TD’s 20/20 (Pt.1) – TD’s 20 Most Viewed Videos & Top 20 Blog Posts in 2020!

Hey TD!

As we begin 2021, we would do well to reflect on the singular year 2020 has been. While most of us think of 2020 only in negative terms, it’s important to look back and see how God was at work. In these final posts of 2020, we’ll share TD’s 20/20 – the 20 most viewed videos on the TD channel and 20 most viewed TD Blog posts in 2020! They are enriching.

Today, we’ll share 2020’s most viewed TD videos (irrespective of when the videos were originally posted). Enjoy and be blessed!

20. “Becoming the Coach I’ve Become (incl. CIF-SS Championship video)

Arthur’s intro to the first session of TD’s ’20-’21 theme (Christ For Real), entitled, “Becoming the Christian You’ve Become.” (that video came in 21st). Filmed on location on the tennis court.

19. “Good For Nothing” (What We Are Good For) – Sandra

Sandra teaching the year’s 3rd session in our Christ For Real series (emceed by Charis and Elijah)

18. Rebecca Recaps [REFRESH] Ready for College? Day 2

This was the first year [REFRESH] was held virtually. It was probably the best conference of the year. Enter Refresh in our search bar to access each day’s sessions.

17. 2020 V4V Sunday Service Announcement

By God’s leading, through the generosity of His people, we raised a record $105K for Adoption Aid Grants through Show Hope. TD’s time of sharing during Sunday service was anointed and special (song to come!).

16. A Real UCLA Education?

2020 has forced us to evaluate what’s really real and what’s not – online school and church? Shot on location at an empty UCLA campus.

15. Michelle Chen – What Would Jesus Do With Bullying?

Michelle’s 2017 CA Southern Baptist Youth Speakers Tournament winning speech, given at the 2027 Ignition Youth Conference in Sacramento.

T13. 2020 V4V Song – Is This What Love Looks Like?

As part of the V4V Sunday service announcement, members of TD sang this moving song, accompanied by a moving video. Not a dry eye in the place (Daniel, Robert, Gaby, Raina, Cassie, Rebecca, Angela)

T13. ’20 – ’21 TD Opening Night – “Christ For Real”

Opening Night of Christ For Real included worship, freshmen intro, TD Mobile, Sandra/Daniel theme interview (emceed by Allison and Aaron)

12. Way Maker (Cover) w/Daniel & Robert

Worship alongside Daniel and Robert. Shot on location at Lacy Park.

11. Joy to the World (Steven Curtis Chapman Cover) – Robert

Relive Christmas with this fresh remake of a classic Christmas hymn.

10. Charles Wong Memorial Service – 1/18/20

The meaningful memorial service of Sandra’s beloved father, Daniel’s and Angela’s grandfather, MBCLA architect, long-time TD supporter. So much to learn from his life. Eulogies include Arthur’s, Sandra’s, Daniel’s. Sky Rose Chapel – Rose Hills. 4 videos.

9. ’20 – ’21 TD Kick-Off

Kick-Off includes Art Gallery, TD Mobile, live worship, What is TD? (Daniel), Happy B-day, Gaby, Intro to Ministry Groups (Kathy), Daniel interviews Arthur about TD while driving (emceed by Michelle and Calvin)

8. Worship Session w/Daniel and Angela

Heartfelt, personal, and intimate worship to a heartfelt, personal, and intimate God – Holy Spirit, Way Maker (chorus), Open Space, Great Are You, Lord.

7. Ravi Wishes Sandra a Happy 50th

Birthday greetings from 20__? 🙂 from the late Ravi Zacharias.

6. TD Vlog – Jill Carattini on How the Arts Can Deepen Your Faith

A poignant and insightful interview from [REFRESH] at the Stillpoint Gallery in Atlanta on the value of the arts in the Christian life.

5. Welcome to TD! ’20 – ’21

TD leaders have fun welcoming TD’ers to TD!

4. 2018 CIF-SS D5 Girls Tennis Champions – Maranatha Minutemen

Recap of MHS’s 2018 CIF-SS championship. Includes Arthur getting a surprise ice bath. The Championship Ring Ceremony in the Maranatha HS gym was also a top 20 finisher, but was combined with this video.

