What Being Alive Looks Like! Watch Joni and Nick!

Video of Joni and Nick

Hey TD!

I texted this video of our family friends, Joni Eareckson Tada and Nick Vujicic, to all of my family members the other day.  After Sandra watched it, here was her reply:

“I loved, loved, loved the video with Joni and Nick.  They are so incredible and ALIVE!!!! They are hilarious as well, and to think we personally know them :).  They aren’t the ones with disabilities, we are!  They make us look like zombies and burdened by all the unnecessary distractions of life … YOU MUST TAKE THE TIME TO WATCH THIS!!!”

TD, I’ve been trying all year to get us to be more alive.  Would you use this quarantine time to let God bring you back to life? Please watch this 30 minute video and … behold.  Just marvel and try to fathom this …

… a man born with no arms and no legs … a woman who was very active until the age of 17, before becoming a quadriplegic 52 years ago … HOW IS IT THAT THEY ARE SO HAPPY AND HAVE SUCH JOY???

ENJOY this video, TD, and let God have His way with you!

– Arthur

TD Fri. – “Dying to Live” SG Study/mp3

“Therefore, I urge you brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.”

– Romans 12:1

Hey TD,

Here’s your toolkit for this Friday’s small group study together! Download the study, listen to the message (or re-listen to specific parts of it) and spend time in prayer and prep during the week, so you can have a great small group discussion.  Use the Table of Contents to locate a certain section of the message.  Click below.

Failing to prepare is preparing to fail. – Coach John Wooden

“Dying to Live” (sg study)

“Dying to Live” (mp3) – Arthur

“Dying to Live” (mp3) Table of Contents 

“Renew” Theme Intro – 0:05

Intro to Romans – 10:30

“I urge you therefore brethren to present your bodies” – 20:45

What is a “living sacrifice”? – 30:40

**”Acceptable to God” – how we are all Stephen Paddocks** – 41:50 – 1:10:30

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The $20 Challenge – 1:12:20

Check with your small group leader as to where and when you’ll be meeting!

TD Tonight – “Life and Ministry in a Broken World”

Hey TD,

Just a reminder that tonight I will continue my sharing on “Life and Ministry in a Broken World” that I started last week, weaving in our final set of verses from Psalm 139:

Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me and know my anxious thoughts;
24 And see if there be any hurtful way in me,
And lead me in the everlasting way.

It will be a meaningful time of perspective, honest evaluation, and direction-setting.  Really hope to see you at TD tonight! – Arthur

Joni: An Unexplainable Life

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Hey TD’ers!

I want to invite you to be inspired, enriched, and, honestly, made better.  There are few lives I can think of lived better than the life of Joni Eareckson Tada.  Francis Chan calls her the godliest woman on the planet that he knows of.  Her life isn’t can’t be explained by anything less than the ministry of the Holy Spirit.  The world has no answer to it.

Join us this Friday as we continue our summer series, “Standing On the Shoulders of Giants.” In unpacking Joni’s life, Sandra will show us the character and ways of God.  Sandra has been preparing hard all week, and because Joni is a dear friend of ours, she will be able to share personal insights and observations not many can give.  Come learn from these great Christians women!  – Arthur