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Rock of Ages: Wallpaper

Rock of Ages
By: Augustus M. Toplady

Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee;
Let the water and the blood,
From Thy wounded side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure;
Save from wrath and make me pure.

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Category: Weekly Wallpaper


God’s Grace and Goodness

"God’s grace and goodness not only cleanses us from the penalty of sin, but enables us to deal with the power of sin." -Alistair Begg

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Category: Truth For Life Resources


Hymn: Rock of Ages

Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to the cross I cling;
Naked, come to Thee for dress;
Helpless look to Thee for grace;
Foul, I to the fountain fly;
Wash me, Savior, or I die.

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Category: Hymns and Worship


Dangerous Intersection

"Where desire and opportunity meet is a dangerous intersection." -Alistair Begg (regarding the temptation to sin)

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Category: Truth For Life Resources


In the School of His Providence

Under God we are being trained in the school of His providence. -Alistair Begg

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Category: Truth For Life Resources


Alistair Begg Interviewed on the webshow "The Exchange"

Watch Ed Stetzer from the webshow "The Exchange" interviews Alistair Begg on evangelism, church planting and pastoring.

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Category: Truth For Life Resources


Expository Listening: The Listening Test

Like a jeweler who tests a diamond or gemstone to see if it is real or fake and who is able to spot imperfections and flaws, your job as a Christian is to test what you are taught to see if it is true or false and be able to spot any errors or half truths. Practically speaking, everything must pass three basic tests.

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Categories: Recommended Resources, Truth For Life Resources


In the Face of Trials

"Perseverance in the face of trials is not only possible, but it is profitable." -Alistair Begg

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Category: Truth For Life Resources


Watch Alistair Begg's Latest Sermon, "Scripture - God Breathed"

When Christians say that the Bible is “inspired by God,” what do they mean? Watch Alistair Begg explain in this video.

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Category: Weekly Sermons


Hymn: My God, I Thank Thee

I thank Thee, Lord, that here our souls
Though amply blessed,
Can never find, although they seek
A perfect rest;
Nor ever shall, until they lean
On Jesus’ breast.

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Category: Hymns and Worship


Expository Listening: Being a Good Berean

Like a wine connoisseur who makes judgments between bad and good wines and good and better wines and better and best wines, we need to be like sermon-tasting connoisseurs who makes judgments between bad and good sermons, good and better sermons, and better and best sermons.

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Categories: Recommended Resources, Truth For Life Resources


The Dirty Fingers of Sin

"The dirty fingers of sin leave marks on our cleanest clothes." -Spurgeon #DailyDevo

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Category: Truth For Life Resources


Wisdom Is

"Wisdom is knowing how to live God’s way in God’s world." -Alistair Begg

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Category: Truth For Life Resources


Expository Listening: Biblical Preaching

Biblical preaching is when what the preacher says comes directly from a verse or passage in the Bible.

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Categories: Recommended Resources, Truth For Life Resources


A Cross-Country Run

"The Christian life is not a few sprints, it’s a cross-country run that lasts for the totality of our lives." -Alistair Begg

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Category: Truth For Life Resources


Video: Alistair Begg at Westmont College

Watch a video of Alistair Begg addressing the students at Westmont College on October 20, 2014

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Category: Truth For Life Resources


Hymn: Consider It Joy

Consider it joy, pure joy
When troubles come
Many trials will make you strong
Consider it joy, pure joy
And stand your ground

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Category: Hymns and Worship


To Provide For Us

"God is not asking from us what He is unable or unwilling to provide for us." -Alistair Begg

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Category: Truth For Life Resources


"Oh Father, My Father"

"The Christian person, through all of the pains, when they can’t pray says, 'Oh Father, my Father.' And sometimes that’s all." -Alistair Begg

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Category: Truth For Life Resources


Expository Listening: Reduce Your Media Intake

The media saturation of our society has a dulling, deadening effect on our hearts.

