Take Time to Reflect: Recommended Resources for Easter


As we enter the days and weeks before Easter, it’s appropriate for us to set aside time to reflect on the astonishing truth that Christ Jesus, the Son of God, came in order to die that broken sinners could have their sins forgiven and be reconciled to God. We hope that the resources listed below will be helpful to you as you contemplate this wonderful gift.

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The Woman at the Well — Extraordinary Encounters with Jesus

John 4 is a remarkable account. In the previous chapter, Jesus engages the religious professional Nicodemus (John 3:1–15). But in chapter 4, Jesus talks with a woman at the opposite end of that spectrum—a religious, social, and moral outsider. Strikingly, the friend of sinners crosses the established social boundaries in order to show Himself to be the Savior of the world.

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Wallpaper: Hosanna

“Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!”
Matthew 21:9

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Listen to Alistair Begg via Apple Watch

You can listen to daily programs from Alistair Begg on Truth For Life with the Podcasts app on your Apple Watch Series 3 or later if you are connected to a Wi-Fi or cellular network. Here’s how:

Subscribe to the Truth For Life Daily Program

  1. Open the Podcasts app in your iPhone that is paired with your Apple Watch. The Podcasts app icon looks like this:
  2. Click the Search icon in the lower right corner of the Podcasts app home screen. Search for “Truth For Life Programs.”
  3. In the search results:
    • click on the “Truth For Life” icon, then
    • click on the Subscribe button on the Program Details screen.
  4. Still on your iPhone, go to Settings > Podcasts and make sure that the Sync Podcasts setting is turned on.
  5. Now open the Podcasts app on your Apple Watch (the app icon is the same as above). Then either:
    • click on the TFL icon to begin a program, or
    • click Library > Episodes to select a TFL daily program from the recent past.

Enjoy Truth For Life every day, on the go, wherever you are!

Further Information

Listen to music, podcasts, and audiobooks on your Apple Watch
Listen with Apple Podcasts

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Learning Humility from Christ’s Humiliation

Philippians 2:5–11 is one of the Bible’s great passages on Christ’s person and work. Writing to the first-century church in Philippi, the apostle Paul urged believers toward unity in the Gospel message (1:27). Though the apostle’s letter isn’t primarily a theological treatise, he nevertheless grounded his call in the deep doctrines of Jesus’ identity.

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12 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know about Easter

Have you ever wondered about the origins of Easter traditions like enjoying chocolate or coloring hard-boiled eggs? In his brand-new book, 12 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know about Easter, Truth For Life program host Bob Lepine explains how these traditions began—and, more importantly, introduces those unfamiliar with the Gospel to the historical events that took place on the very first Easter. This is a book Bob wrote for you to give to your friends, neighbors, and colleagues who have never explored the facts about Jesus’ death and resurrection and their eternal significance.   

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Wallpaper: Over Circumstances

“When we suffer as a Christian ... we can safely assume that God is Master even over this circumstance in which we find ourselves.”
—Alistair Begg

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Wallpaper: Promise

“There’s never a promise that God has made that He won’t fulfill.”
—Alistair Begg

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Listen to Alistair Begg via Amazon Alexa!

You can listen to the most recent 365 messages (and now also entire sermon series) from Alistair Begg on Truth For Life through Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Amazon Tap with Amazon Alexa, Amazon’s cloud-based voice service.

Add Truth For Life

To listen to the daily program or to hear one of the latest 365 archived messages:

First: download the Truth For Life "skill" with the Amazon Alexa app you used to intially set up your Alexa Echo, Dot, or Tap.

Next: tap the menu icon in the upper left corner within your Amazon Alexa app, then tap "Skills" in the drop-down menu.

Finally: Search for "Truth For Life" and add it to your list of Alexa "skills."

You are now ready to use Truth For Life commands!

New! Launch the Truth For Life Alexa app on your smart device by clicking this link.

