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The Power to Change the Past

Christ-like love that God's Spirit imparts as fruit to his children runs deep. Divine love is grace (charis) or undeserved favorno performance required. Divine love is also forgiving (agape) or sacrificial"keeping no record of sin" (I Corinthians 13:5). Such love "covers a multitude of sin" (I Peter 4:8). When spouses sin against each other, and they do in the best of mar...

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Days Of Heaven on Earth

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 peace. It is like the polis...

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Many Troubles

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 agreement with Paul. In a fallen sinful world "troubles" are unavo...

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God and Sandcastles

"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 Spirit has been talking to me a lot lately about...

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Using the Most Terrible to Glorify the Most Good

I walked away from Sunday's service feelingempowered; 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 for me, demonstrated through his ...

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