The Lost Sheep | The Lost Coin | The Lost Son

Parables of Jesus Series: The disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Why do you speak to people in parables?" He replied, "Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given o you, but not to them. Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. This is why I speak to them in parables." Matthew 13:10-13

In its most basic form, a parable is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning. It's meant to impact the way that you think and the way that you live. During the next few weeks we'll find out together that Jesus wants to tell you a story. For some it will conceal the truth. For others, it will reveal the truth. It all depends on your heart. Incredibly, the often overlooked parables give us about a third of Jesus' teachings - they tell us an incredible amount about Jesus and his kingdom. During Jesus' earthly ministry that's what the parables were all about - illustrations to unfold the kingdom of God.

Today: THE LOST SHEEP | THE LOST COIN | THE LOST SON They are all valuable.

Parable of the Friend In Need

Parables of Jesus Series: The disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Why do you speak to people in parables?" He replied, "Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given o you, but not to them. Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. This is why I speak to them in parables." Matthew 13:10-13

In its most basic form, a parable is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning. It's meant to impact the way that you think and the way that you live. During the next few weeks we'll find out together that Jesus wants to tell you a story. For some it will conceal the truth. For others, it will reveal the truth. It all depends on your heart. Incredibly, the often overlooked parables give us about a third of Jesus' teachings - they tell us an incredible amount about Jesus and his kingdom. During Jesus' earthly ministry that's what the parables were all about - illustrations to unfold the kingdom of God.

Today: PARABLE OF A FRIEND IN NEED This morning, we'll examine one of Jesus' parables that illustrates that God wants us to come boldly into His presence and be persistent in our prayers. He is a good Father, whose willingness to give exceeds our ability to ask.

A Solid Renovation

Parables of Jesus Series: The disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Why do you speak to people in parables?" He replied, "Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given o you, but not to them. Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. This is why I speak to them in parables." Matthew 13:10-13

In its most basic form, a parable is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning. It's meant to impact the way that you think and the way that you live. During the next few weeks we'll find out together that Jesus wants to tell you a story. For some it will conceal the truth. For others, it will reveal the truth. It all depends on your heart. Incredibly, the often overlooked parables give us about a third of Jesus' teachings - they tell us an incredible amount about Jesus and his kingdom. During Jesus' earthly ministry that's what the parables were all about - illustrations to unfold the kingdom of God.

Today: A SOLID RENOVATION Jesus wants to renovate our hearts by replacing selfishness with compassion so we can help other people build a better life too.

The Cost of Discipleship

Parables of Jesus Series: The disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Why do you speak to people in parables?" He replied, "Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given o you, but not to them. Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. This is why I speak to them in parables." Matthew 13:10-13

In its most basic form, a parable is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning. It's meant to impact the way that you think and the way that you live. During the next few weeks we'll find out together that Jesus wants to tell you a story. For some it will conceal the truth. For others, it will reveal the truth. It all depends on your heart. Incredibly, the often overlooked parables give us about a third of Jesus' teachings - they tell us an incredible amount about Jesus and his kingdom. During Jesus' earthly ministry that's what the parables were all about - illustrations to unfold the kingdom of God.

Today: THE COST OF DISCIPLESHIP In Luke 14:25-33 Jesus asks us to count the cost. His words seem harsh, but what does He really mean when He tells us to HATE our families? How can we best love Jesus with our lives? Is following Him really worth it all?

Dealing with Disappointment

Parables of Jesus Series: The disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Why do you speak to people in parables?" He replied, "Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given o you, but not to them. Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. This is why I speak to them in parables." Matthew 13:10-13

In its most basic form, a parable is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning. It's meant to impact the way that you think and the way that you live. During the next few weeks we'll find out together that Jesus wants to tell you a story. For some it will conceal the truth. For others, it will reveal the truth. It all depends on your heart. Incredibly, the often overlooked parables give us about a third of Jesus' teachings - they tell us an incredible amount about Jesus and his kingdom. During Jesus' earthly ministry that's what the parables were all about - illustrations to unfold the kingdom of God.

Today: Dealing with Disappointment Dealing with disappointment can be difficult. What are we supposed to do when we get disappointed by others, or life, or maybe even ourselves? Today we will look at the parable of the Barren Fig Tree and see how justice and mercy go hand in hand and learn how to deal with disappointment.

A Solid Blueprint

Parables of Jesus Series: The disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Why do you speak to people in parables?" He replied, "Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given o you, but not to them. Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. This is why I speak to them in parables." Matthew 13:10-13

In its most basic form, a parable is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning. It's meant to impact the way that you think and the way that you live. During the next few weeks we'll find out together that Jesus wants to tell you a story. For some it will conceal the truth. For others, it will reveal the truth. It all depends on your heart. Incredibly, the often overlooked parables give us about a third of Jesus' teachings - they tell us an incredible amount about Jesus and his kingdom. During Jesus' earthly ministry that's what the parables were all about - illustrations to unfold the kingdom of God.

Today: A Solid Blueprint Jesus makes it clear that grace changes everything for everyone. There are no favorites and there is no special treatment in the family of God. Everyone is loved equally.

A Solid Foundation

Parables of Jesus Series: The disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Why do you speak to people in parables?" He replied, "Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given o you, but not to them. Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. This is why I speak to them in parables." Matthew 13:10-13

In its most basic form, a parable is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning. It's meant to impact the way that you think and the way that you live. During the next few weeks we'll find out together that Jesus wants to tell you a story. For some it will conceal the truth. For others, it will reveal the truth. It all depends on your heart. Incredibly, the often overlooked parables give us about a third of Jesus' teachings - they tell us an incredible amount about Jesus and his kingdom. During Jesus' earthly ministry that's what the parables were all about - illustrations to unfold the kingdom of God.

