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Read Alistair Begg's October Letter

Last week we read 2 Corinthians 5 together during our staff prayer time and were reminded of the temporary nature of our earthly home and the daily challenge to keep both our triumphs and our difficulties in clear perspective.

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September 2014 Listener Letters

I have been going through a valley in my life for the past two years. Listening to Truth For Life has been one very important lifeline that the Lord has used to get me through

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Alistair Begg's September 2014 Letter

When we ultimately breathe our last, it will be the cumulative expression of the convictions that have marked us all the way through. That’s why no day is unimportant, no decision is irrelevant, and no relationship is immaterial. It’s all part of the mosaic of our lives.

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Alistair Begg's August 2014 Letter

The transformation that takes place in a person’s life as a result of hearing the Gospel is both wonderful and mysterious. Exactly how the Holy Spirit opens our eyes and helps us see our sinful nature and need for a Savior is nothing we can fully understand, but nonetheless reaffirms the truth that all of Scripture is God-breathed.

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Alistair Begg's July 2014 Letter

As Bible teaching becomes increasingly scarce, our children are susceptible to theological vagueness and confusion. Without learning from the Spirit of God, it is not possible to be transformed by the Spirit of God.

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Alistair Begg's June 2014 Letter

I had the privilege this past month of hosting the 15th annual Basics Conference for pastors and church leaders here at Parkside. Once again, the privilege of spending a few days with over 800 faithful men from across the country and around the world was both humbling and immensely helpful.

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Alistair Begg's May 2014 Letter

Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened...If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him! (Matthew 7:7-11)

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Alistair Begg's April 2014 Letter

We as Christians affirm the truth declared in Scripture that not only was Jesus dead and buried, but "he was raised on the third day." We marvel at the fact that He was put to death for our sins and raised for our justification (Romans 4:25).

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Alistair Begg's March 2014 Letter

Our Heavenly Father is never absent from our pain and by His design, He shares in our grief. D. A. Carson said, "Christianity is uniquely comforting because only the Christian God plunged into the suffering we experience." What an amazing God we have!

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Alistair Begg's February 2014 Letter

Dear Friend,

I recently revisited some of the writings by J.C. Ryle, who accredited his “complete alteration” to reading the Bible, praying and studying the Gospel. There are many aspects of his life that attest to the work of the Holy Spirit, not the least of which is his conversion to Christianity after being raised and educated outside of any biblical or prayerful influence.

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Alistair Begg's January 2014 Letter

Greetings and Happy New Year!
Let me begin by extending a sincere “thank you” for your commitment to Truth For Life in 2013. It is your faithful support that brings this teaching to so many around the world. I have a front row seat watching the seed of God’s Word fall into the fertile soil of people’s souls and find it a terrific encouragement. Let me assure you that the investment we are making together is of eternal significance.

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Alistair Begg's November Letter

The Bible makes it clear that God oversees all affairs, large and small, for His glory and for His purpose. As Christians, we rest in knowing that we are not at the mercy of blind forces or drifting aimlessly on the sea of chance. We have a loving Father who delights to give good gifts to His children...

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Letter from Alistair Begg: "Further along, we'll understand why"

The mysterious unfolding of God's purpose is seldom understood in the immediate. In most cases it is, as the old song reminds us, "Farther along we'll know all about it. Farther along, we'll understand why." There are features of God's dealings with us that in His loving wisdom, He determines to keep hidden from us (Deut. 29:29). We may be confident that nothing escapes His notice or catches Him by surprise. Although we may only see links in the chain, God sees the end from the beginning and is constantly overruling the events – global and personal – for His glory and for the good of His people...

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September letter from Alistair Begg, "New Affections and New Desires"

With over 30 years of pastoral ministry now behind me, I've spent more time in funeral homes and at grave sites than I ever would have imagined. It is a peculiar responsibility and a unique privilege to share with a family as they face the pain of parting with a loved one. The challenge can often be to help them, especially when emotions are raw, face up to what the Bible has to say about death...

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August Letter from Alistair Begg, "A Letter About Letters"

This month's letter is about letters. The topic is prompted by the fact that we've changed the format of this one to include pictures. Often I write to you about places I've been or recent I, Paul, write this greeting experiences I've had and thought that "seeing would help greatly with the telling..."

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July 2013 Letter from Alistair Begg

We can more clearly grasp His providence when we look at the storyline of the Bible from a panoramic perspective. It is only then that we can begin to see how seemingly insignificant events are woven together and form the far greater picture of God's master plan for our salvation...

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June letter from Alistair Begg

Dear Friend,
What an extraordinary reality we as Christians have in this assurance from the Apostle Paul! Despite our best efforts, every day we come face-to-face with our sinful nature. Nonetheless, we can find peace in the certainty that our sin has been dealt with once and for all on the cross...

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May 2013 Letter from Alistair Begg

Yesterday I enjoyed the privilege of addressing the student body of a local university, and tomorrow I’ll be in Michigan speaking at a student conference. Today I received a letter from a young pastor in Florida who wrote to encourage me with his news and also to ask me a question. Having spent the greater part of my life as the “young chap” seeking advice from mentors, it is quite a shift for me to realize that I am now being looked to for guidance. It is both a terrific privilege and a sobering responsibility...

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Alistair Begg's April Letter

Dear Friend,
Warmest Christian greetings.

A recent article in The Wall Street Journal addressed the potential for technology to fix our broken world. It got me thinking about how to engage our friends in discussions about Jesus.

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The Hour Has Come

By Alistair Begg

When Jesus made the declaration in John 12 that the time had come for the Son of Man to be glorified, many of His listeners would have caught their breath. Jesus’ followers were looking to the day when their political tyrants would be crushed under the feet of their conquering Messiah. However, they were about to discover that Jesus’ definition of “glorified” was radically different than their own...

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