Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer. Similarly, anyone who competes as an athlete does not receive the victor’s crown except by competing according to the rules.

2 Timoty 2:3-5 (NIV)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

TNL - Turn a New Leaf in 2009

For the month of January, we will be visiting the principle of "turning a new leaf", spiritually speaking. The phrase, as we learned on the 7th, is derived from the idea of turning over a new leaf of paper in a diary or journal. In other words, working from a clean slate. A guideline was laid out for doing just this as a three-part process that can be maintained with the "TNL Tracker":

Reading the Word

Number of days per week _______

Time of day _________________AM / PM

Amount ____________________minutes / chapters

Seeking Him daily

Where _____________________

When ______________________AM / PM

Partnering together

Accountability Partner’s name _________

Home Phone # ____________________

Cell Phone # _____________________

email __________________________

Other contact info _________________

Even if you're unable to attend the Wednesday night meetings in January, I invite you to use the "TNL Tracker" to develop a set regular time and place to pray, read the Bible and work with an accountability partner.

"Twilight" True Love Waits

As we transition into February, we will re-visit our annual purity series, True Love Waits. In 2009, we will use the backdrop of the smash-hit Twilight books and movie, to learn about committing to a life of purity. This is a great opportunity to invite friends to our Wednesday T.O.R.C.H. meetings, especially if they are fans of Edward and Bella!

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