3. Total Devotion Year-End Celebration – 2020

Though virtual, it was a blast and chock full of surprises – includes Daniel’s recap of the year, live competition between the Hsiehs (b-ball, ping pong, Nerts), Class of ’20 senior tributes, Arthur’s message, Year-End slideshow, Year-End toast. (emceed by Class of ’21)

2. 2020 V4V Video – Stella’s Story

V4V’s 2020 promo video featuring our very own Stella and her incredible journey helped launch our record-setting V4V campaign. The Chinese version also was a top-ten finisher.

  1. Joni on Painting Light and Being Light

The incomparable Joni Eareckson Tada – quadriplegic, author, speaker, singer, and … artist extraordinaire shares how she brings light out of her paintings … and out of her life! On location at the grand opening of the International Disability Center in Agoura Hills, a special place members of TD have visited a few times. Part of 3 videos – Joni and the Knife of God’s Word and Joni’s Art Introduction on 47th Anniversary of Her Accident.

“Light Changes Everything” – a Christmas Devotional! (video)

“Light Changes Everything” Christmas Devotional (video)

Merry Christmas TD!

On location at possibly the most driven-by home in South Pasadena each Christmas, Arthur reads “Light Changes Everything,” a Christmas devotional written by Michelle Tepper, RZIM apologist in the book, Hope, Faith, Joy, Peace, Light: A Special RZIM Advent Devotional. May it help you commune with the Light of the World in a special way this Christmas!

TD Fri. – “Living on God’s Terms”! (videos)

Video: “Good For Nothing” (What we are good for) – Sandra

Video: “Good For Nothing” – recap video (courtesy Michael Chan)

Hey TD!

From the moment God bestowed life to us, our lives have been a giant tug-of-war between living on our terms and living on God’s terms, haven’t they? That was the dilemma facing Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, where God unambiguously set out the terms for life and death. We have been on the wrong side of those terms ever since.

Join us this Friday as Kathy leads our study, “Living on God’s Terms.” We are continuing our ongoing series, Christ For Real!

You can view the last session, “Good For Nothing,” or the recap video above. If you’d like to catch up or review the previous sessions in the series, just click below:

Video: “Becoming the Christian You’ve Become,” Pt. 1 (God and Your Performance)

Video: “Becoming the Christian You’ve Become,” Pt. 2 (What’s Wrong With Dedication to God)

Video: “Becoming the Coach I’ve Become” (incl. CIF-SS Championship video)

See you Friday at 8 p.m.!

TD Fri. – “Good For Nothing” with Sandra

Video: “Becoming the Christian You’ve Become,” Pt. 1 (God and Your Performance)

Video: “Becoming the Christian You’ve Become,” Pt. 2 (What’s Wrong With Dedication to God)

Video: “Becoming the Coach I’ve Become” (incl. CIF-SS Championship video)

Hey TD!

In continuing our series, Christ For Real, we will now take the next step towards going from the religion that so many of us have been practicing, to the real relationship that God wants to have with us in Christ. It’s all the difference in the world.

This week, our beloved Sandra will lead our session, entitled, “Good For Nothing.” It’s essential teaching for you if you want the real and living Christ in your lives, and not just Christ-information in your heads.

To bring yourself back up to speed, we recommend reviewing the first two sessions in this series (above), “Becoming the Christian You’ve Become,” Pts. 1 and 2, getting the teaching solidly in your minds, and giving it a chance to season to take root in your souls.

“Why We Do What We Do” Recap/”Becoming the Christian You’ve Become, Pt. 2″ (videos)

Video: “Why We Do What We Do” – TD Wk. 3 Recap

Video: “Becoming the Christian You’ve Become, Pt. 2” (What’s Wrong w/Dedication to God)

Hey TD!

Here’s a recap video on why we suffer from performance anxiety, the trap we fall into caused by insecurity, and what to do about it. Video courtesy of Michael Chan

To review the fuller treatment of it, as well as what living for God actually looks like, and how Is it possible to be too dedicated to God and His will, watch the video, “Becoming the Christian You’ve Become, Pt. 2” (What’s Wrong w/Dedication to God). Here Arthur explores these issues as part of TD’s Christ For Real series.

“Know the Real Score” – TD Week 2 Recap, feat. Coach John Wooden (video)

Video: “Know the Real Score” – TD Week 2 Recap, feat. Coach John Wooden

Hey TD!

Here’s an inspiring video Michael Chan from the Media Team created to the “know the real score” section of Arthur’s teaching on “Becoming the Christian You’ve Become, Pt. 1” (God & Performance).

