ThornCreek Church
But I Say... :: Revenge
Personal relationships can be tough! Friends, family, coworkers, all can be challenging. For the next seven weeks, ThornCreek Church will be looking at seven hot topics that Jesus brought up when He famously said, “But I say…”. These seven relationship issues are incredibly relevant in our life today! If you want to make better decisions in your relationships, or you have been hurt in a relationship...You don’t want to miss ThornCreek!
Locations & Times
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  • ThornCreek Church
    13801 Garfield Pl, Thornton, CO 80602, USA
    samedi 6:00 PM, dimanche 9:30 AM, dimanche 11:00 AM
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.

We want to connect with you. Check out our site to find out what's happening and to find out more about the ministries at ThornCreek.

https://thorncreek.church
How to Connect

1. Take the 3 Weekend Challenge.
2. Attend the New Friends Lunch.
3. Attend the TC Membership Class.
4. Join a Small Group.
5. Serve

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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Membership Class | Sun, Apr 7, 1:00pm
Membership in the church is not about joining some exclusive club. It's about committing to the local church and desiring to be a part of the whole. Lunch will be provided and you'll hear more about the history of who we are, why we do what we do, and where we believe God is taking us in the future. thorncreek.church/membership

Baptism Class | Sun, Apr 14, 1:00pm
Have you made that first step to give your WHOLE life to Jesus Christ? If so, then you next step is to be baptized. Come to this class to learn the "what's" and the "why's" of baptism as we prepare you for our next baptism weekend! It's going to be a celebration! Meet at Starbucks at Colorado & 136th. Sign up for Baptism Class, today! thorncreek.church/baptism

Men’s Morning at the Cabin | Sat, Apr 7, 7:00am
Youth - Warrior Challenge Arena | Fri, Apr 12, 6:00pm
Men’s Breakfast | Sat, Apr 13, 8:00am
K-3rd Girls Disney Karaoke | Sat, Apr 13, 10:00am
Good Friday Service | Fri, Apr 19, 7:30pm
Food for Hope Dinner | Thu, May 2, 5:00pm

Check out more at thorncreek.church/events
TC Kids
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ThornCreek Children’s Ministry strives to partner with families to raise children in the way of Jesus. It’s our goal for children to be transformed by the love of God, to grow in their walk with God, surrender their lives to God, and be a light in the world for others to know God in the same way.

Our curriculum takes the kids through the Bible in a year and they are invited into The Big God Story to experience it and discover who God is and how they fit into His plan!

We believe that parents have a huge impact on the faith of their children! Every Monday, parents are emailed a Family Bible Study that you can do throughout the week with your kids. We also have a repeating 6-week Spiritual Parenting small group that you can be a part of to learn more about raising your children to know God!

We have classes available each weekend for Infants through 5th grade.

All volunteers have passed background checks and we have security procedures in place to create a safe environment for your kids.
TC Students
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TC Teens Ministry’s mission is to create a safe place for teenagers to encounter Jesus, to ask questions, and to experience the Love God has for them, while ultimately integrating them into the body and mission of Christ.

WEEKLY PROGRAMS
Encounter | Thursdays 6:30pm-8:00pm @ Mountain States Baptist (3751 Cottonwood Lakes Blvd, Thornton 80241)
Soul Fuel | Sundays 9:30am @ Prairie Hills Elementary School
Worship Service Info
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Did you come with kids? | The teaching time in our Worship Center is designed for adults (Middle School and older). Children, 5th grade and younger, will be much more comfortable in our TC Kids Ministry which is designed just for them! There, your child will engage in age-appropriate teaching, games, music and more. You can check your child in for a TC Kids Ministry classroom at the check-in table located in the Cafe. If needed, the Cafe becomes our Cry Room for parents with infants during service. If you have further questions, please stop by the TC Kids Ministry check-in table in the Cafe today.

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.

Prayer Requests | Prayer requests can be submitted via https://thorncreek.church/prayer-request. The TC Prayer Team would love to pray for your requests during the week. There are also TC Prayer Team members available to pray with you after service at the front of the Worship Center.

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 service. Also, please turn off or mute all cell phones and other mobile devices. Please use the Lobby area for any necessary conversations.
“Revenge is a dangerous feeling to chase after because it sits inside of you, like a caged lion ready to pounce on the next deserving victim, but in the end, all you are left with is a feeling of shame that you stooped down to their level.”
“In Jesus' day a slap to one's face was considered a gross insult by the Jews, and was among the most demeaning and contemptuous acts one person could inflict on another person. Jesus is not describing a physical attack and telling us to roll over and "play dead". He is describing what was well known in the culture to be a calculated insult. A slap to one's face was not intended to cause physical harm but was intended as a terrible indignity, in which one human created in the image of God is treating another human being as even less than a human! A slave would rather receive a rod or whip across the back than a slap from their master's hand!” - Precept Austin Commentary
“The old law about an eye for an eye leaves everybody blind.” - MLK Jr.
“At that time, Judea was under Roman military occupation. Under military law, any Roman soldier might command a Jew to carry his soldier’s pack for one mile – but only one mile. Jesus here says, “Go beyond the one mile required by law and give another mile out of a free choice of love.” This is how we transform an attempt to manipulate us into a free act of love.” - David Guzik
“The problem with revenge is that it never evens the score. It ties both the injured and the injurer to an escalator of pain. Both are stuck on the escalator as long as parity is demanded, and the escalator never stops.” - Lewis B. Smedes
“What, in its full meaning, is non-resistance? The truest answer is that it is a form of love,- love in the face of insults, wrongs, and domineering tyranny, such as are illustrated in Christ’s examples.” - Alexander Maclaren
“Grudges seldom hurt anyone EXCEPT the one bearing them.” - Sherrilyn Kenyon

Message Study Guide

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

https://thorncreek.church/message-series/but-i-say
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.

MARCH
Total needed this month: $49,750
Total received this month: $35,714
Difference: ($14,036)

https://thorncreek.church/give