Abraham’s Failure and the Peril of Inconsistency
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by TFL
9h ago
The late professional golfer Tommy Armour observed, “It is not solely the capacity to make great shots that make champions, but the essential quality of making very few bad shots.”1 In other words, good golfers make consistent shots. What is true in the sport is true for all of life: consistency is the key to doing anything well, while inconsistency brings with it great peril. Old Testament stories often point out both principles to apply and perils to avoid. In Genesis 20, we read of a time when Abraham faced the peril of inconsistency. The chapter chronicles the failure of a spiritual man—a ..read more
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There Is No Power in Prayer Itself
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by TFL
2d ago
As Jesus prayed in the garden of Gethsemane on the night before His crucifixion, He was distressed about His coming task. Luke tells us that He prayed, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me.” When He had prayed this, “there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him.” Yet Luke immediately goes on to say that “being in agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground” (Luke 22:42–44). And ultimately, of course, Jesus did drink the cup of God’s wrath on the cross. In other words, the cup that was distressing J ..read more
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Wallpaper: God’s Presence
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by TFL
2d ago
“Godliness is simply the living of life with an all-pervasive sense of God’s presence.” —Alistair Begg Click below to download your image: Apple Devices: iPads iPhones Other Devices: Android Phones Amazon Fire Microsoft Surface Social Media Facebook Banner Facebook Post Twitter Post Instagram Post Desktop Computer Large Small ..read more
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Basics 2024 Recap
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by TFL
5d ago
Another year of Basics has come and gone! We hope that you were able to attend the conference or watch the live stream. If not, you can now freely stream or download every message from the conference here or in the Truth For Life app. Basics 2025: Save the Date Mark your calendars for next year’s conference, which is scheduled for May 5–7, 2025. Alistair Begg will be joined by Willie Philip and Richard Pratt. Visit basicsconference.org this fall for updated information about the conference and to register.  In addition to the sessions below, Sinclair Ferguson, Rico Tice, and Al ..read more
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A Practical, Biblical Guidebook for Moms and Dads
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by TFL
1w ago
For those who are parents, are about to become parents, or have adult children who are parents, the book Parenting Essentials gives a practical, biblical framework for raising well-adjusted, God-honoring children. Parenting Essentials leads you and your spouse chapter by chapter through more than a dozen key discussion topics so that together you can agree upon a united philosophy for biblical parenting before you find yourselves in the trenches. For example, you’ll discuss how you’ll balance discipline with relationship building, how you’ll deal with unhealthy child friendships, how you’ll ..read more
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Four Ways God Shows Us His Goodness
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by TFL
1w ago
God’s goodness is an immense subject. Stephen Charnock, a seventeenth-century English Puritan, wrote extensively on the subject. In his two-volume work on the existence and attributes of God, he devoted 145 pages to God’s goodness along! Many of us would be hard-pressed to fill one page, but not Charnock. All of God’s acts, he says, are the outpourings of divine goodness. Charnock lists some examples: When it confers happiness without merit, it is grace; when it bestows happiness against merit, it is mercy; when he bears with provoking rebels, it is long-suffering; when he performs his promi ..read more
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Hymn: “Through All the Changing Scenes of Life” by Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady
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by TFL
1w ago
Through all the changing scenes of life, In trouble and in joy, The praises of my God shall still My heart and tongue employ. Of His deliv’rance I will boast, Till all that are distressed From my example comfort take And lay their griefs to rest. O magnify the Lord with me; Exalt His holy name. When in distress to Him I called, He to my rescue came. The hosts of God encamp around The dwellings of the just; Deliv’rance He affords to all Who in His promise trust. O taste and see that He is good; Experience will decide How blest are they, and only they, Who in the Lord confide. Fear Him, you sa ..read more
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Wallpaper: Profoundly Involved
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by TFL
1w ago
“He who is involved in the life cycle of the sparrow is profoundly involved in the lives of His children.” —Alistair Begg Click below to download your image: Apple Devices: iPads iPhones Other Devices: Android Phones Amazon Fire Microsoft Surface Social Media Facebook Banner Facebook Post Twitter Post Instagram Post Desktop Computer Large Small ..read more
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The Sole Authority of God’s Word
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by TFL
2w ago
In part one of this series, we examined the biblical pattern of reminder, and especially Peter’s effort to remind his readers of the basic truths of the Gospel, which he declares in 2 Peter 1:12–15 . By repeatedly coming back to the essentials, Peter sought to prevent his readers from being led astray by false teachers who denied Christ and the Gospel. In part two, we considered the Gospel message and the exhortations and warnings that emerge from it. The most basic element of Christianity is the Gospel of salvation by grace through faith, giving us peace with God through the work of Jes ..read more
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Wallpaper: Work of Grace
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by TFL
2w ago
“Without grace, love and faith would be impossible. Without love and faith, there is no evidence of a work of grace.” —Alistair Begg Click below to download your image: Apple Devices: iPads iPhones Other Devices: Android Phones Amazon Fire Microsoft Surface Social Media Facebook Banner Facebook Post Twitter Post Instagram Post Desktop Computer Large Small ..read more
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