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How To Know if Something Good Has Become an Idol

November 19, 2019 | by: Chris Francis | 0 Comments

Yesterday we finished our series "Being a Wise Church: 7 Principles to Consider".  But there is one lingering question that was not addressed clearly:  How do I know when something that I enjoy and was once thankful to God for becomes an idol? How do I know when something that can be done out of worship TO God now becomes the object of ... Keep Reading

Loving Each Other is Our Highest Calling

November 16, 2019 | by: Sarah-Ann Yersin | 1 Comments

Have you ever had a season in your life in which it's become apparent that God is tugging at one, specific area of your heart?Well, I'm in one of those seasons. The Book of 1 Corinthians has proven to be one of the most influential books of the bible in my walk with Christ. At the start of this series, I remember first hearing the title "Church ... Keep Reading

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

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

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 | 1 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

Flee and Pursue

September 17, 2019 | by: Dick Borg | 0 Comments

    The sermon on Sunday ought to be preached in every church worldwide! Our three married children prefer to think that their parents are 75-year old virgins, but their mere existence proves otherwise.      Since I know that preachers don’t have time to say everything that could be said in one sermon, let me share s... Keep Reading

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