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Legalism, License, and the "Spirit Of the Law"

November 9, 2019 | by: Shea Oakley | 0 Comments

The “spirit of the law” spoken of in the New Testament is revealed in a believer through the Holy Spirit, not through self-indulgence or self-righteousness, not, in fact, through “self”-anything but through God. Knowledge of the difference between the letter and the spirit of the law is at the very core of the new life grant... Keep Reading

How to Become One Heart

October 23, 2019 | by: Jimmy Evans | 0 Comments

Karen and I don't have a perfect marriage. We've been through a lot of trials together. But a long time ago—when God healed us as individuals and then began to heal the fractures in our relationship—we decided our marriage would be centered on God. He became our purpose.More than anything else, that purpose is what has kept us together.... Keep Reading

Christ-like love that God’s Spirit imparts as fruit to his children runs deep.  Divine love is grace (charis) or undeserved favor—no performance required.  Divine love is also forgiving (agape) or sacrificial—“…keeping no record of sin…” (I Corinthians 13:5).  Such love “covers a mult... Keep Reading

Fully Restored Because of Jesus

October 18, 2019 | by: Brian Lindsay, an Alliance worker serving in Thailand | 0 Comments

Mike is the newest believer in the Baan Paeo Church in Thailand. A member witnessed to him in the market and invited him to the Sunday service, where our Bible school intern led Mike through a prayer to receive Christ. Several years ago, Mike had suffered a stroke in a motorcycle accident when he was in his early 20s. This left him with permanent ... Keep Reading

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Days Of Heaven on Earth

October 18, 2019 | by: A.B. Simpson | 0 Comments

There are some things good without being perfect. You do not need to have a whole regiment firing outside your room to wake you. It is quite enough that your alarm clock rings. it is not necessary to fret about everything; it is quite enough if the devil gets your mind rasped with one little worry, one little thought which destroys your perfect pea... Keep Reading

Many Troubles

October 9, 2019 | by: Richard Borg | 0 Comments

No doubt the Apostle Paul observed the worst of marriages in the pre-Christian culture of Corinth.  One of his conclusions was, “…those who marry will face many troubles in this life…” (I Corinthians 7:28).  However, 2000 years later on Sunday morning, October 6, at True Life, all the married couples laughed in a... Keep Reading

God and Sandcastles

October 9, 2019 | by: Shea Oakley | 0 Comments

“Those who use the things of the world should not become attached to them. For this world as we know it will soon pass away.” -1st Corinthians 7:31 (NLT) The recent sermon from our current series in which the theme was “Life is too long to take marriage and singleness so seriously” was a convicting one for me. I believe the... Keep Reading

Using the Most Terrible to Glorify the Most Good

October 5, 2019 | by: Sarah-Ann Yersin | 0 Comments

I walked away from Sunday's service feeling empowered; the sermon spoke to my heart. It sprouted in my mind memories of past experiences in which I let envy bubble and brew in my heart, and consequently allowed it to seep into my relationship with the Lord and with others (which is never a pretty sight...). Thanks to the Lord's great love fo... Keep Reading

Self-Discipline and the Legitimacy of Pleasure

September 27, 2019 | by: Shea Oakley | 0 Comments

Discipline enables us to enter into, and be abandoned to, legitimate pleasure at the appropriate time. Lack of discipline leads to wrong pleasure being indulged in at the wrong time. A mistake Christians sometimes make is to reject the willful enjoyment of even that which is not inherently evil. The problem is not found in drinking deeply of deligh... Keep Reading

The Secret of Being Best Friends

September 27, 2019 | by: Jimmy Evans | 0 Comments

One of the most crucial traits of a successful, healthy marriage is true friendship between husband and wife. The romantic aspects of a relationship need to be built upon a base of friendship. How do you become best friends with your spouse?I believe there are seven foundations of friendship in marriage.Be faithful. According to Proverbs 17:17... Keep Reading

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