I want to invite you to a special TD this Friday with a very special couple from Zimbabwe, Dan and Babs Izzett. Dan is on the Board of Directors of American Leprosy Mission, America’s oldest ministry to those affected with leprosy. They came to visit TD a few years ago and will be back!
Dan and Babs are a very sweet couple who have a very meaningful story. You see, they both have leprosy. They have such tender hearts for the Lord and for people. You feel a tenderness and presence of Christ when you are with them. I’d love for you to feel that side of the Christian faith.
It will also be an opportunity for you to hear from those in a different stage in life and who have come from very different circumstances. Having both been diagnosed with leprosy, they’ve had to deal with its physical, spiritual, emotional, and social ramifications.
This would be a great opportunity for you and your family and friends to hear of the tenderness of God during difficult times. See you at TD! – Arthur
Make plans to come to TD this Friday as we begin unveiling and exploring our theme for the year, Engage!: Living Life in HD. Now, before you start to say to yourself, Wait, doesn’t he know that we have 4K and 8K now?, yes, I do know that! However, HD has been chosen for a reason that we’ll share on Friday.
In addition to exploring our theme, we’ll also explore ways you can be actively involved in serving your fellow TD’ers.
We start the festivities at 7:15 p..m. with the TD Pre-Party! See you there! – Arthur
This Friday is TD Family Night! Woohoo!
This evening is for both you TD’ers and your families. It will be a time for us to bring our families together for an evening of TD! We will have a great time getting to know each other, worshiping, learning about TD, and having fun together as a TD family. It’ll be from 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
We can only have TD Family Night if you families are present, so please make plans to have your families come and join us! Please RSVP with your small group leader.
“Remember the days of old; consider the years of many generations; ask your father, and he will show you, your elders, and they will tell you.” Deuteronomy 32:7
Last week, Daniel began taking us on a fun and enlightening journey through TD’s history, beginning with the Pre-TD Era and the TD Era. This week, he’ll continue his tour by taking us through the Early Modern TD Era and landing at the current Modern TD Era.
We’ll then go from overview to underview as we go under the hood of TD and take a look at its infrastructure and the ministries that make TD go; ministries that you have an opportunity to participate in and shape in the upcoming year. We’ll hear from those heading up those ministry groups, as they share their vision and heart.
We’ll also hear from the team that went to serve orphans in China this summer through Bring Me Hope’s Summer Camp!
It’ll be a great time! See you Friday!
Now that we’ve officially kicked off the new year, let’s get a bird’s eye view of TD, its place in the church, it’s place in your life, its potential impact in your personal community, and what lies ahead in the coming year. We’ll have a great time of worship, fun, and snacks, as well.
It all starts off at 7:15 p.m. with our TD Pre-Party! See you Friday!
It’s time to begin an exciting new year of TD! Please do everything you can to block off Friday nights to grow, be challenged, and to bond with your TD family this year.
The kick-off begins this Friday with fun, games, worship, a skit, sharing from YSMP’ers, and food! And it all starts with the TD Pre-Party at 7:15 p.m.!
We’ll see you Friday!
I’m excited to wrap up both our TD summer and our journey through Romans 12 this Friday with a message on Romans 12:16-21! In our study of Romans 12, we’ve seen that Christians are transformed people who are also continually being transformed into the likeness of their Savior and Master, Jesus Christ.
In these last 6 verses of Romans 12, Paul tells us what a transformed life looks like when we interact with anyone in the world, no matter who they are. No one is excluded—not the lowly, not unbelievers, not even our enemies. The humility it takes to follow these commands is out of this world. It’s OK to gulp when you read these imperatives. Do you have what it takes to be a peacemaker? To seek peace and do good even with those who seek your harm? Most people would look at this passage and scoff: “Don’t be so naive, that’s just not the way the world works.”
But that’s exactly the point. What this world needs is otherworldly love and grace. Join us as we explore our calling to reflect the only One who has given exactly what the world needs.
16 Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation.17 Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men. 18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men. 19 Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 “But if your enemy is hungry, feed him, and if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.