We’re Called to Grow in Godliness. What Does That Look Like?

All Christians are called to pursue godliness—but how do we do so? In the book Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, author Donald Whitney turns to 1 Timothy 4:7 for the answer: “Discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness.” This verse is the theme for the entire book as Whitney unpacks its meaning and helps us apply it in practical ways.

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What Is God’s Role in Salvation? And What Is Ours?

If you were to die tonight and stand before God, what would you rely on? Good behavior? Church attendance? Bible knowledge? Personal accomplishments?

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Download (Free) - “Songs for a Savior”

Many of our favorite Christmas carols center on angels singing songs, shepherds watching flocks, and wise men giving gifts. These songs, however, are meaningless apart from their context within redemptive history. The Gospel of Luke records the very first Christmas songs, which were sung by Mary, Zechariah and Simeon. Unlike our modern carols, these songs of praise don’t revolve around the nativity scene or the events of Christ birth. Instead, they focus on the Savior Himself. Through the Incarnation, God supernaturally broke into human history by revealing Christ as the Savior of the world. In this series, Alistair Begg highlights how Mary, Zechariah, and Simeon’s songs praise the Lord for remembering His people and providing salvation, redemption, and mercy.

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Pray with the Passion of the Puritans in the New Year

As one of our primary means of communicating with God, prayer is fundamental to Christian life. So why would we settle for dull, lifeless prayers—or worse, no prayer at all? Jumpstart your prayer life by praying through the prayers in Piercing Heaven: Prayers of the Puritans. Puritan prayers were neither casual nor perfunctory; they were passionate pleas and eloquent praises to a merciful, sovereign God.

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What Does Charles Spurgeon Have to Say about the Power of Scripture?

Charles Spurgeon was a prolific preacher in the nineteenth century, often preaching ten times a week to packed houses. By the end of his four decades of ministry, he had preached to more than ten million people—without the aid of modern technology! So what made Spurgeon’s preaching so powerful? He genuinely believed in Scripture’s power as the inspired, infallible Word of God. This assurance is the foundational element of our faith and hope as well. In the book Spurgeon on the Power of Scripture, seven of Spurgeon’s sermons have been edited and compiled for modern readers to more readily understand. You’ll learn why the Bible can be trusted as much today as when it was written thousands of years ago.

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Brand-New from Alistair Begg — “Truth For Life: 365 Daily Devotions”


“God’s word is a glorious gift. Our Father has given it to us in order that we might know His Son and that we might live in the power of His Spirit, in obedience to His truth.”

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How Do the Ten Commandments Relate to Contemporary Life?


We live in a time of moral crisis in our culture—and in the church as well. Many have lost confidence in God and His Word and dismiss His law as archaic and impractical. In Pathway to Freedom: How God’s Laws Guide Our Lives, author Alistair Begg confronts this problem head-on, walking us through each of the Ten Commandments to show how they remain relevant in the twenty-first century.

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Recommended Resources for Pastors


Truth For Life recommends the following assortment of books, series, and articles for pastors, church leaders, and others who teach the Bible. This carefully selected collection covers topics such as Christ-centered preaching, successfully leading a congregation, the dynamics of effective preaching, the importance of personal devotion to God, theological challenges, and family life.

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What Makes a Christian Leader Effective?


Pastors aren’t perfect. They battle with temptation and sin just like the rest of us. But when they fall from grace, they make headlines—and sometimes they drag down whole congregations.

So what does it take to be successful in Christian leadership?

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Learn Why Church Membership Is Not Optional


Does church membership matter? Since God is available to us anywhere and anytime, do we really need to belong to a local church? Can’t we just worship in the privacy of our homes?

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