Today: A Solid Foundation Jesus wants us to build our lives on a solid foundation of how He said to live. If we do, we'll be able to weather the storms that roll in and threaten to knock us down.

The Parable of the Sower

Parables of Jesus Series: The disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Why do you speak to people in parables?" He replied, "Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given o you, but not to them. Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. This is why I speak to them in parables." Matthew 13:10-13

In its most basic form, a parable is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning. It's meant to impact the way that you think and the way that you live. During the next few weeks we'll find out together that Jesus wants to tell you a story. For some it will conceal the truth. For others, it will reveal the truth. It all depends on your heart. Incredibly, the often overlooked parables give us about a third of Jesus' teachings - they tell us an incredible amount about Jesus and his kingdom. During Jesus' earthly ministry that's what the parables were all about - illustrations to unfold the kingdom of God.

Today: The Parable of the Sower A parable is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning. But that doesn't tell the whole story. Sometimes parables are more intent on concealing the truth. Today, we will study the purpose for Jesus' parables, plus look at the most basic of parables - The Parable of the Sower.

Time of Your Life

Your Days Are Numbered: What time is it? Where did all the time go? Does time really fly when you're having fun? Maybe we think about time so much because there never seems to be enough of it. Maybe there's only one question we need to ask. What am I doing with my time? Because our days are numbered...

Shaking the Dust Off

Bad Blood Series: Have you ever had a great relationship go bad or a bad relationship that got even worse? What if there was a way to make all your relationships better in just a few simple steps?

Week 4 - Shaking the Dust Off: No matter how badly you want peace; there are some relationships that may never be fully restored. But doing this one thing can help you find peace about any relationship.

A Conversation Or A Confrontation

Bad Blood Series: Have you ever had a great relationship go bad or a bad relationship that got even worse? What if there was a way to make all your relationships better in just a few simple steps?

Week 3 - A Conversation or Confrontation: Jesus says if you have bad blood with another person, you should go and have conversation with him or her. But why should you go, when should you go, and how should you go?

Holding On

Bad Blood Series: Have you ever had a great relationship go bad or a bad relationship that got even worse? What if there was a way to make all your relationships better in just a few simple steps?

Week 2 - Holding On: What should you do about the "bad blood" relationships in your life? This one thing will help you find peace.

The Empathy Lens

Bad Blood Series: Have you ever had a great relationship go bad or a bad relationship that got even worse? What if there was a way to make all your relationships better in just a few simple steps?

Week 1 - The Empathy Lens: Check out this secret to finding peace about a difficult relationship even when you can't find peace in the relationship.

What's your assignment?

We are featuring Women today at TCC. Every person in the world has or has had a mother. With that being said, Women are very important to God and to this world. Some women are Mothers to a few, some Women are motherly influencers to many. Whoever you are, we celebrate the Women of TCC. Today we are going to look at our assignments in this life. Some are very hard, but God promises us He will help us with every assignment. Happy Mother's Day, Happy Women's Day! SISTERHOOD STRONG

Praying Ahead

Current Series - NEXT: HOW TO PREPARE FOR WHAT'S NEXT When one season ends and a new one begins, we all wonder what comes next. That question can be exciting and stressful. So, how do you best navigate life's biggest transitions?

Today's Message: PRAYING AHEAD Sometimes you know what's coming next---graduation, wedding, new baby, new job, retirement. But there's no correlation between knowing what's next and being prepared for what's next. So, how do you prepare for the next season when you can't see what's coming?

Know What You Don't Know

Current Series - NEXT: HOW TO PREPARE FOR WHAT'S NEXT When one season ends and a new one begins, we all wonder what comes next. That question can be exciting and stressful. So, how do you best navigate life's biggest transitions?

Today's Message: KNOW WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW We're all headed somewhere. We're all moving toward a new season. And none of us has been where we're going. Yet it's up to us to figure out what we need to pack in our bags so that we're prepared for that coming season. But how can you know what you'll need when the coming season is a mystery? How can you know what you don't know?

Motion Sickness

Current Series - NEXT: HOW TO PREPARE FOR WHAT'S NEXT When one season ends and a new one begins, we all wonder what comes next. That question can be exciting and stressful. So, how do you best navigate life's biggest transitions?

Today's Message: MOTION SICKNESS We're all headed somewhere. Arriving at our new destinations requires change. For most of us, change creates stress. Just like when we travel on a boat, plane, or in a car, traveling through life can give us motions sickness. We're knocked off balance. The ground beneath our feet doesn't feel solid. So how do you prepare for what's next when the anxiety of transition has you fighting motion sickness?

Now and Then

Current Series - NEXT: HOW TO PREPARE FOR WHAT'S NEXT When one season ends and a new one begins, we all wonder what comes next. That question can be exciting and stressful. So, how do you best navigate life's biggest transitions?

Today's Message: NOW AND THEN Life is full of change. Transitions can be both exciting and stressful. That's because we can't see into the future. We can't tell what comes next. But what if there was a way to prepare for the next season? What if you could do something now to influence where you end up then?

Believe

Over 75% of Americans can say they believe in God. But what does "believe" really mean? Biblically speaking, it's more than what most people think. Today we are going to discover the biblical concept of "believe" and why it's one of the most important teachings in the Bible.