TD Fri. – Small Group Outings

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Hey TD!

We will be having our first small group outing of the year this Friday!  Each small group will be doing something different and will meet at different times and places.

If you don’t know which small group you’re in, contact any TD leader.

Have a great time ENJOYING yourselves together!

TD Fri. – Small Group Study

Hey TD!

We’ll be in our small groups on Friday, further exploring God’s calling for Downward Engagement.  We’ll continue diving into Luke 14, after having a great start last Friday under Daniel’s facilitation.

Contact your small group leaders for the place and time your small group is going to meet.

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

 

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.

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