Truth For Life Commands on Amazon Alexa

Today's Program

The quickest way to listen to today's daily program is by speaking one of these short commands to your Alexa unit:

“Alexa, begin Truth For Life” or,
“Alexa, start Truth For Life” or,
“Alexa, play Truth For Life”

Ask Truth For Life

All other voice commands for Truth For Life start with:

“Alexa, ask Truth For Life…”

For example, you can also hear the daily program with:

“Alexa, ask Truth For Life to begin today’s program or
“Alexa, ask Truth For Life to listen to Alistair Begg or
“Alexa, ask Truth For Life to reset the playlist

Archived Messages

You can play archived messages by topic, title, or date:

“Alexa, ask Truth For Life to find messages on the topic of [topic]” or
“Alexa, ask Truth For Life to find the message titled [title]” or
“Alexa, ask Truth For Life to play the message on [date]”

If you’d like to know the title or the date of the message you’re currently hearing, say:

“Alexa, ask Truth For Life ‘What’s the title of this message?’ or,
“Alexa, ask Truth For Life ‘What’s the date of this message?’

If you’re listening to an archived message and you want to return to current programming, say:

“Alexa, ask Truth For Life to reset the playlist

Sermon Series

To list all available sermon series, say:

“Alexa, ask Truth For Life to loop through all the sermon series


Let me play this series
Go on to the next series in the list
Let me exit this series list

To search for a sermon series, say:

“Alexa, ask Truth For Life to search for a sermon series with the name [search]” or
“Alexa, ask Truth For Life to search for the sermon series named [search]” or


I want to play this series or
I want to try another series or
I want to exit this series search

To exit or resume a sermon series

“Alexa, ask Truth For Life to exit my sermon series or
“Alexa, ask Truth For Life to resume my sermon series

Using Standard Amazon Alexa Commands

Once the Truth For Life message begins playing, all other standard Amazon Alexa commands will work normally, including:

“start over”
“play again”

Learn more about basic Alexa commands...

Listen to the Truth For Life’s Flash Briefing on Amazon Alexa

With Flash Briefing, Alexa delivers a quick overview of news, weather and more. You can now include a description of the day’s Truth For Life program to your Flash Briefing. You can add it in your settings for your Alexa device. Once the Flash Briefing is over, you can then ask:

“Alexa, begin Truth For Life.”

Learn more about the Flash Briefing and how to set it up.

Amazon Alexa Set Up and Help

If you've recently purchased your Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, or Amazon Tap, the best place to go for help with set up is:


Here are a couple of lists of "Things to Try" with Alexa:



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7 Bible Verses about the Trinity: God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

“In the unity of the Godhead there be three Persons of one substance, power, and eternity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost. The Father is of none, neither begotten nor proceeding; the Son is eternally begotten of the Father; the Holy Ghost eternally proceeding from the Father and the Son.”

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Purchase Translated Books by Alistair Begg

Popular books authored by Alistair Begg are now available in non-English languages.

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Topics: Ministry Updates

Wallpaper: Two Act Play

“If you read only the New Testament, it’s like attending the second act of a two-act play.”
—Alistair Begg

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Listen to Truth For Life with Google Home

You can listen to Alistair Begg on Truth For Life using Google Home, the voice-activated, hands-free help from Google Assistant.

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Alistair Begg on the Providence of God

Dear Friend,

A few days ago, I awoke with the lyrics of a seldom-sung hymn, “Though Troubles Assail,” at the forefront of my mind. Hymns are a frequent companion, and relevant lyrics often rise to the surface without much conscious thought.

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Topics: Letters From Alistair Begg

O Sacred Head, Now Wounded

If you arrive at Holy Week wishing you had spent more time preparing for and meditating on the saving work of Christ, you’ll benefit significantly from the devotional book O Sacred Head, Now Wounded: A Liturgy for Daily Worship from Pascha to Pentecost. This rich collection of daily readings will greatly enhance your quiet time in prayer and help you fully experience the most significant event in human history.

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Topics: Monthly Resources