Free will and predestination have been topics of great debate over the years. How do we exercise free will if God already knows the outcome of our decision? In this selection of sermons, Alistair Begg explores both topics, looking to the Bible for clarity on the debate. The Chain of Salvation (Romans 8:28-30) — Listen | Download MP3 The Bible tells us that God works “in all things” to accomplish His purposes. In this sermon, Alistair Begg reminds us to keep the context of this promise in mind: God’s purpose is to call to Himself a people, and “all things” may…

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…

“I will sing unto the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously,” states Christian Aid Ministries after release of American and Canadian hostages held by Haitian gang for months. After months of fervent prayer and fasting by Anabaptists and other Christian supporters worldwide, every member of a group of American and Canadian missionaries held hostage in Haiti for months has now been released. “We glorify God for answered prayer—the remaining twelve hostages are FREE!” stated Christian Aid Ministries (CAM) today in announcing the good news. “Join us in praising God that all seventeen of our loved ones are now safe,” stated…

In the audio series Pathway to Freedom: How God’s Laws Guide Our Lives, Alistair Begg teaches step by step through the Ten Commandments. He explains how each commandment points to the responsibilities laid upon us by our Creator—and, ultimately, to our need for saving grace. You’ll learn that the Ten Commandments are not a ladder to climb to find acceptance with God; rather, they are a mirror that exposes our sin and our need a Savior. The Pathway to Freedom study guide is a companion to the Pathway to Freedom audio series. It contains twelve sessions that dive deep into…

Written to scattered believers facing a variety of troubles, the Epistle of James addresses a universally relevant question: How are God’s people to live in God’s world? This side of heaven, trials and tribulations crowd into our lives, confronting us with failure and tears, doubts and disappointments, sorrow and groanings. In response, James offers us practical help, with an eye toward not becoming Christians so much as behaving as those who have been redeemed “by the word of truth.” Volume 1 (James 1:1-27) – Listen (Free) | Download (Free – 170 mb) | Purchase CD ($17.20) | Purchase DVD ($17.20) |…

Each year Truth For Life produces a series of listener favorites. The messages are on a wide range of topics such as marriage, trials, and attributes of God. Encore 2010 – Listen (Free) | Download (Free – 228 mb) | Purchase CD ($19.15) | Purchase MP3 CD ($1.25) How has God been speaking to you through His Word in the past year? In Encore 2010, we’re highlighting some of the most requested messages from the past 12 months. With topics such as fear and anxiety, giving, attitudes, family, the church, and faith and salvation, there is encouragement from God’s Word for everyone….

The continuing challenge of preaching is to bring God’s divine content into the human context in which the message is delivered. For pastors, the key is to help their people understand that following death comes judgment and that the salvation God offers through Christ Jesus is the only deliverance from an eternal sentence. Pastors must make a clear, authoritative, and urgent appeal to their congregations to make contact with Jesus Christ from all of Scripture. In this series, Alistair Begg teaches from Ruth, Ecclesiastes, Acts, and Revelation, showing that the good news of Jesus can be preached from every book…

Written for an audience of Jewish believers in a time of persecution, the book of Hebrews proclaims an eternal truth: Jesus is both the Son of God and our Great High Priest. He is the perfect mediator between God and humanity. As he considers Christ’s work from its foreshadowing in the Old Testament to its present impact, the writer of Hebrews exhorts believers to “fix our eyes on Jesus” as God’s perfect and only provision for mankind’s sins. Volume 1  Listen (Free) | Download (Free – 184mb) | Purchase CD ($17.20) | Purchase MP3 CD ($1.25) In volume one of this…

In this era of social distancing, Kip Clark offers human connection: From a perch on a street in Cambridge, he listens to anyone who wants to talk.

