. We think that if we can just be in that place, then we could really serve the Lord to the best of our abilities.

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Topics: Articles


Recommended Reading List for Mothers

Motherhood is one of the highest callings in the world—and one of the most challenging! How are Christian mothers meant to fulfill their role as they raise children, tackle to-do lists, nurture their marriages, and love the Lord? Truth For Life recommends the following books, which will help you answer that question by looking at faithful mothers throughout church history, aiding your personal studies of God’s Word, and pointing you to the God who gives the grace and strength every mother needs.

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Topics: Ministry Updates


Five Sermons for Mothers

No one can rightly deny that mothers play an important role in children’s lives. In these five sermons, Alistair Begg turns to Scripture to consider what it says about God’s design for families and the high calling of motherhood.

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Topics: Ministry Updates, Monthly Resources


Missing the Basics Conference?


For the past two decades, pastors and ministry leaders have attended the annual Basics conference at Parkside Church in early May. Hosted by Alistair Begg, Basics encourages men in ministry to faithfully preach God’s Word and carry out the practical aspects of their callings while also providing an opportunity for church leaders to share in valued fellowship.

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Topics: Ministry Updates


Alistair Begg on Remembering the Past

Dear Friend,

Ilkley Grammar School is situated on Cowpasture Road at a vantage point providing wonderful views of the valley which contains the River Wharfe. The area has been continuously settled since at least the early Bronze Age, and the remains of a Roman fort occupy a site near the town center. Christian worship there dates to AD 627. Living there, it was difficult to bypass the lessons of history. Imagine, if you can, my history teacher, Norman Salmon, sitting perched on a window ledge with his students in rows, his gaze drifting out over the valley. The only fact I remember is the one he told us we must never forget: Bradford City won the FA Cup in 1911!

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Topics: Letters From Alistair Begg


God is Good: Wallpaper

“Life is hard, God is good.” — Alistair Begg

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Topics: Weekly Wallpaper