There are over 2350 verses in the Bible referring to money. Jesus said more about money than heaven or hell. The sinless Son of God said to us that we couldn’t serve God and money with our lives. He added that we would love one and hate the other. This is found to be so true. For many of us, it takes a while to discover that Jesus tells the truth because he is the personification of truth. Learn to listen ahead and learn before.
This September we are focusing on getting financially fit. The Bible also says in Proverbs…
The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender. [Proverbs 22:7 ESV]
This summer a few of us at TCAA focused on what it may be like to attempt financial fitness. Getting out of debt takes much longer, but in nine weeks five groups of TCAA members took Financial Peace University. At the end, the numbers were incredible what we, in a short time (9 weeks), had managed to pay off and debt in many families was substantially lowered.
After listening to many financial geniuses, these two things ring true between them all: don’t use debt and give generously. The Apostle Paul quotes Jesus in the Book of Acts…
In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.'” [Acts 20:35 ESV]
We need to start somewhere. How about here? How about now? Let’s do it together. Allow God to change your heart and mind….let FREEDOM bring….us out of sin and out of debt.
Glorious day for such a time as this.
Family. Uncle Fester, Uncle Eddie, brothers, sisters, cousins, moms, dads (George McFly from Back to the Future) all make up what we call “the family.” We just may have someone that fits in that crazy category. Only then to realize that if you think it’s someone else in your family—-most likely people in your family think that it is “you.” I’m the ‘“crazy one.” Have you ever noticed that we often think we are the only ones with the “civility” in our family? Everyone else is “crazy.” Keep telling ourselves that line.
The Bible has some crazy families. Start with the first two living spouses, Adam and Eve. They started their family after a date in a garden which led to sin—the first sin. Shortly after that date Adam and Eve had Cain and then Abel. Then the first MMA match broke out between the first two brothers that ever lived. This jealousy-mode and competitiveness-nature were over an offering of choice. Cain kills Abel with a death punch. Crazy.
Noah and his family. He took his family almost on a 365 day tour in a boat. Sure beats the “3-hour tour” with Gilligan. Noah saved his family and a bunch of animals through obedience to God’s verbal word. After the flood, Noah got naked and plastered. Sailing around on this newly flooded sea called “the earth” was a bit stressful. Oh, don’t forget, the boat was floating for 360 days with the family of eight, and the dog, the cat, the monkey, the lion, the zebra, etc. Stressful. Know wonder he got drunk. He also didn’t appreciate the fact that one of his boys (Ham) mocked him for his naked drunk condition after the float tour. So Noah cursed his son. There is no record that Ham attended Thanksgiving dinner with the family that year.
Nevertheless, God gave power and direction to the families above, and He’s promised power and guidance to our families as well. The Book of Ephesians tells us of God’s love for His Church. We can apply these “loving principles” to our family—-and then—-we’ll have the same character as God. Family is always family. We are all fallen men and women, but in Christ, we are new creatures. Jesus provides new direction for our family and family members with his glory.
Join us on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 12:30pm at TCAA Building A Room 110. Register at the Welcome Center on Sunday’s.
The Book of Exodus is simply named after the word “exit.” Merely, the book of Exodus is about God’s people “exiting” a country that has held them captive. This country was Egypt. Years earlier, for the sons of Jacob, Egypt was a place of salvation through their sold, slave brother, Joseph. Joseph was supernaturally placed for God to do what he does best—He glorifies His name and He saves His people. God does the unthinkable and impossible. Through the sin of brothers selling their brother Joseph into slavery, God worked everything to the good. At a point in time, years after the slavery deal, there’s a famine all over the world and Egypt is managed by Joseph who receives second in command of this country. Jacob, Joseph’s father and also pre-named “Israel,” and his 11 other sons are saved and so is the nation Israel. Read More
AWANA is a weekly program that introduces children to Jesus Christ and helps them to build a biblical foundation.
In AWANA your kids will:
AWANA Registration Tuesday, Augut 13th, 6-7PM
Leader Training Tuesday, August 13th, 7-8:30PM (childcare provided)
AWANA Clubs Begin Tuesday, August 20th
Club Starts 6:15pm
Club Ends 8pm
AWANA is open to new registrants all year long. Registration forms are provided below so you can fill them out ahead of time. Registration forms can be turned in at the Welcome Center between services on Sundays beginning July 28th or on the designated registration night, Tuesday, August 13th from 6-7PM.