If you’re going to grow to become the Christian you’ve become, it all starts with knowing the real score, and knowing how God actually scores things. What is the role of performance in our lives, and why do we misunderstand it so much?

For a fuller discussion, see the “Becoming the Christian You’ve Become, Pt. 1” (God & Performance) videos.

Happy Birthday to Our Dear Friend and Hero in the Lord, Joni!

Photo: Visiting and singing to the one and only, Joni Eareckson Tada, on her 71st birthday!

Photo: The coronavirus can’t stop us from celebrating a life well-lived!

Hey TD!

Would you please join me in rejoicing and celebrating the birthday of the incomparable and singular Joni Eareckson Tada! One of the most beloved Christians in the world today – who Francis Chan said he believes to be the godliest woman on the planet (his words) – and one for whom living each day itself takes an Olympian effort, Joni is a true spiritual hero to so many, including my family.

We had the joy of paying her a surprise birthday visit at her home to sing to her and wish her a very happy birthday. What a delight it was to visit with her and her husband, Ken (socially distanced, of course), and to have the refreshment of being in the Spirit’s presence, who always graces us in a unique way when we’re together.

Many of you TD’ers don’t even know who Joni is … but you should, you really should. All TD alumni know of her and have been graced and inspired by her many times over, as she has a special heart for TD. Just ask them.

In honor of Joni’s birthday, and for your own inspiration and growth, would you please watch and be immensely enriched by the following videos? You will be strengthened, sharpened, humbled, and moved: A Deeper Healing

And for you artists out there, this is inspiring too: Painting for God’s Pleasure

Here’s a bonus video of TD visits Joni at the International Disability Center. This beautiful luncheon with Joni and Ken was for the top V4V award winners.

Joni is not into herself. She just wants God to be glorified, Jesus to be cherished and loved, the Spirit to move powerfully and freely, and the vulnerable – especially those with disabilities – to be valued and empowered. She would be so thrilled to know that you watched her videos and were strengthened in these ways. That would be all she would want for her birthday.

So, if after you watch, you are so inclined and moved to write her a note of how your faith was strengthened, I’ll pass it on to her!

Would you stop and say a sincere prayer for our dear sister, who is now in her 54th year of quadriplegia? That would mean the world to her.

Happy Birthday, Joni, 71 years young!

– Arthur

“Becoming the Christian You’ve Become, Pt. 1” videos (God and performance)

Intro video – “Becoming the Coach I’ve Become” (incl. CIF-SS Championship video)

Video – “Becoming the Christian You’ve Become, Pt. 1” (God and performance)

Hey TD!

We kicked off our year’s theme, Christ For Real, with an opening session called, “Becoming the Christian You’ve Become, Pt. 1” and focused on thinking through our performance mindset through biblical lenses. What is the role of our performance in our lives in God’s eyes? Does it enhance our worth and standing before God? Does it not really matter one way or another since we’re saved?

We also explored the area of our motivation in performing, as well as the pressure of expectations, both from within and without.

This Friday, we’ll head into Part 2 by looking at how our desire to do God’s will can sometimes go wrong. We’ll spend time in small groups hearing from one another and start working out how to follow God’s lead.

Be sure to review last week’s session beforehand to be able to ramp up to this week’s session, as we march towards becoming the Christians we’ve become!

See you Friday!

TD Fri. – “Becoming the Christian You’ve Become”/Opening Nite videos

TD’s Opening Night ’20 – ’21 (w/Table of Contents)
“A Real UCLA Education?” intro video to Christ For Real

Hey TD!

Why are you a part of the TD family? What brings you back week after week? What are you looking for? Hoping for? Longing for?

Whatever your reasons are, somewhere in there is the latent desire to connect with your Creator and the purpose for which He made you. Deep inside, you want to live life better and more meaningfully. Ultimately, you want to learn how to actually love and be loved.

You know in your head that all that is found in Christ (or so you’ve been raised), but somehow you have yet to really experience Him that way. That’s why this year’s theme is Christ For Real. We want to truly experience Christ … for real.

We begin this Friday, as Arthur leads us in our first session – “Becoming the Christian You’ve Become.”

Feel free to watch the videos to review Opening Night and to prime the pump for this week’s session. The Table of Contents will send you directly to the point in the video you want to see.

See you at TD!