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Deserted by God: God is with Us

When John Wesley lay dying, many of his friends came to visit him. Strong Christians as they were, they were anxious to encourage him with the promises of God. At one point, however, Wesley raised himself in the bed and with special energy said to them: ‘Yes, all these promises are true. But best of all, God is with us.'

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If a Christian Were a Flower, What Would They Be?

Some would say a rose, some might say a tulip, and yet others would say a daffodil. I on the other hand, say that a Christian is called to be a dandelion, because a dandelion has all the attributes of a Christian witness.

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Deserted by God: Recovery

In Psalm 13, we see David question why he is in the circumstances he is. We also see though the beginning of a recovery for David. Read an excerpt from Sinclair Ferguson's book "Deserted by God?" to see how we can apply what David did to our lives.

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Deserted by God: Petition

At times in his life, David felt deserted by God. How did he face those times and what can we learn from his response? Read an excerpt from Sinclair Ferguson's "Deserted by God?"

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Deserted by God: Why Has this Happened to Me?

Two questions dominate the songs of lament in the Old Testament. The first is ‘Why?’ Why has this happened to me? Why here? Why now??

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Deserted by God: Can Anyone Help Me?

Read an excerpt from this month's book, "Deserted by God?" by Sinclair Ferguson.

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5 Sermons On 'The Gospel' by Alistair Begg

5 Messages about "The Gospel" by Alistair Begg

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Preface to July's Resource: "Deserted by God?"

The theme of this book is capable of daunting the boldest spirit for more than one reason. The subject—the sense that God has, perhaps, deserted me—is deep and in many respects mysterious. It belongs to the darker side of spiritual experience. For that reason to read about it, and indeed to write of it, can be itself a discouraging experience, laying low the spirits...

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Magnificent Obsession: Why Jesus Is Great

I believe that as a Christian I am freed from the power and penalty of sin. One day I will be freed from the presence of sin, both internally and externally. Jesus is my hope.

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Magnificent Obsession: Jesus is the source of my forgiveness

No matter how I tried to escape it, I could not get away from the fact that I was born in sin, I would live in sin and I would die in sin.

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Listen to an Interview with David Robertson, author of "Magnificent Obsession: Why Jesus Is Great"

David Robertson, author of this month's featured book, "Magnificent Obsession: Why Jesus Is Great," was interviewed on the In the Market with Janet Parshall in May. Listen as he discusses his newest book and how to engage those who have questions about Christianity.

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Magnificent Obsession: The Bible

Dear J.
Thanks for the letter and the questions within. I’ll try to cover most of them but there is one that we need to address right away, because it is a question that causes great confusion. You ask why Christians are so divided about what the teaching of Jesus actually is. Why are there so many disputes that I criticized in my last letter? Isn’t it just everyone making up a Jesus in their own image?

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Listen to the message "The Church Confronts the World" by Alistair Begg

Listen to this additional message from Alistair Begg on Acts 24.

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Magnificent Obsession: Why Did Jesus do Miracles?

You are probably quite right in thinking you will never see a miracle done: you are probably equally right in thinking that there was a natural explanation of anything in your past life which seemed, at the first glance, to be ‘rum’ or ‘odd’. God does not shake miracles into nature at random as if from a pepper pot.

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Magnificent Obsession: Did Jesus do miracles?

The trouble is that a postmodern view of history has taken a grip of many (non) thinkers. History is seen only through the eye of the recipient and, just as you can have a pick ‘n’ mix theology, so you can have a pick ‘n’ mix view of history.

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Magnificent Obsession: The Gospels

Some of your friends have told you that you cannot accept the Gospels as historical documents. Why not? They were written as historical documents (take for example the prologue to Luke’s Gospel, which talks about investigating and sources).

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Magnificent Obsession: The Beginning

Let’s begin at the beginning (although as we will see, the birth of Jesus was not the beginning of Jesus). When did Jesus exist? Did He really exist?

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June Featured Resource: Magnificent Obsession

For the unbeliever, the desire for indisputable proof and hard evidence can be a stumbling block for accepting the foundations of Christianity. David Robertson confronts these stumbling blocks head on and counter argues the atheist perspective point by point. Addressing the historicity of the Gospels, the robust evidence for the miracles of Jesus, and the transforming power of the living Word of God in the Bible, Robertson firmly exhorts that faith in Christ is not based on ignorance, but on knowledge.

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18 Words: Justification

The doctrine of justification as presented by Paul sounds paradoxical, almost shocking; for it tells us that God, the holy Lawgiver and just Judge, who reveals inflexible righteous wrath against ‘all ungodliness and wickedness of men’ (Rom. 1:18), now reckons righteousness to the unrighteous and justifies the ungodly (Rom. 3:23-24; 4:5).

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Truth For Life ‘Staff Picks’ Recommended Reading for Students

Do you have a young adult, college student or prospective college student in your life? The decisions, lifestyles and pressures of both selecting a college and attending college are challenging, particularly for the Christian.

At this time of year, the staff at Truth For Life recommends the following resources as gift suggestions for graduating high school seniors. Several other titles make for helpful summer reading for existing college students on break.

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