TD Fri. – “How Has God Gifted You and For What?”

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Hey TD!

In continuing our series, “Rebuild: Rehabituating Our Life in Christ”, we will continue exploring the way God made us, both naturally and supernaturally.  If we’re going to keep working on rebuilding our lives more solidly in Christ, then we’re going to have to take an honest and objective look at ourselves to see some of the groundwork of the way God made each of us and designed us to be.

This week at TD, the seniors will help us collectively decipher our Myers-Briggs personality tests and what it means for TD and our church.

We will then work on discovering and working through some of the spiritual gifts God has bestowed some of us in TD with.  It will not only be valuable for each of us personally, but will profit the TD and church bodies as a whole.

Come roll up your sleeves and keep working out your salvation with us on Friday!

 

TD Fri. – “Recalibrating Our Hearts” Pt.2

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(“Recalibrating Our Hearts” Pt. 1 “live-type” notes. Thanks Melody T.!)

Hey TD!

It was great to see the sea of green last Friday, with green snacks and Sandra’s green guacamole 🙂  It was also a great time for what Luther called “table talk” discussion and learning.

This Friday, we will continue to examine the x-rays of our hearts, where we will consider just how it is that we got here.  But don’t worry, we won’t stop there! We will also learn how to recalibrate our hearts toward the right!  Make plans to join us as we continue our “table talk” learning format!

Please review the mp3 of last week’s teaching prior to coming this Friday.  It will be very helpful to connect the dots (see notes above):

“Recalibrating Our Hearts” Pt. 1 (message) Arthur

See you Friday!

TD Fri. – “Rehabituating Our Time With God”

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Hey TD!

How’s your upward engagement with God?  If it’s in need of improvement, we encourage you come to TD this Friday, as we will have a time that can be potentially impactful to the quality of your upward engagement with God going forward.

To get the most out of our time together, it’s really important for you to be really solid on what’s been taught and covered so far – not solid in the sense of, “O, yeah, I recognize that; I’ve heard that before,” but more so in the sense that it is becoming part of the way you think and live your life each day.  That’s the only way you’ll experience the slow but sure transformation you’re looking for.

So, please keep consistently reviewing and implementing, and you’ll begin to see the change in your life.

Please review the last message, The Power of Habit

Review any of this year’s messages here

TD Fri. – V4V Unveiling and “The Power of Habit” Small Groups

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Hey TD!

The long-awaited unveiling of Voiceless For the Voiceless (V4V) is nearly upon us!  Our crash course in all things V4V is coming this Friday. We will cast the vision, you will receive your V4V kit, and will learn everything you need to know in order to give TD the best chance at changing lives for good, including your own.  Make plans to join us!

In addition, we will be in small groups to follow-up on last week’s message,”The Power of Habit.”  It’s a key message that will need to be understood and implemented well if you are going to experience a successful rebuild of your life in Christ.

Please review the message here: “The Power of Habit” – mp3 message (Arthur)

TD Fri. – “The Power of Habit” – pls review

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Hey TD!

As I shared in the last post,

I’d like to invite you to begin re-establishing your spiritual habits and the way you “do TD.”

That begins with a change of your habits, which is what we’ll be studying from Scripture at TD on Friday as I speak on “The Power of Habit.”

One way you can change your TD experience is to come to TD more prepared than you are used to by really mastering the material being taught. Studies prove that each time we listen to something, we learn more from it that we didn’t learn the last time we listened to it.  That’s certainly true in my life.

That said, here’s part 2 of “On Love and Desire” with part 1 below it for your convenience. Please do your best to review them before coming to TD on Friday! – Arthur

(for email readers, the link is posted below, since the embedded icon doesn’t always show up in emails)

“On Love and Desire,” Pt.2 (message) – Arthur

“On Love and Desire,” Pt. 1 (message) – Arthur

 

Re-doing how you “do TD” (for those studying for finals)

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Hey TD!

So, I know many of you have finals next week, so time is tight and stress levels are high, BUT I’d like to remind you that when you have the least time for the Lord is when you need to go to Him most.  That’s when your time and efforts spent on Him matter most – when you can least afford it (or so you think).  That’s when you need Him most … AND … that’s when you show Him how valuable He is to you … when it costs you the most.

So, I’d like to invite you to begin re-establishing your spiritual habits and the way you “do TD.”

We all know this intuitively.  We know when we’re really valued, when we’re being used, when we’re “loved” out of convenience, etc.  So does God.

One of the most common patterns for young Christian students during busy seasons is to stop meeting with God, stop reading His Word, stop praying.  As we seek to rebuild our Christian lives and the way we “do life,” it begins with establishing new patterns of living … including the way we “do school.”

So, I’d like to invite you to begin re-establishing your spiritual habits and the way you “do TD.” And this week you can kill two birds with one stone by listening to, reviewing, and prayerfully chewing on the “On Love and Desire,” Pts. 1 and 2 podcasts this week before coming to TD. They are 25 minutes each.  We’ll release Part 2 later in the week. – Arthur

(The audio icon does not always show up in the email, for some reason, so click on the link if you don’t see it.)

“On Love and Desire,” Pt. 1 (message) – Arthur

Opening TD of 2017 – Rebuilding and Reviewing

 

 

Hey TD!

This Friday will be our opening meeting of 2017! We’ll want to get out of the gates strong and solidify the rebuild of our Christian lives.  Like any building that needs to be done, securing a firm foundation is ESSENTIAL.

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.  The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.” Matt. 7:24-25

Please listen today to the review above of the October and November messages that I gave before my December message, “On Love and Desire.” We all need to collectively work at mastering the material.  Not only will it strengthen you individually, but it will strengthen TD as a whole.  What each one of us does individually affects everyone else, positively or negatively.  Let’s go, TD! – Arthur