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Hearts As One Conference

Posted on Monday, May 30th, 2011 in TWYGs  |  Print

The youth had a wonderful conference put together by ALLIES, Arcadia High School’s Christian Club, this past Saturday, June 4.  Representatives from Arcadia, Temple City, South Pasadena, Mark Keppel, San Marino, Crescenta Valley, Glendale and Alhambra were present to participate in time of worship, workshops and inspiring messages.  Steven and Rhodalynn Jetton and Michelle Leong from Branches were part of the speaker team for this event.

C’YA and TWYG Ladies

Posted on Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 in C'YA, TWYGs  |  Print

The C’YA and TWYG ladies got together for a night of fellowship and bonding.

TWYG Monthly Schedule

Posted on Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 in TWYGs  |  Print

The TWYGS will be starting a new monthly schedule in October for the school year. The TWYGS will have Treasure Hunting on the first Sunday of each month.  For fellowship, the TWYGS will meet twice a month; the third Friday at church, and the fourth Friday at a home to be announced.  The Friday gatherings will be from 7-9 pm.

TWYGS hanging out

TWYGS in the community

TWYGS and CYA at JESUS CULTURE in Las Vegas

 

TWYG Bible Study Review – Ch. 2,4,5

Posted on Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 in TWYGs  |  Print

Here are some highlights from this weeks Bible Study in Daniel Chapters 2,4,5:

1.  Only God knows the future.  That is why all of the king’s “wise” men could not tell him what the dream was nor it’s interpretation.  The kingdom that will strike down all the previous kingdoms will last forever because it is not man made.  It is the kingdom of Jesus Christ.

2.  Response to a Crisis:  Like a spoiled child, Nebuchadnezzar responded to the crisis by issuing an unreasonable command.  Those who could give him what he wanted were instantly rewarded and were in his good grace.  Those who couldn’t give him what he wanted were cut to pieces.  The behavior of spoiled christians is to demand that God instantly grant all their wishes without taking actions on their own parts.  If God grants their wishes, they praise Him and if not, they reject Him.  Daniel responded to the crisis by first taking actions to find out the details so that he could pray about it appropriately.  Once he knew the details, he gathered his friends to pray with him, humbly asking God to reveal His will.  

3.  Problem Solved:  Once Nebuchadnezzar got his answer, he immediately fell to the floor and bowed down to Daniel.  He was worshiping the messenger rather than the God who gave the message.  Daniel responded by praising God first and giving Him all the credit.  Even before the king, he confessed that no man can do what Nebuchadnezzar demanded, only God can know the answers.  

4.  What is your response to crises?  Do you behave like a spoiled christian or do you humble yourself first and ask for God’s mercy and for His will to be done, not yours?  When God gives you the ability and wisdom to accomplish something, do you remember to give the credit to God or do you pat yourself on the back?

5.  When Nebuchadnezzar was given the second dream, he responded to God’s command by procrastinating.  Even after God’s punishment was carried out, it took him another seven years before he finally confessed his sins and acknowledged the only true God.  Have you made a habit of procrastinating when it comes to doing God’s work, or reading His word, or spending time in prayer, or sharing the gospel with that one friend or relative that you’ve been wanting to for a long time?  There’s no guarantee that God will give you time.  Remember Belshazzar and the writing on the wall?  God gave him over to the enemy the same night.

6.  You may be “small” but God is bigger than anything in this world and He can accomplish great things through you, if you are willing.  Daniel was just a humble servant, but his faith influenced one of the most powerful king of one of the most powerful empire in history.  Through his faith, God used Daniel to bring Nebuchadnezzar to his knees and to eventually believe in God.  As chapter 4 shows, the powerful king even wrote a letter to all his unbelieving subjects confessing his sins and proclaiming the one true God.  You never know what mighty things can be accomplished or how many people will be changed because you are not afraid to demonstrate your faith.  

As you read chapters 3 and 6, remember to pray for understanding and for God to show you what He wants you to learn from them.  

See you on Wednesday,
Chan & Jenny

TWYG Bible Study Review

Posted on Saturday, July 17th, 2010 in TWYGs  |  Print

For those who couldn’t make it to Bible study this past Wednesday, I hope you were still able to do some of the homework.  And for being absent, you’re going to have to do 3 chapters for next Wednesday.  Just download the homework sheet and complete one for each chapter (2, 4, & 5).  For those who were present, you did such a great job, and I wouldn’t want any of you to fall behind, so you should do all 3 chapters as well. 🙂

Here are some highlights that were discussed from Daniel 1:

1.  Daniel and his friends were about 15-18 years old when they were taken captive, but they did not allow their youth be an excuse for being weak against the influences of their ungodly teacher.  They remained faithful to God even though everything around them told them to forget who they were and to adopt the ways of their new world.

2.  Holiness means to be morally clean on the inside, to be set apart for God.  We saw that Daniel and his friends were indeed set apart for God.  They may have been forced to learn a new language, adopt a new culture, used heathen names given to them, and live and work among people who did not believe in the one true God, but their internal compass always pointed to God.  They sought to please the one true God, not their new surroundings.  As you live and work in this secular world, you will also be bombarded by secular and ungodly influences, but if your faith is strong, your compass will always point to God.  

3.  Daniel and his friends were small compared to the powerful Babylonian empire and its powerful king Nebuchadnezzar.  It must have been extremely difficult to practice their faith against such oppositions, but they knew that their God, who created the entire universe, is more powerful than any earthly kings.  

4.  Even though the people and Israel and Judah were suppose to be God’s special people, they betrayed that special relationship by adopting the evil practices of the people around them.  They started worshiping idols instead of the true God.  In essence, they because no different than anyone else, so God gave them over to Nebuchadnezzar.

As you begin to read chapters 2, 4, 5, do not despair if you do not understand all the details, as they are quite difficult.  Begin by praying for the Holy Spirit to help you understand and to help you see the lesson that He wants you to learn.  

I was quite impressed by the different view points and the different lessons that each of you got out of Chapter 1.  Looking forward to our next meeting.

Chan & Jenny

TWYG Week Pictures

Posted on Thursday, June 17th, 2010 in Ministry Highlights, TWYGs  |  Print

Each day during this week, the TWYGS have gathered to meet new friends, to participate in various fun activities, and to share God’s love with one another.

One of the teams that went to distribute food with Dream Center’s Mobile food bank.

Part of the other team that went out to distribute food.

We went out into our communities to distribute food.

Former FA students hanging out at the Dream Center cafe afterwards. 

The group enjoyed getting wet playing aqua games.

Gathered to hear testimonies from the Twyg core.

 

TWYG Week 2010

Posted on Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 in TWYGs  |  Print

Jesus Culture Conference – Las Vegas

Posted on Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 in Ministry Highlights, TWYGs  |  Print

A group of about 25 TWYGs and C’YA people attended the Jesus Culture Conference in Las Vegas this past weekend.  They experienced the power of the Holy Spirit in the messages and in the ministry they received.   For most, this was a life-changing experience.

 

New Schedule for TWYGS

Posted on Wednesday, January 6th, 2010 in TWYGs  |  Print

For this new year, the TWYGS will now be meeting on the first and third Fridays of each month.  On the fourth Friday, instead of Sports, the TWYGS will be meeting in various homes to be announced.

Raffle Fundraiser

Posted on Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 in TWYGs  |  Print

The TWYG’s had their Raffle Fundraising drawing at Shakey’s Pizza.  Great prizes were awarded including two Home Theatre Speaker system, two pairs of Disneyland tickets, gift cards, etc.  A big thanks to all who contributed prizes, sold tickets, bought tickets, and supported the TWYGS in this fundraiser.