ThornCreek Church
FORGIVE // How To Forgive
Have you ever been hurt by someone? How do you respond? Maybe you retaliate, unfriend, block, or simply walk away. There is another option...God wants you to forgive! That's tough! For eight weeks, we will be looking at different relationship dynamics and the incredibly challenging, yet freeing, choice to forgive. God wants to clean your heart!
Locations & Times
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  • ThornCreek Church
    3853 E 120th Ave, Denver, CO 80233, USA
    Saturday 6:00 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
  • ThornCreek Church Online
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM, Sunday 7:00 PM, Tuesday 10:00 AM, Thursday 8:00 PM
Welcome to ThornCreek

We hope you experience God in a meaningful way at ThornCreek Church! All elements of ThornCreek are designed to help you discover God's love and purpose for your life. It's a great place for the spiritual seeker or the deep-rooted Christian.
How to Connect

1. Take the 3 Weekend Challenge.
2. Join a Small Group
3. Volunteer Somewhere
4. Attend the TC Membership Class.

Click the link below and fill out the form to tell us more about yourself, if you're interested in volunteering, if you've made a decision about Jesus Christ, to register for any event or to provide comments.

https://thorncreek.church/connect
Upcoming Events
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Unexpected - A ThornCreek Original Production | If you haven't seen it or shared it, please go to thorncreek.church/unexpected.

Weekend Services - Meeting In Person | Saturday 6:00pm - Sunday 9:00 & 11:00am.

Check out more at: thorncreek.church/events
TC Kids (Birth - 5th Grade)
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ThornCreek Kids Ministry - Now Meeting In-Person on Sunday mornings at 9:00am & 11:00am!!

Saturday Online Kids Worship Service - 4:30 PM
Kids can go to: Live.ThornCreek.Church
This video will become available On-Demand on Sundays. You can go to the “ThornCreek Church” YouTube page.

ThornCreek Kids Ministry strives to walk alongside and equip parents to be spiritual leaders in their children’s lives. Our hope and prayer is that with a strong faith foundation, kids will make the decision to continue growing as Christians, and become Christ-like disciples.

Our age-level classes allow us to reach children at their developmental level, so that by God’s grace they will be able to comprehend to the best of their ability, the topics we are covering in church!

All Ministry Partners (over the age of 18) have passed background checks, and all Bridge Team members (6th-12th graders) are supervised by adults.
TC Students (6th - 12th Grade)
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ThornCreek Student Ministries mission is to create a safe place for students to encounter Jesus, ask questions, process struggles and to experience the love of God while ultimately integrating them into the body and mission of Jesus Christ.

WEEKLY PROGRAMS
ENCOUNTER | Wednesday 6:00pm-7:30pm - Youth Group is meeting in person. This is our midweek Youth Group service. At Encounter, we have food, games, deep Bible study, student led worship and small groups. We believe that we are better when we are together.

We will also continue to provide an ONLINE option for students that will be available on our website at thorncreek.church/students which will be posted every Thursday at 2pm. This will be the recorded youth service which will be posted online.
Worship Service Info
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Did you come with kids? The messages at ThornCreek can be rated PG-13. As an option, we have a great Children's Ministry Program! If you choose to bring your kids into worship, please do your best to keep them from being a distraction to others.

Volume: If you find the music too loud, please visit the Welcome Table for ear plugs. Ear plugs are also available at the Worship Center doors.

Nursing Mom? We have a room just for you! This room is located through the Worship Center, and has been furnished with your comfort in mind! You can see the entire service live on a flat screen TV.

Distractions: To allow you and those around you to be more fully engaged in today’s service, please refrain from leaving the Worship Center during services. Also, please turn off or mute all cell phones and other mobile devices.
"Everyone says forgiveness is a good idea, until they have something to forgive."
- C.S. Lewis
"Hurt people, hurt people."
- Rick Warren
HOW TO FORGIVE:
1. Know your enemy.
It's not too late. You've never gone too far that God can't heal you and restore you.
Your capacity to forgive is connected to your proximity to God.
In the shadow of my hurt, forgiveness feels like a decision to reward my enemy. But in the shadow of the cross, forgiveness is merely a gift from one undeserving soul to another.
– Andy Stanley, It Came from Within!
You can have thoughts of forgiving someone, and not actually have a moment that you forgave.
Forgiving someone is a process. The greater the hurt, the longer the healing.
HOW TO FORGIVE:
2. Don't let your feelings boss you around.
“Feelings are indicators, not dictators. They can indicate where your heart is in the moment, but that doesn't mean they have the right to dictate your behavior and boss you around. You are more than the sum total of your feelings and perfectly capable of that little gift...called self-control.”
- Lysa TerKeurst
HOW TO FORGIVE:
3. Take your hurt to God.
HOW TO FORGIVE:
4. Don't dwell on it.
"Serve the ones who hate you; forgive the ones who hurt you. Take the lowest place, not the highest; seek to serve, not to be served."
- Max Lucado, Life to the Max
It's not your job to teach them a lesson.
HOW TO FORGIVE:
5. Focus on God's love.

Message Study Guide

Download this week's message study guide for use with your small group or personal study.

https://thorncreek.church/message-series/reset
Giving

There are several convenient ways to give at TC:
1. Give via text. Text GIVE to 720-619-2688.
2. Give online via the link provided below.
3. Give via check or cash by dropping either in the offering that will be passed during announcements or in the giving box located in the back of the Worship Center.

Weekly Need: $12,000
Received last week: $12,284 (Jan 30-31)
January Need: $60,000
Received January to date: $69,132 (As of Jan 31)
Remaining Need in January ($9,132)
February Need $48,000

https://thorncreek.church/give