Christians Are not Stoics


Since Jesus’ disciples didn’t yet grasp the reality of His upcoming death and resurrection, they struggled to understand what He meant when He said, “A little while, and you will see me no longer; and again a little while, and you will see me.” In answer to their confusion, Jesus prepared them for His departure by comparing the cross to the agony and joy of childbirth. In his sermon “From Sorrow to Joy,” Alistair walks us through John 16:16–24, clarifying how, like the apostles, we, too, can be assured and rejoice.

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Christians Are Saved by Grace. But Then What?


In part one of this series, we examined the biblical pattern of reminder, and especially Peter’s effort to remind his readers of the basic truths of the Gospel, which he declares in 2 Peter 1:12–15. By repeatedly coming back to the essentials, Peter sought to prevent his readers from being led astray by false teachers who denied Christ and the Gospel. Pastors today should take a lesson from Peter and be deliberate in urging the essentials of the Gospel on their own congregations.

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Topics: Articles


Do You Wish You Could Readily Quote Scripture?


If you have friends who can seemingly recite Scripture passages with ease, you might wonder how they do it—and wish that you, too, had full verses right there and accessible in your mind! Well, memorizing Scripture is easier than you think when you follow the simple pattern in the booklet How to Memorize Scripture for Life.

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Topics: Monthly Resources


Past Resources from Truth For Life

At Truth For Life, we take great care to select books each month that cover a diverse range of topics and that will help you grow in your faith. Below, you’ll find a list of our past recommended resources. While we don’t currently have all of the titles in stock, you’re welcome to browse to find new titles for your personal library.

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Topics: Monthly Resources


Wallpaper: Outstretched Arm

“Ah, Lord GOD! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.”
Jeremiah 32:17

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Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


Hymn: “I Know Not Why God's Wondrous Grace” by Daniel Webster 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


Hymn: “Who Is on the Lord’s Side?” by Frances Ridley Havergal


 

Who is on the Lord’s side? Who will serve the King?
Who will be His helpers, other lives to bring?
Who will leave the world’s side? Who will face the foe?
Who is on the Lord’s side? Who for Him will go?
By Thy call of mercy, by Thy grace divine,
We are on the Lord’s side—Savior, we are Thine!

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Topics: Hymns and Worship


“The Old, Old Story” That Never Gets Old


For those in vocational ministry, there can be something unappealing about the basics. After all, many of us are educated, well-read, and (if only on our best days) reasonably thoughtful. We want to be able to demonstrate an advanced understanding of the material we’re preaching and teaching. People may begin to wonder why we are in the pulpit if we don’t offer some unique insight, some intriguing idea. Why should we need to tell them again and again what the text plainly says?

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Hymn: “O Word of God Incarnate” by William Walsham How


O Word of God incarnate,
O Wisdom from on high,
O Truth unchanged, unchanging,
O Light of our dark sky,
We praise Thee for the radiance
That from the hallowed page,
A lantern to our footsteps,
Shines on from age to age.

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Topics: Hymns and Worship


Wallpaper: He Saved Us

“In the cross, it wasn’t that Christ made us savable, but it was that He saved us.”
—Alistair Begg

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Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


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