One Problem With My Sermons

August 15, 2015 | by: Chris Francis | 0 Comments

April 10, 2015 There are many tensions in the bible, where it seems like we are told different things that don't necessarily contradict each other, but do push against each other. For example, we're told that God is sovereign but humans have free will; we're told that God hates sin but lovingly runs after sinners; we're told that God accepts us as... Keep Reading

The Power of Forgiveness in Marriage

August 15, 2015 | by: Domeniek L. Harris | 0 Comments

April 18, 2013   Below is an article taken from Christianity Today. -------------------- The Power of Forgiveness in Marriage Domeniek L. Harris Does your flesh seem to crawl when you come into contact with certain people? When you hear the sound of their voice, does every fiber of your being cringe? Does your chest tighten when you thin... Keep Reading

The Rescue

August 15, 2015 | by: Ralph Davis | 0 Comments

For Good Friday..... April 3, 2015 Fourteen year old John Smith, who had been rescued from an icy lake, was not responding to CPR. He had been underwater for almost fifteen minutes, few ever survive that. He was rushed to a hospital, all the while the paramedics kept up the CPR compressions. Dr. Kent Sutterer and his team continued to perform C... Keep Reading

The Sanctifying Work of Parenthood

August 15, 2015 | by: Christina Fox | 0 Comments

May 6, 2013 The last two Sunday mornings we have been talking about how God uses parenting to not only grow up kids spiritually, but also us parents. And then a few days ago, a friend who is not a part of True Life and has no idea what we've been talking about, happened to send me the below article. It's good. ------------------------------ The... Keep Reading

God Loves Good Wine

August 15, 2015 | by: John Bloom | 0 Comments

  March 21, 2015 God likes using wines and vines in his miracles and parables. I thought of that a number of years ago when I read the following in an article: Great wines come from low-yielding vineyards planted in marginal climates on the poorest soils. Though hard on the vines, these tough conditions are good for the wine, because the... Keep Reading

Loving Those Who Are "Stuck"

August 15, 2015 | by: Chris Francis | 0 Comments

March 13, 2015 One of our Big 7 Prayers for 2015 is: 5. That God would give us love for those whose sins offend us….and also the boldness to have awkward conversations to help each other grow. Paul speaks to both parts of this prayer in Galatians 6. Galatians 6:1 Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the... Keep Reading

Why Evangelism Is Needed for the Jesus-Follower

August 15, 2015 | by: Caesar Kalinowski | 0 Comments

5/21/2013   ‘We Are Always in Need of Evangelism’ by Caesar Kalinowski Caesar Kalinowski b:w Discipleship is the process of moving from unbelief to belief about what is true of Jesus and the Gospel, in absolutely every area of life. Another word for faith is “belief,” and the Bible teaches us that all sin comes fr... Keep Reading

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True Life Chronicles - Pt. 1

August 15, 2015 | by: Chris Francis | 0 Comments

July 31, 2013   Today is Sunday, July 28th, 2013. We have been fully “operational” for 5 months now, and I got home from our service today and got the urge to want to start chronicling - on a weekly basis - the life of True Life Church. My hope is that others will join me in the chronicling (meaning - I hope others will write pos... Keep Reading

Fanning the Flames of AWE

August 15, 2015 | by: Chris Francis | 0 Comments

May 28, 2015 This past Sunday we talked about the importance of Awe -- how there is a difference between believing in the truths about Jesus and having an awe over those glorious truths. Belief alone -- in the sens of an intellectual agreement -- does not lead to worship or life change or freedom. Awe does. That was the purpose of the sermon on S... Keep Reading

Lessons Learned in Church Planting

August 15, 2015 | by: Marcus Toussaint | 0 Comments

September 24, 2012   So this post is not by anyone in our True Life Community, but so what. It came to me (Chris) as an article in a newlsetter that I receive on a monthly basis from a church planting organization. Marcus Toussaint is a pastor / church planter who moved from Dallas to Northern Arizona to help start Flagstaff Community Church... Keep Reading

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