Encouragement During a Time of Uncertainty

    Dear Friend,

    Warmest Christian greetings to you and your family as, together, we navigate uncharted waters.

    Recently, I read an article by Alasdair Groves, the executive director of the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF), that I found to be a great encouragement. In sharing this with you, I hope you’ll be comforted as well.

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    Alistair Begg on Finding a Church

    One of the most perplexing issues of living the Christian life in twenty-first century America is where to go to church. New believers seeking their first church home, long-time Christians relocating to an unfamiliar place, and even those well entrenched in a particular church must face this issue head on. That’s because so much of what passes for “church” today isn’t really church, at least, not as the New Testament presents it to us. Therefore, if you are seeking a church home, the only place to discover what really matters is in the Bible. The Book of Acts offers us a blueprint for church life:

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    A Letter of Encouragement from Alistair Begg

    Dear Friend,

    I received a great encouragement the other day. A friend of mine sent me an email in which he included two verses from the Psalms:

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    Alistair Begg Explains the Beginning of Truth For Life

    Dear Friend,

    I’m often asked how Truth For Life began. As this month marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of our daily program, I thought you might enjoy the story…

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    Alistair Begg's New Year Letter for 2020

    Dear Friend,

    Warmest Christian greetings for 2020!

    I wonder, do you ever feel as I do that the dawning of the new year comes so quickly that we hardly have enough time to digest our Christmas pudding?

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    Alistair Begg's 2019 Christmas Letter

    Dear Friend,

    I was six years old when Christmas Day became an official holiday in Scotland! That’s right—1958! Until the 1960s, it was the norm for most people across the country to work as usual if December 25 fell on a weekday. The reason for this was not secular but religious. The Scottish Reformation not only removed the dogma of Roman Catholicism but also frowned upon superstitious celebrations of “Yuletide.” In my own city of Glasgow, even singing a Christmas carol was considered a crime, and in 1640 an Act of Parliament made celebrating Christmas illegal. In my lifetime, the headmaster of a local elementary school in the Scottish Highlands was dismissed for having a Christmas tree in the vestibule.

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    Alistair Begg on His Favorite Hymn

    Dear Friend,

    Perhaps my favorite hymn is “Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven.” It was written by Scotsman Henry Francis Lyte and it is inspired by Psalm 103. When Susan and I were married in 1975, Susan chose the melody, composed by John Goss in 1868, as her processional music. It served to turn our attention from ourselves to the grace, favor, and glory of God.

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    Alistair Begg On Becoming a Pastor

    Dear Friend,

    I remember the occasion as if it were yesterday. It was a Monday lunchtime in the early weeks of 1975. A handful of us had braved the opportunity to eat at the faculty table, and the conversation was lively. But I was completely unprepared for one of the lecturers to send in my direction what was virtually a “prophetic” word.

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    Alistair Begg on Finding Peace During Times of Change

    Dear Friend,

    The school buses are running but empty of passengers. I assume they’re testing the routes for the start of the new school year. How did summer go so quickly? Was it something that we said?

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    Alistair Begg Discusses His Favorite Song Writer

    Dear Friend,

    Are you a melody person or a lyric person? I’m always surprised when people tell me that they don’t know the words to a song because, they say, “I only listen to the music.”

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