Pastor Brian Torres

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The Spiritual Discipline Of Self-Examination

February 1st, 2019 by

We live in a time when self-expression is rampant! Online communication has given every individual the opportunity to share their opinion. Blogs, forums, message boards, Twitter, Facebook, etc., etc., etc. Social media “opportunities” abound for those interested in self-expression. But in the midst of all this communication, one thing seems to be woefully neglected by Keep reading…

He Must Increase!

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January 6th, 2019 by

Have This Mind

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December 9th, 2018 by

Christmas Greeting From Pastor Brian

December 1st, 2018 by

Merry Christmas TCC Family! What a year 2018 has been! This year has been a very difficult one for Dawn and Isaac and myself. So many changes have come and will be coming into our lives since Dawn’s diagnosis of stage 4 breast cancer. So many changes, but so many joys as well. First and Keep reading…

Feeding the 5,000

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October 21st, 2018 by

At the Well

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September 30th, 2018 by

At His Feet

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September 2nd, 2018 by

The Danger Of Preference

September 1st, 2018 by

“That was good sermon.” That is a loaded statement. It holds many more connotations and questions. How do I personally measure what makes a sermon “good”?What sermons do I consider “not good”? Sermons have become something we find ourselves evaluating more often than receiving. We find ourselves saying or hearing others say things like. “That Keep reading…

Not By Bread Alone

June 10th, 2018 by

“All the commandments that I am commanding you today you shall be careful to do, that you may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the LORD swore to give to your forefathers. You shall remember all the way which the LORD your God has led you in the wilderness these Keep reading…

Strength

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June 3rd, 2018 by

Upon The Rock

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April 8th, 2018 by

Please Explain The Words Of Jesus On The Cross: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” What Does This Mean? Did God Actually Forsake Jesus On The Cross?

March 7th, 2018 by

These words of Jesus on the cross are perhaps the most heart wrenching words our Lord spoke in the hours of his execution. We know that throughout his life and ministry Jesus was in constant fellowship and communion with His Father. Yet here our Lord seems to be saying that God the Father has turned Keep reading…

Come Unto Me

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February 4th, 2018 by

Newness

January 7th, 2018 by

January is upon us once again. The first month of the new year. A time of promise, of new beginnings, of resolutions. There is something special about newness. As a parent, I get to see newness in the face of my child when he discovers something for the first time. I see it in his Keep reading…

The Annunciation

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December 10th, 2017 by

Set Free–Sent Out

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November 26th, 2017 by

Who Is God?

September 9th, 2017 by

Who is God? This question defines our very existence. With our culture’s popular opinion straying further and further from biblical values, this question is being answered by more and more voices with vastly differing opinions. So who is right? How do we know who God is? What is He like? Can we even know? Absolutely. Keep reading…

The Robe, The Ring And The Sandals

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August 27th, 2017 by

Strengthen Your Arms

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July 16th, 2017 by

Called To Serve

April 9th, 2017 by

Sometimes our conversations lead to misunderstandings. We hear our brothers and sisters in Christ saying things like “God has called me” or “God told me” or “God led me.” Those experiences are real and special and meaningful and I do not wish to belittle them in any way. Indeed, many times in my Christian life Keep reading…

Peace In The Overcomer!

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Loved To The End

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New Life

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Does The Bible Say We Have To Pray To Be Saved (As In The Sinner’s Prayer) Or Just Believe?

May 1st, 2016 by

The sinner’s prayer can indeed and often has been sincerely used to express the faith and repentance of the covert. However, the sinner’s prayer is not some mystical spiritual formula which secures salvation upon utterance. Our Lord knows the heart of all, and no mind is hidden from him (Heb 4:13). The Lord is not Keep reading…

Who Are The 144,000 Saved In The Book Of Revelation?

February 12th, 2016 by

Who are the 144,000 in the Book of Revelation? Are there a predetermined number of people who will be saved? Most of the confusion behind this question comes from the Jehovah Witnesses. They teach that the 144,000 are an elect group of believers who will be chosen by God to go to heaven and rule Keep reading…

What Are Some Signs Of Genuine, Saving Faith?

November 1st, 2014 by

Indeed this is one of the most important questions in the Christian life! When answering that question we must first ask and answer the following. How do we truly examine our own faith? Paul the apostle urges us to do so! 2 Corinthians 13:5 says: “Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; Keep reading…

Should Christians Be Tolerant Of Other People’s Religious Beliefs?

February 1st, 2013 by

In this age of “Tolerance” this question is becoming more and more common in the church. The common place of this question is not a production of the church itself but rather the culture having its influence on the church. Let me try to explain what I mean. The issue before us as we talk Keep reading…