Recommended Reading List for Pastors

    Truth For Life recommends the following books, on a diverse variety of subjects, for pastors, church leaders and others in Bible-teaching ministry. This carefully selected collection covers topics including Christ-centered preaching, the dynamics of effective preaching, successfully leading a congregation, personal devotion and working in youth ministry.

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    Topics: Ministry Updates, Monthly Resources


    Cast Our Sorrows: Wallpaper

    "We cast our sorrows on the Lord who walked upon the sea of old and who makes a way for His people through the depths."
    - C.H. Spurgeon

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    Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


    Video: "God and Man" by Alistair Begg

    Unless we first understand God’s identity, we will never make sense of our own. So who is God? Psalm 8 proclaims that He is the Lord, the ruler of all things who created mankind in His image. Our inherent dignity, however, has been tarnished by sin. Contrasting God’s greatness with humanity’s frailty, Alistair Begg demonstrates the immense care for us that God expressed through the death of His Son, Jesus. It is this God alone who reaches out to us, answering the deepest questions of our souls.

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    Topics: Weekly Sermons


    Is Comfort Possible While Suffering?

    Sickness, betrayal, persistent sin—the trials of this life can loom large, threatening to overwhelm us with distraction or despair.

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    Topics: Monthly Resources


    Hymn: "My Sins are Gone" by N.B. Vandall

    You ask why I am happy so I'll just tell you why,
    Because my sins are gone;
    And when I meet the scoffers who ask me where they are,
    I say, "My sins are gone."

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    Topics: Hymns and Worship


    Download the Upgraded Truth For Life with Alistair Begg App

    The Truth For Life mobile app has been upgraded with a new look and new features.

    Access all of the teaching from Alistair Begg wherever you go, whenever you choose, by using the upgraded Truth For Life mobile app on your smartphone or tablet.

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    Topics: Ministry Updates


    Cross Country Race: Wallpaper

    "The Christian life is not a series of 100-yard sprints; it is like a cross-country race. It’s a long obedience in the same direction."
    - Alistair Begg

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    Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


    Video: "All Prayer" by Alistair Begg

    Christians know that prayer is essential, but we often struggle with knowing how to pray best. As Paul instructed the Ephesians in wielding the spiritual weapon of prayer, he both exemplified and explained how to pray, when to pray, and what to pray for. Walking us through Paul’s imperatives on prayer, Alistair Begg helps us understand what it means to pray continually, varyingly, and perseveringly for all our brothers and sisters in Christ with God-centered perspective and trust.

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    Topics: Weekly Sermons


    Sermons on Pastoral Ministry

    Those in pastoral ministry have a great responsibility in preaching the Gospel to their congregation. Paul repeatedly encouraged Timothy and Titus to teach the good news with clarity and to model humility, integrity and godly character. In these sermons, Alistair Begg encourages pastors to stay focused on God’s Word as the source of inerrant truth and to teach the Bible in a manner that glorifies God.

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    Topics: Ministry Updates, Monthly Resources


    What Gospel Ministers Do

    In 2 Corinthians 4:1–6, we find Paul making a series of great declarations concerning the ministry of the Gospel—declarations that stand to encourage today’s pastors in their vital work:

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    Topics: Begg's Blog


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