The Difference is Real.

Jesus said, “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32)  The truth here is not about another religion being the truth, but it is referring to a person who is the real deal. This person is Jesus, the son of God. When you know who Jesus really is and the purpose He has for you, He will set you free from your sins. Sin will only lead you to a life of pain, disappointment, and eventually to an eternal death. But when you believe in Jesus Christ to lead you, He will open doors to a life that is purposeful and fulfilling. That is the real difference.

Trueliving Church is not about another organized religious group trying to be cool, but the name Trueliving was chosen because that is the life style that is led here. We live a lifestyle that truly honors Jesus inside and out. And this is what makes us real.  There are no masks, no secret identities from Monday to Saturday and a Holy existence only on Sundays. Yes, in our daily walk with Jesus we will stumble here and there and get caught up in temptation. But there are no sins we should hide that Jesus does not already know. Therefore, we confess our sin, accept our mistakes, learn from them, and pray for continued strength and wisdom to plow forward.

The Bible says, “Whoever covers over his sins does not prosper. Whoever confesses and abandons them receives compassion.” Proverbs 28:13

And 1 John 1:8, “God is faithful and reliable. If we confess our sins, he forgives them and cleanses us from everything we’ve done wrong.

As these two Bible verses confirm, God is aware we will stumble, and He knows guilt will drive us to live in shame or denial. Therefore, He clearly encourages us to live in truth, never covering up our sins and He will always forgive with true compassion. He will continue to bless your life and guide your path.

2 Cor. 12:10 “For when I am weak, then I am strong.”  When you are weak, instead of relying on yourself to make it through, place your life in Jesus and He will provide the true strength to help lift you up and out of your challenges. Therefore, as members of Trueliving Church, God is challenging us all to be true to Him, to be real. Your life will glorify God inside the Church and outside in your community.

There are three core principles that all True Living church members must live by:

We are real people, living a real life and showing real love.

Real People – “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” 2 Cor. 5:17

Everyone has a past. In our past, we live by our own standards which has led to certain mistakes, pains and destruction. But now, when we became a believer in Christ, we are a new creation. Our old ways are gone and we have been transformed to live a real existence in Jesus Christ.

Real Life –I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

Natural human nature is sinful and while we intend to do good deeds in our own strength, our ability has limits. When life gets tough and out of our control, we buckle and surrender. However, we are now God’s children and we can rely on Him completely through all circumstances. It is only in Jesus that we have the strength to do all things and live a real life of purpose and joy. Jesus says, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10)

Real Love“I’m giving you a new commandment: Love each other in the same way that I have loved you.” John 13:34

The world is filled with hatred and violence. People mistreat each other because of different racial and social standards, among other prejudices. But as a Christians, Jesus calls us to love each other in the same way He loves us. We are not perfect and very hard to love, but Jesus displays a perfect love for us that He willingly sacrificed His life and died on the cross for our life. That is the kind of love Jesus wants Trueliving Church members to understand and display to everyone. We do not love each other’s perfections, but rather, we love each other as Jesus has loved us…pure and unconditionally.  That is real love.

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