What Should I Do before I Open My Bible?

    It’s humbling to think that God longs to talk to us through His Word, the Bible. No matter who we are or how many times we’ve been less than responsive to His calling, He moves purposefully toward us, still befriending us—through a book!

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    Download (Free) - Seven Marks of an Effective Church

    What makes a church effective? Is it a functional building, excellent worship music, a vibrant youth program, or a robust teaching ministry? While our answers may vary, the burgeoning church in the book of Acts clearly provides us with seven elements for which every church should strive. These marks include the apostles’ teaching, fellowship, the sacraments, prayer, mutual care, worship, and continuous evangelism. No church will ever master all of these elements, but they should be the goals to which church leaders guide their people. Is your church on the right course?

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    Sermons on Loving Others

    How should Christians act toward others? In these sermons, Alistair Begg reminds believers that their actions should reflect Christ's character. When interacting with both unbelievers and other Christians, our lives should be marked by a genuine love and should draw others to the Gospel.

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    Topics: Ministry Updates, Monthly Resources



    Do You Have a Favorite Hymn?

    Do you have a favorite hymn? We might treasure certain selections for the personal comfort or conviction they offer, or perhaps we appreciate the sense of connection the words and music evoke in our corporate worship. But what happens if we remove the melody line? What riches are contained in the words to some of our most beloved hymns?

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    Learn Countless Gems of Biblical Wisdom from Well-Known Puritan Authors

    “One flaw spoils the diamond; one treason makes a traitor; one turn sends a man out of the way; one leak sinks the ship; one wound strikes Goliath dead; and one Delilah betrays Samson. So many men, by favoring one sin, lose God, heaven and their souls forever. Sin favored, ever ends in tragedy.” —Thomas Brooks, Works, 4:110–118 (Voices from the Past, Volume 2)

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    Sinclair Ferguson is at His Devotional Best in "Love Came Down at Christmas"

    If someone asked you to describe what Christmas means, what would you say? How would you begin to explain the love that Christmas is really all about?

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    Meet Eleven Insightful Puritan Writers in "The Glory of Grace"

    Richard Baxter. Jeremiah Burroughs. John Bunyan. Samuel Rutherford. Do these names sound familiar? The last several decades have seen an increase in the popularity of the Puritans’ writings. If you’ve never benefited from the impassioned writings of these believers don’t miss requesting this month’s book selection from Truth For Life. It’s called The Glory of Grace, and it introduces eleven Puritans, in their own words, with writings on topics including suffering, contentment, loss, assurance, daily discipleship, and more.

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    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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    Sermons about Expository Preaching

    "Expository preaching, the systematic consecutive exposition of the Scriptures, not only begins with God and his glory, but also makes pastors students of the Bible." - Alistair Begg

    Download or listen to sermons by Alistair Begg about expository preaching.

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