Seize the opportunity to serve in any of the AWANA Clubs, build relationships with other leaders and love on our kids. (leader registration form)
Puggles Club is open to birth-2 year-olds who have a parent serving in AWANA (registration form)
Cubbies Club is open to 3– 5-year-olds who have a parent serving in AWANA (registration form)
Awana Sparks is for students Kindergarten—2nd grade (registration form)
Awana T&T is for students 3rd—6th grade (registration form)
Awana Trek is for students 7th-8th grade 6pm-6:45pm (registration form)
Awana Journey is for High School students 6pm-6:45pm (registration form)
Please do not let cost prohibit your child from participating in AWANA. Contact us using the info below to discuss options.
We’re happy to answer any questions you might have about our clubs!
Contact Stephanie Smith or call TCAA at (623)572-7902.
Would you like to help our kids get to camp while having some fun? Then you won’t want to miss our ‘Swing FORE Camp’ Golf Tournament on Sunday, November 3rd at 12:30pm, Arizona Traditions Golf Resort. By playing you will help a TCAA child who has completed 3rd – 6th grade go to Centre Kid Camp in June 2019. Don’t like to golf, be a sponsor!
Last Day to register is Sunday, October 27th.
The cost is $75 per player, please click here to register and pay online as a golfer or to be a sponsor.
Please contact Wayne Peterson, Tournament Director by email or text at 602-882-9980, for any additional questions.
Join us for Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, 2019 our service times will be 8am, 9:30am and 11am. Bring mom and let’s celebrate her.
An after Easter Journey.
“Be holy, for I am holy,” commands God. But holiness is something that is often missed in the Christian’s daily life. According to Navigator author Jerry Bridges, that’s because we’re not exactly sure what our part in holiness is. In The Pursuit of Holiness, he helps us see clearly just what we should rely on God to do―and what we should take responsibility for ourselves. As you deepen your relationship with God, learn more about His character, and understand the Holy Spirit’s role in holiness, your spiritual growth will mature.
Join us for our Summer Small Group Study, ‘The Pursuit of Holiness’ by Jerry Bridges.
Sunday’s June 2nd- August 4th at 9:30am or 11am in room 206
Tuesday’s June 11th – July 2nd at 6:30pm
Purchase your books in the Welcome Center for $11. Register Now!
Swing Fore Camp is a way you can help our students get to camp. Our Student Ministry is fundraising to help raise money to get our Sr and Jr High students to camp this summer. So we are calling all Golfers to come out and have some fun while raising money to help a great cause. Don’t Golf? That’s okay, you can sponsor another golfer or donate to the student ministry camp fund. This is a good time you don’t want to miss. Come out and show your support.
Register now and secure your spot.
For questions, contact Wayne Peterson via text at 602.882.9980
Kids, it is that AWESOME time of year again where we get to invite our friends for VBS and celebrate learning about Jesus! This year we are going In the WILD! Register NOW!
Gas up the all-terrain vehicle and head out on a wilderness adventure like no other. Get up close and personal with elephants and egrets, polar bears and penguins, cockatoos and crocodiles, and so much more! Grab your camera and zoom in on these animals in their natural habitats. Maybe you can even snag a snapshot or two.
This summer kids will focus in on some amazing, real-life encounters with Jesus. Each encounter is like a snapshot—a special moment in time captured on the pages of Scripture. Through VBS, kids will discover that each snapshot of Jesus is an opportunity to respond to the gospel. And when put together, these isolated encounters clearly reveal the most amazing truth of all—Jesus Christ is the Messiah, the Son of God, and by believing we can have life in His name. Are you ready for an up close and personal encounter with Jesus? The adventure of a lifetime awaits!
But these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. John 20:31 (CSB)
Zoom in! Focus on Jesus!
The Bible tells us what is true about God and about ourselves. Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God. When we trust in Jesus as Savior and Lord, He forgives our sin and gives us eternal life.