Pastor Brian Torres

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For His Name Sake

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The Son of Man Came Not to be Served but to Serve

April 1st, 2024 by

“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45). As we celebrate Easter we remember the sacrifice of our Lord and His victory over death and sin. Christ’s emphasis on his purpose in coming is shown throughout his Keep reading…

From Tragedy to Triumph

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March 31st, 2024 by

The Greatest Commandment

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February 25th, 2024 by

Condescension

February 1st, 2024 by

In today’s culture, we think of this word in its negative definition. We think that to be condescending means to talk down to someone as though they are inferior to us. Many of us have probably, at one time, felt as though we have been treated this way, and many of us have, at one Keep reading…

The Authority of Jesus

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January 28th, 2024 by

Two Kinds of Blindness

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December 31st, 2023 by

Nothing is Impossible with God!

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December 3rd, 2023 by

Merry Christmas Troy Christian Chapel!

December 1st, 2023 by

What a joy it is for my family to celebrate another advent season with you, our beloved brothers and sisters in Christ. Over the 15 years we have had the honor and privilege of serving Christ with you, you have made this place and this congregation a home for us. It fills my heart with Keep reading…

Fruit of the Spirit—Part 4: Patience

November 1st, 2023 by

The Apostle Paul tells us in Galatians 5:22-23,  “ But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” The mark that a believer is in Christ and growing more like Christ, is the evidence of the indwelling Holy Spirit in their life. This evidence is the fruit Keep reading…

Last and Servant of all

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October 29th, 2023 by

All Things Are Possible!

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October 22nd, 2023 by

Deny Self

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September 24th, 2023 by

Fruit of the Spirit—Part 3: Peace

September 1st, 2023 by

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires” (Galatians 5:22-24). What does it mean to bear the fruit of peace? Some clarifications about the Keep reading…

The Power of a Crumb!

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August 20th, 2023 by

Feeding the 5000

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July 30th, 2023 by

Only Believe! Part 2

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July 2nd, 2023 by

Fruit of the Spirit—Part 2: Joy

July 1st, 2023 by

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law” (Galatians 5:22-23). There are different views on the importance of the fruits of the Spirit in the Christian life. Differing ideas on whether this list is exhaustive or merely illustrative. Paul’s list Keep reading…

Only Believe!

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June 25th, 2023 by

Jesus Calms the Storm

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May 28th, 2023 by

THE Light

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May 14th, 2023 by

Worship

May 1st, 2023 by

The Word brings with it all sorts of ideas and opinions and convictions. For decades the church haslistened to various teachers, musicians and leaders expound on their personal convictions of what worship is and what constitutes biblical worship. Some may say, “Worship is music and experience that makes me feel the presence of God.” Others Keep reading…

Hosanna!

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April 2nd, 2023 by

Hardness of Heart and Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit

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March 26th, 2023 by

Little Christs

March 1st, 2023 by

Acts 11:26 “…..And in Antioch the disciples were first called Christians.” What an interesting phrase from Acts 11! Barnabas and Saul stay an entire year teaching and ministering to the believers in Jesus Christ at Antioch. These Christians have arrived from Jerusalem fleeing persecution. These few words from Acts 11 say some rather important things to Keep reading…

Desperate Faith

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February 26th, 2023 by

Jesus Calling

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January 29th, 2023 by

New Life

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January 1st, 2023 by

The Coming King!

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December 11th, 2022 by

Christmas Greetings 2022 from Pastor Brian

December 1st, 2022 by

Merry Christmas Beloved TCC Family! Christmas has always been a cherished time in the Torres household. Every year, as we celebrate and give thanks for the gift of God in Christ, we are also reminded of the tremendous gift God has given us in you. Over the years it has been an honor to see Keep reading…

What Are You Doing Here?

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November 13th, 2022 by

The Prayers of Elijah

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October 23rd, 2022 by

High Places

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October 16th, 2022 by

David’s Response To Rebuke

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September 25th, 2022 by

The Weapons Of Our Warfare Are Not Carnal

September 1st, 2022 by

“The weapons of our warfare are not carnal.” What does this statement from the Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 10:4 mean? Those who rightly handle the Word of truth are rightly concerned with the misuse and misapplication of this text. It has often been misused and mishandled. So, rather than defeat all the possible misuses Keep reading…

The Disobedient Sacrifice

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August 28th, 2022 by

Everlasting Life!!!

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July 31st, 2022 by

The Resurrection and the Life

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July 24th, 2022 by

The Mission Of The Church

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June 26th, 2022 by

Fruit of the Spirit—Part 1: Love

June 1st, 2022 by

The age we live in is an age of inconsistencies. We live with far more means to communicate than ever before and yet we seem more isolated and alone. We live in a time where knowledge is available at the fingertips of anyone with internet access and yet we are just as easily deceived as Keep reading…

Certain Gifts

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May 22nd, 2022 by

The Fruit Of The Spirit

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May 1st, 2022 by

Hosanna!

