TD Fri. – “Loving Our Neighbors”

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Hey TD!

We had a great February working on the Outward prong, discussing “How We Are Supposed to Live” and getting the chance to live it out during Love One Another Night.  Each small group had a very special time of spending the evening with someone special in our church.  From all accounts, it was a real blessing  – and much needed – in their lives.  One said that she hadn’t had that much fun in years.  It was also a real blessing for each of us that participated.  And that’s no surprise, because loving is fun!  It’s what we were made for, and we are at our very best when we are loving; and we all love being at our best.

This month, we begin expanding that sphere of influence as we look further outward to explore “hows, whys, and what fors” of fulfilling God’s call on our lives to reach our “neighbors.”  It starts this Friday with our study, “Loving Our Neighbors.”

Make sure you arrange your schedules to come and begin grounding yourself in learning how to live out your calling.

TD Fri. – Student-Led SG’s/Feb. Schedule

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Hey TD!

We’re looking forward to a great time of discussion this Friday in our small groups.  We will be meeting at church at the regular time for a time of fun, musical worship, and small groups, led by student discussion leaders!

Click “How We Are Supposed to Love” mp3 and Table of Contents to review and prepare for our small groups this Friday!

In light of last week’s message, please take a look at the plans for February:

2/1/19 – Hearing God’s thoughts, values, and plan (the teaching) – “How We Are Supposed to Live”

2/8/19 – Working through the teaching and then prepping to implement

This Friday, the desire is to work out, discuss, fine tune, and work through the specific teaching, passages, commands, etc. that were brought forth last Friday – not for discussion’s sake, but for action’s sake, for implementation’s sake.

We need to ensure that we plan for the following week’s night of action.  Ideally, we want all TD’ers to begin developing a lifestyle of  loving God and loving our neighbors, and to actively make loving/serving others a regular given in our lives.

The last portion of this night will be planning/prepping for “Love One Another” Night.

2/15/19 – Implement/execute the teaching – “Love One Another” Night

The teaching is about loving “one another,” and as I taught, one of the greatest testimonies is loving the “one anothers” that are harder to love or who we naturally wouldn’t love and spend time with.  So, before we go to the outside world, let’s follow Jesus’ game plan and love some of the “one anothers” outside our natural sphere; and in doing so, hopefully, TD’ers will get closer to one another in the process.

2/23/19 – SOS Saturday – Care Center only

One of the most important ministries TD has ever had … and the least participated in, by far … to our shame, truth be told.  Hear Jesus Himself in Matt. 25 …

“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

34“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

37“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

40“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

41“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’

44“They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’

45“He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’

46“Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”

Any community is only as strong as it takes care of the weak.

There you have it; the month of February; the month of love.  Let’s love, TD, and see what God does as we do! – Arthur

 

“How We Are Supposed to Live” mp3 and Table of Contents

Hey TD!

Friday, we heard how God wants us to live and we were challenged to “get on the court and take the shot.”  Building on last month’s foundational study of what love is, this month, we take the next step and look at what He wants us to do with His love.  Later in the month, we’ll attempt to live it out.

Before we do, it’s important that you know well “How We Are Supposed to Live.”  We’ll work through God’s commands for us in our small groups this Friday.  If you weren’t at TD last Friday, or need to review the message, listen and take notes on the message below before we meet this Friday.

“How We Are Supposed to Live” (mp3) – Arthur (Table of Contents)

0:54 – 4:20            What is our place in His story?

4:20 – 7:00            The meaning of “supposed to” and “ought to”

7:35 – 9:38            Opening Prayer

9:40 – 13:20         Tips to learning how to live life in order

13:20 – 16:50       God’s order for us

16:50 – 30:30       The power and impact of truly loving “one another” Jn. 13:34-35

30:30 -36:50        When we love one another with Jesus’ supernatural love

36:50 – 46:30       When we love one another with natural of-this-world love

46:30 -57:16        What God does when we attempt to love one another 1Jn. 4:7-12

57:16 – 1:00:55    Refusing to go in the game – Scottie Pippen

1:00:55 – 1:12:15  What does loving one another in Jesus’ Name look like? Acts 2:42-47

1:12:35 – 1:18:30  Francis Chan’s experience with the church in China

1:18:30                  Closing prayer