The Schemes of Satan: What the Devil Does Today and Why It Matters to Believers

Talk of the devil or demons inevitably evokes images and ideas from popular culture and folk religion. Whether the mention of Satan conjures an image of a red, cartoonish, pitchfork-wielding monstrosity or a good-looking, smooth-talking deal maker, we all have preconceptions about him.

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Hymn: “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus” by George Duffield, Jr.

Stand up, stand up for Jesus
Ye soldiers of the cross;
Lift high his royal banner,
It must not suffer loss:
From vict’ry unto vict’ry
His army he shall lead,
‘Til ev’ry foe is vanquished,
and Christ is Lord indeed.

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Topics: Hymns and Worship


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When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of your total eligible purchase price to Truth For Life if you designate Truth For Life as your preferred charitable organization.

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Topics: Ministry Updates


Justified by Faith: Wallpaper

Since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 5:1 ESV)

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Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


What Does the Bible Teach about Becoming a Christian?


What does it look like to become a Christian? For some, it’s easy to answer this question by reflecting on their personal experience of salvation—something every believer should do for encouragement from time to time. But others don’t have a frame of reference that allows them to answer with any real sense of confidence.

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How Do We Protect Ourselves from the Evil One?


The Christian life is a constant battle against fleshly desires, worldly temptations, and spiritual assaults. Satan is a real force and a real enemy who seeks to turn us from God and destroy us through sin. The apostle Peter put it like this: “Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8).

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Topics: Monthly Resources


How Do We Know Where to Draw the Line? (An Excerpt from ‘Brave by Faith’)

Refusing to eat the special diet assigned to them seems a strange place for Daniel and his fellow young Jewish exiles to draw a line. But in the Old Testament, one of the distinguishing features of God’s people was the rules they followed about what they would and would not eat and drink. Dietary choice for God’s people was not just an external manifestation of nothing much; rather, it was an external outworking of their deeply held convictions about what it meant to belong to God.

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He Sought Me: Wallpaper

“Oh, the love that sought me!
Oh, the blood that bought me!
Oh, the grace that brought me to the fold,
Wondrous grace that brought me to the fold!”
— William Spencer Walton, “In Tenderness He Sought Me”

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Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


‘Brave by Faith’: A New Book by Alistair Begg

The wind has changed.

We live in a culture where people are increasingly embracing secular views. In fact, in recent years, secular beliefs have pushed to the forefront, and Christian views are becoming less acceptable and less expressible.

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Topics: Monthly Resources


Hymn: “Jesus Shall Reign” by Isaac Watts

Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
Does His successive journeys run;
His kingdom spread from shore to shore,
Till moons shall wax and wane no more.

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Topics: Hymns and Worship


If You Benefit from Truth For Life, Will You Become a Truthpartner?


Did you know that it’s listeners like you who make Truth For Life possible?

In fact, when you hear or watch Alistair’s teaching, it comes to you by way of the faithful giving from your fellow listeners called Truthpartners. Truthpartners give an amount they choose each month, and their collective giving cares for the cost of producing and distributing the life-changing teaching you hear on Truth For Life.

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Topics: Ministry Updates


Idolatry Comes Before Immorality (An Excerpt from ‘Brave by Faith’)


King Nebuchadnezzar sets up a statue of himself and says, in essence, “I have had this amazing image put up, and I want universal submission and worship, from everyone, or else.”

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All the Time and Everywhere: Wallpaper

“God's providence is at work all the time and everywhere.”
— Alistair Begg

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Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


What Is Faith? (And What It’s Not)

“Are you a person of faith?” How you respond to that question will depend on what you think faith actually is. Given all the misconceptions and misappropriations of the word faith in our culture, it’s no surprise that you might hesitate to answer.

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How Do Christians Handle a Changing Culture?

“What I believe makes me an outsider.” This is a sentiment shared by many Christians these days. Far removed from the time of a “moral majority,” we are now living with greater awareness that this broken, sinful world is not our home. What the Bible teaches about Christians is becoming clearer to our generation in the West: we are “sojourners and exiles” in this world (1 Pet. 2:11).

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Alistair Begg on Being ‘Brave by Faith’ in Today’s World


Dear Friend,

It is long past time for those of us who by grace through faith have trusted in Christ to acknowledge that we are “sojourners and exiles” (1 Pet. 2:11) living in a secular culture. At the same time, we face the fact that we are involved in a continual and irreconcilable spiritual war against the Evil One. Ironically, just as we become increasingly aware of these challenges, it is no longer fashionable to sing hymns about “Christian soldiers marching as to war.” What has happened? Are we to excuse cowardice by calling it humility?

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Topics: Letters From Alistair Begg