“Who Do You Answer To?” (mp3) – Ruth Malhotra’s Testimony

Ruth at TD

Ruth Malhotra answering TD’ers’ questions

Hey TD!

Please listen to the following  inspiring mp3 before our first small group this Friday, as we’ll be using it as a launching pad for our small group discussions:

“Who Do You Answer To?” (mp3) – Ruth Malhotra’s Testimony

Last month, Ruth Malhotra (Director of Public Relations, RZIM) shared her amazing testimony with us.  It’s an incredible story of courage and conviction as she stood up to one of America’s major universities, filing a court case in support of the ability to live out one’s faith and hold conservative views.  The case was filed in “opposition to the school’s ironclad speech codes, which severely curtailed any student conversation, publications, events, or activities administrators arbitrarily deemed “intolerant.” The codes banned free exchange of ideas except in very limited areas of campus, denied student activity funds to clubs and organizations that engaged in ‘religious activities,’ and officials even instituted a program, “Safe Space,” designed to demonize anyone or any group that considered homosexual behavior immoral.” (courtesy Alliance Defending Freedom)

Not only are the details of the story pretty crazy, but the outcome was landmark for our nation.

We at TD are committed to do our part to help you TD’ers think through what you believe and don’t believe, help you to know what God wants you believe and not believe, and then help you to be able to live out what you do believe.

Ruth says she loves TD, and we feel the same; so much so that we’ve made her an honorary member of TD! 🙂

 

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Link to In Joy Podcast #1

*** Apologies for the constant corrections.  We are using a new service; the embedded podcast turns out not to be directly compatible with iPhones. If you cannot directly access the podcast via the embedded icon in the post, please click the link below:

In Joy Podcast #1 – “Joy in the Un-Enjoyable” (Rebecca)

 

 

In Joy Podcast #1 – “Joy in the Un-Enjoyable” (Updated)

In Joy Podcast #1 – “Joy in the Un-Enjoyable” (Rebecca)

*** This is an updated post with a new link to the podcast ***

Hey TD!

In this week’s posts, we’re looking within to try to see what God wants to clean up to replace with something better.  If you haven’t read the last post, My Messy House, please do so.

We’re excited to unveil the year’s first In Joy podcast, “Joy in the Un-Enjoyable”! Through mix of common sense and personal illustrations, Rebecca reminds us that God often works to give us joy through that which is not enjoyable, and shares how not to miss out on God’s gift of joy to us.

Give it a listen and then prayerfully resolve not to miss out on any more of the good that God has in store for you!

In Joy Podcast #1 – “Joy in the Un-Enjoyable”

In Joy Podcast #1 – “Joy in the Un-Enjoyable” (Rebecca)

Hey TD!

In this week’s posts, we’re looking within to try to see what God wants to clean up to replace with something better.  If you haven’t read the last post, My Messy House, please do so.

We’re excited to unveil the year’s first In Joy podcast, “Joy in the Un-Enjoyable”! Through mix of common sense and personal illustrations, Rebecca reminds us that God often works to give us joy through that which is not enjoyable, and shares how not to miss out on God’s gift of joy to us.

Give it a listen and then prayerfully resolve not to miss out on any more of the good that God has in store for you!

“Supernatural Joy” mp3 and HW Assignment

“Supernatural Joy” mp3

Hey TD!

Click to hear Arthur’s introductory message, “Supernatural Joy,” Daniel’s and Angela’s sharing of their trip to China with Bring Me Hope, and our “Foundations of Joy” assignment that we are to do everyday this week.

Theme: Enjoy! Experiencing the Goodness of God

“Supernatural Joy”(mp3) – 9/13/19

Table of Contents

0:00 – 31:05 – “Supernatural Joy” – Arthur
31:05 – 43:07 – BMH Sharing – Daniel & Angela (incl. poem)
45:51 – 51:20 – “Foundations of Joy” Assignment
52:50 – 58:40 – Closing Song “Good, Good Father”

See you Friday!

TD Fri. – Student-led SG’s – “Being a Neighbor” mp3/Table of Contents

 

Hey TD!

This Friday’s meeting is a going to be an important and full one, as we unveil the upcoming Neighbor Night opportunity to help you reach and love a friend.  We’ll also spend time in student-led small groups to work through Jesus’ call for us to love our neighbors as ourselves.

Please work through last Friday’s message, “Being a Neighbor,” before our meeting.  Here is the Table of Contents:

“Being a Neighbor” (mp3) – Arthur

Table of Contents:

1:30 – 6:13            Training us to produce our best when our best is needed

6:14 – 11:30         For the prize/For the King of the Ring (engraved on CIF Championship Ring)

13:18 – 14:33       Opening Prayer

14:40 –   18:28     The best kind of love to love our neighbors with

18:36 –   24:20     The orphan spirit and the spirit of a well-adjusted child

24:50 –   27:00     Rebecca X reads Luke 10:25 – 37

27:00 – 33:25       Who qualifies to be our neighbor?

33:25 –   47:40     Jesus answers with a poignant and powerful story of compassion – a  lesson in loving our neighbors as ourselves

47:40 –   53:27     How far do we have to go in loving our neighbors?  Jesus answers.

53:27 –   58:38     Are we willing to join Jesus in being a neighbor?

58:40 – 1:11:05   We need to respond to God’s call for us – Daniel sings “Open Space”

Luke 10:25- 37

25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”

27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’[c]; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[d]

28 “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”

29 But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

30 In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii[e] and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’

36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”

Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”

Let’s do likewise.  See you Friday, TD!

“Rise & Shine” Podcast #1 w/Kathy & Hannah (sooo cute!)

“Rise & Shine” Podcast #1 with Kathy and Hannah

 

Hey TD!

I’m glad to introduce you to a brand new podcast, Rise and Shine, featuring our very own Kathy and Hannah!  Honestly, it’s so adorable, I want to scream.  In fact, I did, screaming, “This is soooo cute!”

But not only is it cute, it’s educational, as Kathy reads the story of Brother Andrew, who faithfully fulfilled his calling by courageously bringing Bibles to people in closed countries.

Enjoy and consider what God is calling you to do in His plan for the world! – Arthur