TD Fri. – “How We Are Supposed to Live”

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Hey TD!

In the Fall, we began our year-long theme, Engage: Living Life in HD, by looking at the Upward prong of life and how to engage with God.

In January, we began to explore the Outward aspect of our life and calling by going to the root of any God-ordained interaction with people – love.  Before meaningfully engaging with anyone, we need to better understand what love is and how it grounds us and calls us. (See below for the mp3 message and Table of Contents to review)

This would be a great Friday to invite your friends!

This Friday, with understanding true love as our anchor and catapult, we will look at how we are supposed to live our lives, according to the God who designed and created us.

Make TD this Friday the beginning of a new direction in your life! This would be a great Friday to invite your friends! – Arthur

“Straight Talk on Love” (mp3) Arthur (Table of Contents)

0:00 – 1:02                      Opening Prayer

1:05 – 11:33                    Why are we to serve the world?

11:33 – 15:55                  Grounding Ourselves in Who God Is

15:55 – 22:25                  The Ontology of Love

22:25 –   29:29                A Closer Look at Love: Real Love vs. True Love

29:50 –   47:27                Q: Can you love if you don’t believe in God?

47:40 –  1:08:00             Q: What about non-Christians who love more than Christians do?

1:08:00 – 1:09:16           Closing Prayer

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“Youth Speakers” Info Meeting This Sunday! (watch this video!)

Watch this “vintage” video of our 1st Youth Speakers team and the “Speakers” process, and you’ll get to see Robert and Kathy when they were in high school! 🙂 

Hey TD!

One of THE most life-changing and transformative processes in TD through the years has been “Speakers,” as it is affectionately called.  It has changed the course of some of the lives of those who have gone through the process.  In fact, the majority of TD counselors and interns over the last decade have been “Speakers” alums; and this year’s TD leadership is no different: Robert, Kathy, Eunice, Daniel, Megan, Frances, Michelle, and Angela all participated as Speakers in high school!

If any of you 10th – 12th graders are curious or interested to learn more, we will have a mandatory information meeting THIS Sunday from 12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. in one of the classrooms at the GWC. During this meeting, we will answer any and all questions regarding the 2019 CA So. Baptist Youth Speakers Tournament (YST).

You don’t have to know for sure if you are going to do “Speakers” or not this year to come to the meeting.  In fact, the meeting is being held to help you decide one way or another.  And don’t worry, there will be no pressure to join.

Hope to see you there! – Arthur

Pics and Video from Gingerbread Houses & Portrait Painting Project

 

 

 

Hey TD!

Click on the link below to see some of December’s sights and sounds from the Gingerbread House contest and the Portrait Painting Project:

Pics and videos – Gingerbread and Portraits

 

TD Fri. – “Straight Talk on Love” SG & mp3

 

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Hey TD!

This Friday, we will be meeting in our small groups to work on our “love lives” as we discuss last week’s message, “Straight Talk on Love.” Each small group will be meeting at different venues, so make sure to check with your small group leaders for the meeting time and place.

Please review the message below and be ready to bring some thoughts and questions to your small group.

“Straight Talk on Love” (mp3) Arthur (Table of Contents)

0:00 – 1:02                      Opening Prayer

1:05 – 11:33                    Why are we to serve the world?

11:33 – 15:55                  Grounding Ourselves in Who God Is

15:55 – 22:25                  The Ontology of Love

22:25 –   29:29                A Closer Look at Love: Real Love vs. True Love

29:50 –   47:27                Q: Can you love if you don’t believe in God?

47:40 –  1:08:00             Q: What about non-Christians who love more than Christians do?

1:08:00 – 1:09:16           Closing Prayer

 

TD Fri. – “Straight Talk About Love”

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Hey TD!

In preparing for the topic of Impacting Our World, I have ended up spending most of my prep time on the topic of love – the nature of love, real love vs. true love, like vs. love, levels of love, love vs. lust, whether you need to believe in God to love, etc.

So love will be the topic this Friday.  It is necessary to explore and understand this prior to delving into a discussion about impacting our world, as is indeed love that “makes the world go ’round.”  Make plans to come out to TD this Friday! – Arthur

TD Fri. – “Learning How to Impact Our World”

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Hey TD!

This Friday, we continue our year’s theme:  Engage: Living Life in HD.  We spent the first part of the year looking at our engagement UPWARD with God.  This week we begin heading OUTWARD, as we begin looking at how to engage and impact our community and world around us.  We will spend a few months here and work towards softening our hearts, growing our perspective, and improving our impact in our world.

This week, we’ll begin exploring our calling and the type of impact God wants us to have in the world … an impact, it’s probably safe to say, that most of us are not having.

Start the new year off right and get in step with God’s vision for 2019!

See you Friday!