ThornCreek Church
God Never Said That :: Money is the Root of All Evil
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
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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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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. thorncreek.church/7habits

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: thorncreek.church/events

New Friends Lunch | Sun, March 15 at 12:30pmIf 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

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.
QUESTION:
How many of you would say…If I had a little more money, life would be easier or better?
QUESTION:
How do you know if you LOVE MONEY?
QUESTION:
How much do you need to be happy?
Godliness + Contentment = Great Gain
“There are two kinds of richness in life: “richness of having” and “richness of being.”
-Yale theologian Miroslav Volf
“It is possible to have a barn full of money and a boatload of talent and movie star good looks and still be poor. The bottomless pit of our desires will never be satisfied. No matter how much we have, we remain “not-enough people.” For not-enough people, there exists no lasting soul satisfaction.”
God wants to be your all in all.
Here’s the point…
Your happiness is not dependent on material circumstances.
“The richest are not those who have the most, but those who need the least.”
- Craig Groeschel
“Lukewarm people give money to charity and to the church....as long as it doesn't impinge on their standard of living. If they have a little extra and it is easy and safe to give, they do so. After all, God loves a cheerful giver, right?”
- Francis Chan
"It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently."
-Warren Buffett
QUESTION:
Have you ever wondered why people get angry if a church talks about money?
“When anything in life is an absolute requirement for your happiness and self-worth, it is essentially an ‘idol,’ something you are actually worshiping. When such a thing is threatened, your anger is absolute. Your anger is actually the way the idol keeps you in its service, in its chains.”
-Timothy Keller
QUESTION:
How many of you know someone like that? They had a money fight with someone...and now they don’t talk. In family. At work.
This Harvard Study of 4,000 Millionaires Revealed Something Surprising About Money and Happiness…They studied specifically “decamillionaires” (Net worth is over $10 million).

In an ironic twist, the researchers found that there is one thing that decamillionaires can do to get even more happiness -- give it away.

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: $9,905
Needed this month: $34,895

https://thorncreek.church/give