Wallpaper: Predestined

“Those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.”
— Romans 8:29

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Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


Alistair’s Sessions from the Deeper Faith Cruise

Alistair Begg recently spoke several times on a cruise hosted by Salem Media. You’ll find five of those messages below, four of which focus on one of the most popular chapters in all of God’s Word, Romans 8. If you want to dive even deeper into that text, you can watch or listen to his 12-sermon series titled Life in the Spirit. In the fifth message, Alistair teaches on Jesus’ miraculous healing of the paralytic in Mark 2. Enjoy!

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Topics: Ministry Updates


Help Truth For Life with a Review at ‘Great Nonprofits’

If you’ve benefited from the teaching you hear on Truth For Life, then tell more people!  By sharing your feedback with others online at GreatNonprofits.org — a review site like TripAdvisor — you can help point others to the clear and relevant Bible teaching from Alistair Begg.

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The “Prayer of Faith” and God’s Healing Grace

Jesus never promised His people a pain-free life. In a fallen world, we all experience physical breakdown and decay as we await “the redemption of our bodies” (Rom. 8:23). Sometimes, though, as James 5:13–18 describes, that future redemption breaks into the present, and God graciously heals what ails us.

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Hymn: “Hallelujah! What a Savior!” by Philip Bliss

“Man of sorrows!” what a name
For the Son of God, who came
Ruined sinners to reclaim:
Hallelujah, what a Savior!

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Topics: Hymns and Worship


For Those Who Say “There Is No God”…


Human life is unintelligible apart from God. Try as we might, not a single soul can truly understand its place in this world without knowing this world’s Architect.

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Wallpaper: Expect Trouble

“Expect trouble … but do not despair on account of it, for God is with you to help and to strengthen you.”
— C.H. Spurgeon

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Hymn: “A Debtor to Mercy Alone” By Augustus M. Toplady

A debtor to mercy alone,
Of covenant mercy I sing;
Nor fear, with Thy righteousness on,
My person and off’ring to bring.
The terrors of law and of God
With me can have nothing to do;
My Savior’s obedience and blood
Hide all my transgressions from view.

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Topics: Hymns and Worship


5 Bible Verses on Prayer

Ephesians 6:18 “… praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints.”

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“Teach Us to Pray”: The Mystery, Necessity, and Method of Prayer


Prayer is an indispensable privilege for every Christian. In prayer, we have the ear of the very creator of the universe. But we very often lack motivation to pray, and when we do pray, our prayers end up revealing the preoccupations of our lives, which are far too often unashamedly selfish and self-oriented, lacking attention to the great concerns of the kingdom of God.

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Download (Free) — “Preaching the Gospel: How to Proclaim Christ from All of Scripture”


The continuing challenge of preaching is to bring God’s divine content into the human context in which the message is delivered. For pastors, the key is to help their people understand that following death comes judgment and that the salvation God offers through Christ Jesus is the only deliverance from an eternal sentence. Pastors must make a clear, authoritative, and urgent appeal to their congregations to make contact with Jesus Christ from all of Scripture.

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God’s Faithfulness: Wallpaper

“God's faithfulness endures to all generations. The promises of God do not wear out with time.” — Alistair Begg

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Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


How Should We Pray, and What Should We Pray For?


It can be easy to slip into a pattern of unengaged prayer that draws from familiar routines. We can even find our prayers taking on a measure of lifelessness. Consistent, invigorated prayer is hard. Many of us struggle to pray continually and perseveringly, and many of us fail to pray big, bold prayers in line with God’s will and the building of His kingdom.

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Hymn: “I Know Whom I Have Believed” by Daniel W. Whittle

I know not why God's wondrous grace
To me He hath made known,
Nor why, unworthy, Christ in love,
Redeemed me for His Own.

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Topics: Hymns and Worship


5 Bible Verses on God’s Sovereignty

Romans 8:28 “We know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”

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Poem: "The 23 Psalme" by George Herbert

The God of love my shepherd is,
And he that doth me feed:
While he is mine, and I am his,
What can I want or need?

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Topics: Hymns and Worship


Hymn: “When This Passing World Is Done” by Robert Murray M’Cheyne


When this passing world is done,
When has sunk yon radiant sun,
When we stand with Christ on high
Looking o’er life’s history,
Then, Lord, shall I fully know,
Not till then, how much I owe.

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Five Nonessentials of the Christian Faith


For churches that take the Bible seriously, doctrine can be dangerous. Where theology is appreciated and taught, the hazard is not vagueness, compromise, or fellowship based on the lowest common denominator; it’s just the opposite. When people begin to take doctrine seriously (which we all ought to), they may also become rigid and demand too much of others—and sometimes even of themselves. In other words, we risk making essential what is actually nonessential.

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Winds and Tempest: Wallpaper

“We need winds and tempests to exercise our faith, to tear off the rotten branches of self-reliance, and to root us more firmly in Christ.”
— C.H. Spurgeon

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The Bible’s (Not So Secret) Secret to Contentment


Contemporary Western society is filled with a spirit of discontent. Yet we must admit that for many of us, discontentment isn’t a societal problem; it’s personal. Whether it comes from who we are or what we do or don’t have, a lack of contentment gives birth to all manner of vices, from the envy that begrudges what others achieve to the covetousness that desires what others possess.

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Living Hope for Languishing Hearts


Christians are not free from pain in this life. Pop theology may try to tell us that with enough faith, we won’t face heartache or feel crushed by sin and its effects. But the Bible disagrees. The truth is that it is not possible to always live at high tide. The waters inevitably recede, and sometimes we must retreat to the harbor and wait on God to bring the tide back in.

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Hymn: “I Think When I Read That Sweet Story of Old” by Jemima Thompson Luke


I think, when I read that sweet story of old,
When Jesus was here among men,
How He called little children as lambs to His fold,
I should like to have been with them then.

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How Should Christians Understand Tithing?

"The earth is the LORD’s and the fullness thereof,
the world and those who dwell therein.”

Psalm 24:1

When the topic of biblical stewardship and finances comes up, what is one guiding principle that quickly comes to mind? The most common answer is almost certainly tithe. And yet, for a word that is so common in the language of church life, there’s a good deal of misunderstanding about what it means. So let’s clear up some of the confusion by looking at what the Bible teaches about tithing and the Christian’s relationship to it.

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Alistair Begg on the Importance of Prayer in Today’s World


Dear Friend,

Is there humor in the Bible? I suppose it depends on what we mean. It is safe to say that the Scriptures do not contain funny stories. However, certain occurrences are recorded in such a way that they strike us as funny, or at least ironic.

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Topics: Letters From Alistair Begg


Hymn: “Am I a Soldier of the Cross?” by Isaac Watts

Am I a soldier of the cross,
A foll’wer of the Lamb,
And shall I fear to own his cause,
Or blush to speak his name?

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God Reigns: Wallpaper

How beautiful upon the mountains
   are the feet of him who brings good news,
who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness,
   who publishes salvation,
   who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.” (Isaiah 52:7 ESV)

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Are We Taking Satan Seriously?


Our culture is quick to dismiss Satan as either a fictional character or nothing more than a conceptual representation of evil. The Bible, however, describes him as a formidable enemy who seeks to destroy us! Are we taking his threat seriously?

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