ThornCreek Church
HOPE IS MY STORY :: Hope Beyond Suffering
What’s your story? All of us have seasons of ups and downs. But, there is something that God wants you to have in the midst of tough times. Hope is one of the strongest survival tools needed to get through life. It’s this belief that my circumstances will change. For six weekends, ThornCreek Church will be looking at the power of hope that’s found in scripture. This is not a shallow hope, it’s a hope that’s fixed on the God who loves you. You will be encouraged, renewed, and reminded, that we have this living God who wants us to abound in hope! Let hope by part of your story! Start a new habit this new year by attending church. God will fill you with hope!
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
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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New Friends Lunch | Sun, Jan 12 at 12:30pm
If you are new to TC & so far you like what you see - this is the perfect next step for you. Come have lunch with Pastor Ruben and his family, as well as meet some other TC families. Lunch and childcare are provided free of charge. thorncreek.church/newfriends

In Over My Head - Men’s Retreat 2020 | Thu-Sat, Feb 6-8
Have you ever felt like you’re in over your head? Maybe it was a job, a relationship, finances, sin, or other life circumstances. This is the theme for this years Men’s Retreat! You will be encouraged that God is able to lift you out of that situation!Join other men who are in the same battle as you are, who all need the grace of God, who all want to be better men. You will get back from this retreat, refreshed, refueled, and renewed! thorncreek.church/mensretreat

Food for Hope Bag Packing | Every Mon at 5:00pm
Prayer Night | Every Tue at 6:30pm

Check out more at: thorncreek.church/events
TC Kids (Birth - 5th Grade)
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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 6:30pm-8:00pm
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.

SOUL FUEL | Sunday 9:00am Service
This is our Sunday Morning Bible Study. During the 9am service, students meet in the main worship center for worship, then all students walk over to the youth room for their class. We encourage all students in 6-12th grades to join us on Sunday mornings.
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.
The word “suffer” means:
To submit to or be forced to endure
Suffering is going through a painful experience...an experience you don’t want...and persevering. Living in it. Enduring.
It’s like living in 45 degrees below zero.
You just put on an EXTRA jacket. It’s part of life.
Peter tells us….
The purpose of trials is to prove the genuineness of our faith. Peter says, your faith is worth more than gold.
Another definition of suffering involves PRESSURE. It’s this idea that there are times when you are forced to live under circumstances that press into your faith.
One of the BIG MISTAKES people make when it comes to the bible is:
Most people cherry-pick scripture that relates to blessings, and gloss over the overwhelming evidence that suffering is part of every godly life. As a result, their decisions are focused more on comfort than sacrifice.
Immature spiritual people live for comfort.
There is a prodigal suffering that breaks down the prideful heart.
God uses this suffering to bring you back into His arms.
There is a suffering that leads to repentance.
God will allow you to reap the consequences of your own decisions.
He’ll let you suffer. God’s hope is you will come to your senses….and RETURN TO GOD.
BUT...You can also be a Christian and suffer.
There are different types of suffering:
Physical
Soul (Worse)
It’s a lot easier for a broken bone to heal than a broken soul
You just need to be aware that…being a Christian, and bear attacks, go together!
The REAL QUESTION is:
HOW will you RESPOND to the suffering?
You can give in to it, or become stronger because of it.
The suffering is temporary thing. But, God will do a lasting thing in you if you let Him.
Don’t trade in God's faithfulness for your hurt.
Christ Himself will perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.
The other side of spiritual maturity is suffering.
QUESTION:
Has it ever dawned on you that you will be able to minister to someone whose going through the SAME SUFFERING???
God will carry you through the “why’s” of life.

Message Study Guide

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

https://thorncreek.church/message-series/life-bc
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: $11,200
Received last week: $13,977
Needed this month: $30,823

https://thorncreek.church/give