ThornCreek Church
God Never Said That :: God won't give you more than you can handle
Have you ever heard things about God that sounded true? Maybe you grew up thinking, "God helps those who help themselves." During this series we are going to look at some of our most popular quotes and compare them to what the Bible really says. Studies show biblical illiteracy is at an all time high. This means we simply don't know our Bible or don't believe it's relevant. At ThornCreek, we want to change this stat! This is a great message series for the person who wants to know God's word for their life at a deeper level. Invite someone to church with you and see what God does! You will find hope and be encouraged!
Locations & Times
  • 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.
Upcoming Events
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!

7 Habits Classes | Wednesdays at 6:45pm Starting Wed, Feb 5Most Americans today consider themselves to be Christians. But, the reality is, there are many different definitions of what a Christian might look like. As we study the Bible, it becomes clear that there are seven basic habits of people who consider themselves to be "Christians." This is not a complete list. But if a person does demonstrate these habits, it's pretty close. Obviously God works from the inside-out. Life transformation starts from the inside and then works itself out. These habits are the outward evidence of what is happening on the inside. At ThornCreek, we look at these habits as indications of a person's spiritual walk with God. Join us on Wednesdays as we explore each of these habits.

KidsJAM | Wednesdays at 6:30pm Starting Wed, Feb 5Drop your kids off at KidsJAM on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8pm! We'll be looking at everyday things in life through a Christian lens. Our hope is that kids will grow closer to God and others through music, games, movies and more!Food for Hope Bag Packing | Every Mon at 5:00pmPrayer Night | Every Tue at 6:30pmCheck out more at:

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

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TC Kids (Birth - 5th Grade)
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)
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.

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
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.
“I believe that in any ministry, it’s important not to just focus on the individual with the spotlight, but also those in the shadow.”
- Earl Smith, San Francisco 49ers Chaplain
TODAY: How many of you have heard someone say, “God won’t give you more than you can handle.”
This verse is talking about TEMPTATION. It’s not talking about life circumstances.“God won’t give you more than you can handle.” is used outside of temptation situations as well.
QUESTION: Why would a loving God allow you to be in a situation that is seemingly more than you can handle?
1. Sometimes God will give you more than you can handle because...God wants you to look past the mirror.
Is it possible to be a “Christian” without a cross? Is it possible to be a “Christian” without obedience?
God will put you between a rock and a hard place to display His glory.
2. Sometimes God will give you more than you can handle because...God wants you to cry out to Him from the bottom of your heart.
Tough circumstances have a way of drawing you to your knees.
Power is perfected in weakness.
3. Sometimes God will give you more than you can handle because...The blessing is found in the obedience.
QUESTION: Have you died to yourself? How do you know?

Message Study Guide

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

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.

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