The Desolation of Disobedience

September 22, 2018 | by: Shea Oakley | 1 Comments

I believe that one of the implications of the message Pastor Chris used this past Sunday to begin the new Power and Authority of a Submissive Heart series is that Human beings were originally created to experience submission to God as pure joy. How great was our fall that today so many of us tend to hate the very thought of submission, not only to ... Keep Reading

Hope for Imola

September 22, 2018 | by: Nanci Schiavo | 2 Comments

It usually takes awhile to come to terms to the things that happened during our trips to Romania – in the moment, we see the small picture and it’s always wonderful.  As time passes, we get to see a bigger picture as God reveals new blessings as He continues to use the trip as a lesson to us all!  I’m seeing a much bigge... Keep Reading


September 13, 2018 | by: A.B. Simpson | 0 Comments

Albert Benjamin Simpson (1843-1919) was one of the most important Christian workers of his day. He was an ardent soul-winner and was active in raising up new believers and in training Christian workers. He began his service as a Presbyterian minister, but later resigned after realizing the inherent frustrations in trying to serve the Lord wit... Keep Reading

Confessions of a TLC Conservative

September 13, 2018 | by: Shea Oakley | 2 Comments

I believe Pastor Chris’s message this past Sunday especially resonated with many people, and I was no exception. The section about inclusivity being part of our church’s vision was what made me think the most, but I also believe inclusivity cannot be thought about apart from another aspect of True Life’s “spiritual DNA&rdquo... Keep Reading

Business Meeting for September 9, 2018

September 7, 2018 | by: Chris Francis | 0 Comments

Although I am extremely grateful that we live in a country that allows the church to meet in a public school and to have some of the freedoms that a nonprofit organization has, some of the legal & business aspects to church can make things a little blurry. We want to obey the law, and we want to do it in a biblical way. Reconciling those t... Keep Reading

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Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.25 Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. - John 12:24-25 One night in September, 2007, as the sun was setting over Los Angeles, California, I sat... Keep Reading

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I Doubt It

August 22, 2018 | by: Rachel Hansen | 2 Comments

Luke 24:13-35 Two guys walk along a road lamenting about the death of the very guy who pops up next to them and they don’t recognize Him as they carry on a conversation about Him?! I have always read this and felt like my Grandma did as she was yelling at her Soaps on the television (or the person in the horror movie who forgot to ... Keep Reading

For Us but Beyond Us

August 21, 2018 | by: Shea Oakley | 0 Comments

  “On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men... Keep Reading

Jesus Died

August 19, 2018 | by: Bill Robertson | 1 Comments

46 And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, “Father, ‘into Your hands I commit My spirit.’ ” Having said this, He breathed His last. His name was Bob Neary…Bob owned and managed Neary’s Funeral Home in Manasquan back in the 80’s when I was a pastor at the Presbyter... Keep Reading

Remembering His Faithfulness

August 16, 2018 | by: Rachel Hansen | 1 Comments

Luke 23:26-38 Luke describes a bleak scene with Jesus’ followers standing now silently by as the religious leaders stole His clothes, scoffed, sneered, and then mocked Him. They taunted Him, telling Him to save Himself, stressing if you’re the King of the Jews why can’t you save yourself? And Jesus doesn’t ... Keep Reading

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