“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!

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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

 

“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

TD Fri. – “Straight Talk on Love” SG & mp3

 

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Hey TD!

This Friday, we will be meeting in our small groups to work on our “love lives” as we discuss last week’s message, “Straight Talk on Love.” Each small group will be meeting at different venues, so make sure to check with your small group leaders for the meeting time and place.

Please review the message below and be ready to bring some thoughts and questions to your small group.

“Straight Talk on Love” (mp3) Arthur (Table of Contents)

0:00 – 1:02                      Opening Prayer

1:05 – 11:33                    Why are we to serve the world?

11:33 – 15:55                  Grounding Ourselves in Who God Is

15:55 – 22:25                  The Ontology of Love

22:25 –   29:29                A Closer Look at Love: Real Love vs. True Love

29:50 –   47:27                Q: Can you love if you don’t believe in God?

47:40 –  1:08:00             Q: What about non-Christians who love more than Christians do?

1:08:00 – 1:09:16           Closing Prayer

 

Called to Live Lives “Out of This World”

Hey TD!

In August, Robert wrapped up our year-long series, “Renew: Transforming Our Life in Christ,” by teaching on Romans 12:16-21. It’s a very challenging message to live lives that are “out of this world” in relation to the rest of the world.

Below are his mp3 message, two moving videos he showed, and an article of uncommon faith.

“Out of This World” (mp3) Rom. 12:16-21 – Robert

Christianity Today Article – Forgiveness: Muslims Moved as Coptic Christians Do the Unimaginable

 

Arthur at the EAP – “Christianity is so exclusivistic … believe in it or go to hell. That’s not right nor fair”

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Hey TD!

I just got back from spending an amazing week in Atlanta with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) as a participant in their Emerging Apologists Program (EAP).  What a phenomenal time it was of nurturing my heart, soul, mind, and strength in the Lord and in my ministry in this world. I hope to pass on to you things I’ve learned in the future.

Part of our program was to address a pressing argument against the Christian faith, as well as to participate in an open forum-style Q&A session. The issue I addressed was “Christianity is so exclusivistic. You either believe in Christianity or go to hell. That’s neither right nor fair.” I thought you might be interested in my answer, in case you come across the same question yourself

“Why is Christianity  So Exclusivistic?” (mp3) – Arthur