Boldness

2Chronicles 7:14 If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

What would happen if believers from all over this city came together to impact Tracy like never before? Tracy Community Church is partnering with other churches to unite for an innovative series called One Prayer. Prayers aren’t empty words hurled at the sky. They’re conversations—in fact, they’re the most important conversations of our lives. Join with us as we find out just how much it matters when we pray.

Week Six: Boldness Hebrews 4:16 tells us that we may come boldly or confidently into the throne room of grace. Part of our prayer life consists of our ability to have direct access to God. To bring our request and our lives before him. Could it be that God intends for us to have a level of audacious faith, the kind of faith that dares to believe and ask God for the impossible as a normal way of life? In the face of doubt and fear, Jesus looked at a ruler of the synagogue and said , “ Don’t be afraid, just believe.”

When God Says No

2Chronicles 7:14 If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

What would happen if believers from all over this city came together to impact Tracy like never before? Tracy Community Church is partnering with other churches to unite for an innovative series called One Prayer. Prayers aren’t empty words hurled at the sky. They’re conversations—in fact, they’re the most important conversations of our lives. Join with us as we find out just how much it matters when we pray.

Week Five: When God Says No God answers prayer, it’s either yes, not now or no…the question is, can we trust that God has our best interest at heart when He says no?

Persistent Prayer

2Chronicles 7:14 If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

What would happen if believers from all over this city came together to impact Tracy like never before? Tracy Community Church is partnering with other churches to unite for an innovative series called One Prayer. Prayers aren’t empty words hurled at the sky. They’re conversations—in fact, they’re the most important conversations of our lives. Join with us as we find out just how much it matters when we pray.

Week Four: Persistent Prayer Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. What if God is not irritated by our persistent prayer, He is honored by it—and according to Jesus when you pray this way something is going to happen…

How To Pray | Part Two

2Chronicles 7:14 If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

What would happen if believers from all over this city came together to impact Tracy like never before? Tracy Community Church is partnering with other churches to unite for an innovative series called One Prayer. Prayers aren’t empty words hurled at the sky. They’re conversations—in fact, they’re the most important conversations of our lives. Join with us as we find out just how much it matters when we pray.

Week Three: How to Pray | Part Two There was a time in the ministry of Jesus where His disciples saw Him praying—apparently the way He prayed and the way they prayed was so different that they asked: “Lord, teach us to pray…” We want to talk about that today…

How To Pray | Part One

2Chronicles 7:14 If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

What would happen if believers from all over this city came together to impact Tracy like never before? Tracy Community Church is partnering with other churches to unite for an innovative series called One Prayer. Prayers aren’t empty words hurled at the sky. They’re conversations—in fact, they’re the most important conversations of our lives. Join with us as we find out just how much it matters when we pray.

Week Two: How to Pray | Part One What if there are some things about prayer we don’t know…what if there are some things about prayer we might have missed? And what if there are some things that we think are important, but aren’t___and there are some things that we think aren’t important at all, that really are…?

Why Do We Pray?

2Chronicles 7:14 If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

What would happen if believers from all over this city came together to impact Tracy like never before? Tracy Community Church is partnering with other churches to unite for an innovative series called One Prayer. Prayers aren’t empty words hurled at the sky. They’re conversations—in fact, they’re the most important conversations of our lives. Join with us as we find out just how much it matters when we pray.

Week One: What if praying is more than getting something from God? What if it’s the pathway to God…

The Parable of the Hidden Treasure

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 HIDDEN TREASURE (MATTHEW 13:44) Have you ever meandered through a yard sale looking for a steal...um, I mean, a bargain? Now what would you do if you found an item so valuable that you would need to sell all you own to have it? Today, we are going to look at a treasure so priceless that even if it cost you everything, it would still be a bargain.

 

 

Parable of the Growing Seed

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 THE GROWING SEED Often times when God reveals things in our lives He chooses to reveal them in stages. In today's parable we see that there is a sowing stage and a harvesting stage. Both stages can be exciting. But what about the soil stage? What about the time between the seed I've sown and the harvest? How do I relate to a God with patience when He doesn't allow me to see the schedule He works from?

   

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.