TD Fri. – Small Groups at Various Locations

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Hey TD!

We’ll be in our small groups this Friday.  This is a great opportunity to build community and bond with one another in a more casual and intimate atmosphere.  We’ll be

  • discussing and making decisions regarding our current sponsorships of our orphaned children in Africa and China
  • discussing how to know God more personally
  • having fun and getting to know each other better

Each small group will be meeting at a different location and time, so make sure you contact your small group leaders for details.

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TD Small Group Outings on Friday!

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Hey TD!

This Friday, each of our small groups will be hosting their own small group outings – at different places, doing different things, and meeting at different times. If you haven’t been contacted yet, please reach out to your small group leader to find all the info you need.

Have a great time!

TD Fri. – Total Devote-ion SG Study

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Hey TD!

This Friday, we’ll be meeting together in the TD room at 7:30 p.m. before we split up and head into our small group time. Below you’ll find the links to the great teaching Sandra shared with us, as well as the small group study.

Please listen to the message and do the study this week before our small group discussion. You should also have memorized Romans 12:1-13 by the end of the month.

“Total Devote-ion” Rom. 12:10-13 (mp3) – Sandra

Total Devote-ion” Rom. 12:10-13 (sg study)

“Total Devote-ion” Rom. 12:10-13 (mp3) – Sandra – Table of Contents

Arthur introduces Sandra – 0:00

Introduction – 4:15

Judy’s guess of “philostorgo” – 8:14

(Technical difficulties) – 9:30 – 11:10

Philostorgo – 11:11 – 12:00

(Technical difficulties) 12:00 – 13:00

Interview with Kathy & Robert about philostorgo & parenthood – 13:05

Sandra’s struggles with being a new mom – 17:30

Devoted to the love God wants us to have – 19:05

Sandra’s old tennis racket and philostorgo – 20:20

Interview with Rebecca regarding Jacob’s family issues –  23:25

We all have family issues 33:40

Sandra “bad habits” and her family background – 40:30

THE argument b/w Sandra and Arthur – 43:35

J-O-Y – 50:30

A closer look at our hearts – 56:30

TD Fri – Friday’s Small Group Study Kit!

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Hey TD!

This Friday, we will be in our small groups discussing God’s design for our spiritual gifts.  As usual, each small group will be planning their own evening, so make sure you’re in contact with your small group leader for time and location.

Please prepare for this Friday’s discussion by working through the small group study below.  You’ll also find the Table of Contents for each of the messages that you’ll need to bolster your understanding of the study.

“Using Our Christ-mas Gifts,” Rom. 12:6-8 (sg study)

“Using Our Christ-mas Gifts,” Pt. 1 Rom. 12:6-8 (mp3) – Arthur

“Using Our Christ-mas Gifts,” Pt. 2 Rom. 12:6-8 (mp3) – Arthur

“Using Our Christ-mas Gifts,” Pt. 1 Rom. 12:6-8 (mp3) Table of Contents

Why pray on our knees – 0:00

1st part of Francis Chan’s CMC ’17 message – being in “the cage”  – 7:15

Arthur’s history at MBCLA, TD, and “the cage” – 19:15

Arthur’s vision for TD’ers, Chinese Christians, and having a “seat at the table” – 27:25

A history of Harvard and the university – 36:00

What “keeping His Word” really means – 38:25

Our personal Christ-mas and our different gifts – physical and spiritual – 47:30

How God made us & the part we play in His story – 58:00

Many gifts, one core – what is our core understanding of life? 3 core convictions – 1:02:25

The amazing gospel that can bring you salvation – 1:13:15

Pt. 2 (mp3) Table of Contents

Why pray with open hands – 0:00

Our being comes before our doing – 5:10

Understanding how we got spiritually born again – 5:55

Who gets spiritual gifts? – Rom. 12:6-8 – 10:10

Why grace is necessary to use gifts – 12:10

Differing gifts, God’s leading – 19:10

TD SG – “Metamorphosis” Videos, SG Study, and Instructions

 

(Nabeel Qureshi’s powerful testimony at RZIM Founders ’13 – go from 34:30 – 1:05:20. Just click on “Watch on Vimeo”.  We were there at that meeting!)

Hey TD!

As promised, Friday night’s meeting on Romans 12:2, “Metamorphosis,” was a powerful one, with some TD’ers surrendering their lives to Christ; while others who had already committed their lives to the Lord earlier in life, prayed to repair and make right their lives in Christ.  Others were just left on their knees convicted to honor Him better with their lives.  Praise the Lord for all of that.  Let us be praying for them all and for God to keep working in our midst, bringing restoration and life to those in TD.

This coming Friday’s TD meeting will be exclusively in our small groups.  Please review the videos above as needed to keep cementing the Lord’s word and His desires into your soul while you prepare your small group studies.

Please prepare your studies well! The better the preparation, the better the discussion!

Here’s the study:

“Metamorphosis” Rom. 12:2 (sg study)

 

 

TD Small Group Prep – Begin Now!

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Hey TD!

We will be meeting together in our small groups this Friday to discuss the rebuilding of the infrastructure of our lives … BUT, BUT, BUT (!!!) … this small group discussion will be different!  And it’s up to you to determine if it will be better!  

So, what’s the difference?  The small group discussion will be driven by YOU and YOUR response to last Friday’s message.  YOU will be coming up with the specific questions and issues  to discuss and work through.  The more thorough your preparation, the better the discussion.; the better the discussion, the better the application; the better the application, the better your life in Christ.

Here’s what you’ll need to do to prepare:

 

“Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men.” Colossians 3:23

Let’s prepare well, TD!

TD SGOD on Friday – 6:30 p.m.!

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Hey TD!

This Friday is our first SGOD (small group outing and discussion) of the year!  We’ll be meeting from 6:30 – 10 p.m. Your small group leaders will be contacting you via email with details of where to meet, what to bring, etc., so CHECK YOUR EMAIL!

FAQ

Q: How do I prepare for this Friday’s discussion?

A: Glad you asked! Here we go:

  1. Listen to last week’s opening message of our year’s theme, “Rebuild: Re-Habituating Our Life in Christ.”  Unfortunately, the sound quality isn’t great (sorry!), and you can hear the mic rubbing against Arthur’s pants sometimes (more in the beginning), but it is listen-able (though slightly annoying) and the content of the message is very important to consider as we embark on our new theme together.  The sound will be fixed next time.
  2. Here’s the link to the message: “Self Assessment in Light of Our First Love” (Rev. 2:4-5) (message) – Arthur
  3. Review and answer the small group discussion questions before SGOD and bring your answers with you on Friday.  Just do as much as you can!
  4. Here’s the link to the discussion questions: “Self Assessment in Light of Our First Love” (Rev:2:4-5) (small group questions)

Q: How do I prepare for the outing?

A: Check with your small group leader for specific details … but come as you are, but come ready to have a good time, to appreciate and support others in your small group, and to receive support.

Q: What if I haven’t been contacted or don’t know which small group I’m in?

A: Contact one of the TD leaders via email, text, fb, etc. -> or leave a comment below -> or go to the TD web site and send us a message.