Martyn Lloyd-Jones: A Preacher by Divine Appointment

Dear Friend,

Warmest Christian Greetings. It is a privilege to write to you on a monthly basis and to hear from you in turn. Thank you for encouraging us as a team and for standing with us in the cause of the Gospel.

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Thoughts for Times of Trouble

Dear Friend,

I hope this letter finds you in good heart as spring arrives, bringing with it fresh evidence of God’s promise in Genesis 8:22. (Look it up.) For many of us, it is a long-anticipated day when the clocks change and we “spring forward.” We then discover that during the dark days of winter, a great deal has been happening unseen, laying the groundwork for the appearance of crocuses, green leaves, and the colors of the season.

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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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Alistair Begg's Memories of Helen Roseveare

Dear Friend,

I am very excited about the children’s book on the life of missionary Helen Roseveare that we’re offering this month. It is supremely important that the memory of those who invested their lives for the sake of the Gospel are not forgotten.

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Alistair Begg on “Climbing on Track”

Dear Friend,

A blessed new year to you and your family!

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An Advent Prayer Suggestion from Alistair Begg

Dear Friend,

Are you getting ready for Christmas? And if so, what’s involved? Making preparations for food, presents, travel, and festive gatherings are expected and familiar. The joy of family reunions combined with the sights and sounds that bring good cheer provide moments of reflection and wonder. Perhaps, like me, you have to admit just how easy it is to be distracted by what is good and even miss out on what is best. It is one thing to sing, “Let every heart prepare Him room,” while personally failing to make the necessary preparations.

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Observations from Alistair Begg while Visiting Italy

Dear Friend,

I seem to recall a comment from the travel writer Paul Theroux that was along the lines of “When we travel, we not only see things, but we begin to see things from a different perspective.” It came to mind when I was asked about my reflections on our recent trip to Italy. The sunflowers had begun to bow their heads in anticipation of autumn. The vines were being harvested, and the olive trees were heavy-laden and preparing for the arrival of the workers in the groves. It is hard not to wish for the pace of life that seems to mark the routine tasks of the Tuscan hillsides.

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Greetings from Alistair Begg as Summer Days Recede

Dear Friend

Warmest Christian greetings as summer days recede and autumn beckons. It has been a real privilege and delight to have welcomed so many who took me up on my invitation to come and see us. Those visits provided our church family with an insight into the reach of the program as well as an opportunity to show hospitality to our visitors. It is safe to say that our guests were not surprised by what took place. They found it reassuring that “seeing the monkey in his natural habitat” was as expected. The main things were plain, and the Word of God was doing the work of God by the Spirit of God, thanks be to God!

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Has a Light Ever Surprised You When You Sing?

Dear Friend,

As I drove to my study last week, a thought popped into my head. You will not be surprised when I tell you that it was a line from one of William Cowper’s lesser-known hymns: “Sometimes a light surprises the Christian while he sings.” I wonder, do you find that happening from time to time when you are part of a worshiping congregation? Familiar words suddenly are suffused with heavenly light, as if Jesus the worship leader drew near to say, “These words are most wonderfully true and relevant to you.” I cherish such moments when we get a tiny glimpse of what it will be to join with that great multitude in declaring, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”

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