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Categories: Recommended Resources, Truth For Life Resources


On Display

"Our doctrine must inevitably find itself on display." -Alistair Begg #TruthForLife

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Category: Truth For Life Resources


The Heart of the Pastor

"The collapses in pastoral ministry...are all ultimately traced to pride in the heart of the pastor." -Alistair Begg

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Category: Truth For Life Resources


Download the Six Volume Set of "The Pastor's Study "

Paul’s words in 2 Timothy 4:2-5 are the mandate for all those who are called to pastoral ministry. Download all 50 mp3 files from all six "Pastor's Study" series. by Alistair Begg.

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Category: Truth For Life Resources


The Place He Set You Down

"There is no ideal place to serve God except the place He set you down." -Eric Alexander

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Category: Truth For Life Resources


Keeps Us Moment By Moment

"I don’t know what you face, but the God who has called us to His eternal glory in Christ Jesus keeps us moment by moment." -Alistair Begg

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Category: Truth For Life Resources


Expository Listening: Pray Throughout the Week

Someone once asked Spurgeon the secret to the power and effectiveness of his preaching ministry. He replied simply, “My people pray for me!”

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Categories: Recommended Resources, Truth For Life Resources


Video: "Keep On!" By Alistair Begg

From 2 Timothy 3, Alistair Begg emphasizes the importance of continuing onward in faith, trusting in the Scriptures and following the examples of godly leaders.

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Category: Weekly Sermons


Hymn: I Need Thee Every Hour

I need Thee every hour, most gracious Lord;
No tender voice like Thine can peace afford.

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Category: Hymns and Worship


Expository Listening: Read and Meditate on God's Word Every Day

Reading the Word on a daily basis will develop in you a healthy appetite for God’s Word.

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Categories: Recommended Resources, Truth For Life Resources


By Means of the Preaching of the Word

"It is by means of the preaching of the Word that God accomplishes His purposes of salvation." -Alistair Begg

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Preached, Heard, and Believed : Wallpaper

"Unless the Gospel is preached, it cannot be heard. If it is not heard, it cannot be believed." -Alistair Begg

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Category: Weekly Wallpaper


October's 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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Category: Listener Stories


The Instruction of the Word

"The cohesive impact of the scattered congregation is driven by the shared experience of sitting under the instruction of the Word." -Alistair Begg

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Category: Truth For Life Resources


Expository Listening: Biblical Audiology

We are in desperate need of both theological and practical instruction in the area of listening effectively to the preaching of the Word.

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Categories: Recommended Resources, Truth For Life Resources


A brief tutorial on Truth For Life's new site!

Welcome! A brief tour...
We've upgraded our site and invite you to sample the new features.

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Categories: Ministry Updates, Truth For Life Resources


Unless the Gospel is Preached

"Unless the Gospel is preached, it cannot be heard. If it is not heard, it cannot be believed." -Alistair Begg

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Expository Listening: We All Fail to Listen to and Obey God

From the beginning, humankind has failed to listen to and obey what God has said. Adam and Eve disobeyed the very first words God ever spoke to man

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Download the New Series "The Pastor's Study, Volume 6"

In every generation, pastors face difficult decisions regarding how to prioritize the competing demands placed upon them. Today is no different. Download the series "The Pastor's Study, Volume 6" by Alistair Begg.

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Category: Truth For Life Resources


Expository Listening: A Joint Effort

The high and lofty place of preaching has all but vanished from the contemporary church. Not only does the average churchgoer today no longer appreciate biblical preaching; they can’t even tolerate it.

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A Result of God’s Beneficence

"Of all pride, the worst must surely be spiritual pride, for all that we have is a result of God’s beneficence." -Alistair Begg

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Category: Truth For Life Resources


In The Cross

"In the cross it wasn’t that Christ made us savable, but it was that He saved us." -Alistair Begg

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Category: Truth For Life Resources


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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Category: Letters from Alistair


Expository Listening: A Handbook for Hearing and Doing God's Work

The Bible teaches that listeners must partner with the preacher so that the Word of God accomplishes its intended purpose of transforming their lives. Expository Listening is a handbook on biblical listening.

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Categories: Recommended Resources, Truth For Life Resources