JUST IN TIME FOR MOTHER’S DAY! Even if you only have one minute…. This 7-day devotional taken from the Busy Mom’s Bible: Daily Inspiration Even If You Only Have One Minute (Zondervan, 2020) will help you find peace and joy as a busy mom. Many things can get in the way of reading God’s Word, but motherhood shouldn’t be one of them. When you sign up to receive this free email devotional, each day for a week you’ll have the option to cater your quiet time to even the most hectic pace, whether that’s just enough time to glance at…

The Bible consistently communicates the fact that God is our source of certainty in uncertain times. When a pandemic strikes, when the economy falters, when today is nothing like we expected yesterday, we can take solace from Scripture, knowing that God’s promises never fail. Philippians 4:19 says, “God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” It’s reassuring to remember that Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, COVID-19: Bible Reading Plan of Assurance] God seems to do his greatest work in the middle…

Journalist Jerry Mitchell dug up evidence that helped reopen decades-old civil rights-era murder cases in the South, including that of Medgar Evers.

With extended school closures around the country, many families are now facing a new reality this Monday morning. If you’re looking for learning opportunities to keep you and your children occupied during this time, Bible Gateway has a number of useful, free resources. Streams in the Desert for Kids Parents, if you’re looking for a devotional that you can read with your children, this devotional shares all the amazing scriptural insights from the original Streams in the Desert in ways that 9- to 12-year-olds can easily relate to–teaching them how to approach life’s most difficult issues. When you sign up,…

Archaeological Lessons Offer Clearer Bible Understanding Advances in archaeology science are allowing archaeologists in Israel to continually find ancient mosaics, altars, temples, and villages that corroborate and clarify the stories of the Bible. Using research of top scholars in the fields of archaeology, history, and biblical study, historian and bestselling author Ray Vander Laan has guided more than 10,000 people on in-depth study tours of the Holy Land. His teaching ministry is focused on understanding the Bible keeping in mind the historical and cultural context in which God placed it. Beginning March 9, 2020, the most visited Christian website in…

The Enemy wants us to doubt the efficacy of God’s grace and the assurance of his mercy. The United States of America is built upon the ideal of freedom. Though it has not always lived up to the true meaning of its creed, the great struggle in the conscience of America has been the struggle for freedom. On March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry spoke the immortal words in defense of freedom and the American Revolution: “Give me liberty or give me death!” For Henry, it was liberty or death. For Jesus Christ, it was liberty by death. The death and…

The Eubank family offers food, shelter, and medicine on the frontlines in Iraq and Burma. In northwest Mosul, an Iraqi civilian preparing to clamber through a hole in a wall hands a swaddled baby to an American man wearing a dusty combat uniform. The American, Dave Eubank, is not a soldier. All around them, Iraqis hurry past, carrying children and crying out to each other as they flee approaching ISIS militants. Eubank tenderly passes the baby off to another Iraqi, remaining calm amid the chaos. This turbulent scene opens a new documentary, Free Burma Rangers (Deidox Films), directed by Brent…

They served time for crimes they didn’t commit and run a nonprofit that investigates cases for other wrongly convicted prisoners.

Whether finding deep pockets or appealing to civic spirit, local news outlets are trying everything to stay afloat and save a community service.

In a society frantically searching for happiness, bestselling author Max Lucado provides a personal plan for a life filled with a lasting and fulfilling joy that often eludes the world. This joy, supported by Jesus’ teaching and supplemented by modern research, is the topic of his new book: How Happiness Happens. And you can get 5 days of free excerpts from it in your email inbox by signing up here. The guiding question of the book is simple: Do you feel happy? It’s a question that all of us ask of ourselves at some point. For the Christ-follower, we know…

Do you wonder why there are so many Bible translations and what makes them different from one another? Have you heard someone say that all modern English Bible translations are theologically biased or politically motivated to change God’s Word to be more acceptable to today’s culture? Are you questioning if you’re using the best translation in your church? Plan now to join the free 40-minute webcast conversation on “Demystifying Bible Translations” June 25, 2019. [Read the Mounce Reverse-Interlinear New Testament on Bible Gateway] Hear from Dr. Bill Mounce (leading Greek scholar, author, and Bible translator), Ken Lucas (senior pastor of…