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April 10th, 2022 by

The Empowerment of the Holy Spirit

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March 20th, 2022 by

Lordship

March 1st, 2022 by

Greeting Troy Christian Chapel! I’ve been thinking about lordship often lately. Looking back over my life, even in the 33 years of following Jesus—I can see that so much of my life, my decisions, my beliefs and opinions—so many areas of my life were under my own lordship. This is a constant area of wrestling Keep reading…

The Ascension and Glorification of Christ

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February 20th, 2022 by

The Humanity Of Christ

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January 23rd, 2022 by

The Virgin Birth

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January 16th, 2022 by

Christmas Greetings 2021 from Pastor Brian

December 1st, 2021 by

Merry Christmas beloved! Year after year when this season comes around again, I am reminded of how blessed my family is to call this body of believers our home. You have blessed us in so many ways over the years. We are so grateful for your love, generosity and friendship. Your love shows us the Keep reading…

What The Cross Has Accomplished

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November 28th, 2021 by

The Test of Fruit

November 1st, 2021 by

Galatians 5:13-26 “For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you Keep reading…

Provicence Of God Part 2

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October 17th, 2021 by

The Providence Of God Part 1

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October 10th, 2021 by

Show Us The Father

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September 19th, 2021 by

Running The Good Race

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August 22nd, 2021 by

The Tale Of Two Sinners

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August 15th, 2021 by

Holy Love

August 1st, 2021 by

“For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not Keep reading…

Filled with the Fullness of God

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July 25th, 2021 by

Nothing In All Creation

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June 13th, 2021 by

Love Each Other As Jesus Has Loved Us

May 1st, 2021 by

Matthew 20:25 But Jesus called them to him and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you Keep reading…

THE Good Fight

March 1st, 2021 by

For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me Keep reading…

Letters Of Recommendation

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January 3rd, 2021 by

Prepare The Way Of The Lord

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December 6th, 2020 by

Christmas Greetings 2020 from Pastor Brian

December 1st, 2020 by

Merry Christmas Beloved! What a year 2020 has been. I pray that all of us have seen God use this time to prepare us to truly be Christ’s ambassadors in this ever-changing world. In Christ we have a hope and a peace that is unshakable! Let us remember that Jesus came into a time of Keep reading…

Sheep Amongst Wolves

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November 29th, 2020 by

The Rock And The Storm

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November 8th, 2020 by

John 4:27-36

November 1st, 2020 by

Just then his disciples returned and were surprised to find him talking with a woman. But no one asked, “What do you want?” or “Why are you talking with her?” Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, “Come, see a man who told me everything Keep reading…

Love Your Enemies

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October 4th, 2020 by

Freedom!

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September 20th, 2020 by

Worth It All

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August 16th, 2020 by

Be Ready!

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August 2nd, 2020 by

What Does Lordship Mean?

August 1st, 2020 by

When I served as Assistant Pastor in Spencerport, New York, there was this one teenage boy who picked up an annoying little habit that he found amusing. Whenever someone would make a declarative statement like, for example, “Ok, we are going to have the lesson now,” this student would ask, “Are we?” If we would Keep reading…

The Greatest Commandment

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The Results Of Fear

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June 21st, 2020 by

The Fruit Of The Power Of Pentecost

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What Kind Of Legacy?

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May 10th, 2020 by

Hidden Thoughts

May 1st, 2020 by

We are all creatures of our thoughts. Whether we like it or not. Our thoughts spill into our actions. Our thoughts, private though they are, are part of who we are. The human person is a strange mixture of seen and unseen. Spoken and hidden. Public and private. Our outward actions are often merely the Keep reading…

Victory Over Sin And Death

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April 19th, 2020 by

Count It All Joy

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March 29th, 2020 by

Pray For Boldness

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March 1st, 2020 by

For What?

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February 23rd, 2020 by

Peter’s Sermon

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February 2nd, 2020 by

His Will

January 1st, 2020 by

“We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. See that no one repays anyone evil for Keep reading…

Holy, Holy, Holy

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December 29th, 2019 by

A Little Child Will Lead Them

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December 8th, 2019 by

Christmas Greetings From Pastor Brian

November 27th, 2019 by

Merry Christmas Troy Christian Chapel! What a privilege it is to write you these words once again. The Torres family has always loved the Christmas season! It is a time of faith, hope and love. It is a time when we catch a small glimpse of what the Kingdom of God is. During this time Keep reading…

Stand

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November 3rd, 2019 by

The Things Of God

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October 20th, 2019 by

Lost And Found

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September 15th, 2019 by

Authority

September 1st, 2019 by

Jesus the troublemaker. Not usually the title we as Christians attribute to our Lord, is it? Today we are finding that when you interject the teachings and mindset of Christ into political or social/cultural conversations, people get upset. This happens regardless of the political mindset you are speaking to. It’s not that we disagree per Keep reading…

Those He Loves

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August 18th, 2019 by

Every Follower A Fisher

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August 11th, 2019 by

The Great CO Mission

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July 7th, 2019 by

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

June 1st, 2019 by

2017 and 2018 have been very memorable years for the Torres family. Stress and struggle on so many different fronts have come our way. But through it all, God has been faithful and his people here at TCC have been loving and generous and kind. They have repeatedly shown Jesus to us. In the end, Keep reading…

Seek First

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May 26th, 2019 by

Toward Jerusalem

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April 14th, 2019 by

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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