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A R E A S S U R I N G R E A L I T Y

P A R T F I V E : F A I T H I S N O T O P P R E S S I V E

b y C H I P A N D E R S O N o n F E B R U A R Y 9 , 2 0 1 0

welcome to the next level church

If this is your first time to TNL please take one of the Information Cards as they pass; we would

like to send you a note to thank you for coming and send you some more information about our

church. The Information Cards and envelopes may be placed in the silver buckets as you leave.

Visit us at www.tnl.org or call (303) 422-3777

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY BUILD

TNL has partnered with other local churches to build a home with Habitat for Humanity for

Khalid and Nadia Mahmoud. Khalid and Nadia emigrated from Sudan and Pakistan, they met

in Denver, and started a family with twin daughters Safaa and Duaa. Their home is a part of a

nationally recognized transit-oriented green community located at Colorado and I-25. TNL has

committed to have 80 volunteers give one day building on the site and 100 supporters give

$90.00 in partnership with the build. To support the Habitat Build financially, please make your

payment to “TNL” and designate “HFH” in the note section of your direct deposit or check. To

build with Habitat, visit tnl.org and follow the link to Volunteer Hub. If you have questions about

the Habitat build, please contact Jason Meyer at jason.premierrmi@gmail.com.

A R E A S S U R I N G R E A L I T Y

“FAITH IS NOT OPPRESSIVE”

by CHIP ANDERSON on FEBRUARY 9, 2010

TNL MIDDLE SCHOOL: OLYMPIC GAMES

Middle School students and family are invited to participate in the “Olympic Games” on

Saturday, February 20, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at Acoma. The afternoon will include activities,

snacks, and a variety of games. Please RSVP to Janice Skiles at autumngirl836@msn.com or 720-

331-5320.

FAT TUESDAY AND ASH WEDNESDAY AT ACOMA

On Tuesday February 16, GCC will not be available for TNL. That night, we will be holding a Fat

Tuesday event at Acoma. There are two gathering times – one at 6:30pm that will include elements

for children, and the second at 8:00pm. Together we want to engage the Lenten idea

of taking up a practice that encourages your faith or giving something up that may distract

from it. For the Fat Tuesday event we ask that you bring a physical representation of what you

are giving/taking up for Lent – together we will incorporate them as a visual concept piece at

Acoma. The next day we will initiate Lent together through a traditional Ash Wednesday service.

The 45 minute service of prayer, reflection, and worship will be both at 7:00am and 7:00pm

at Acoma; childcare will not be provided.

Class: Theology of Money

Led by Kyle Kinsinger

Wednesday February 17th, TNL is beginning a 3 week “Theology of Money” class. If you are

interested in hearing and discussing ways to live out biblical principles on money, join us for

this short class. Some issues and questions we will tackle include: How do we manage the

resources God has given to us? Does the Bible condemn those who are wealthy? What is the

goal of giving to the church? Is retirement a biblical concept? How do Christians financially

care for the poor? What does “sacrificial giving” look like? The class will meet at the Acoma

offices from 6:30-8pm on Feb 17th, Feb 24th, and Mar 3rd. Email kinsinge23@yahoo.com in order

to RSVP.

For Your Information

GIVING SUMMARY: MTD Prior Month YTD

Budget $8,750 $35,000 $253,750

Actual $3,474 $26,123 $207,651

+/(-) ($5,276) ($8,876) ($46,099) (Giving is 82% of Budget)

TNLC’s current budget period is from July 1, 2009 through June 2010.

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ABOUT “A REASSURING REALITY”

Our society offers alternative solutions for just about everything. It’s no surprise we have a buffet

of religious options as well. Our instinct may be to pick a little of this and a little of that from the

array of faiths and philosophies we are offered. With the endless options and opinions, it can be

difficult to hold to a belief in one God who chooses to reveal himself in the one person of Jesus

Christ. For the next five weeks, TNL will walk through the letter of 1 John which is written to reassure

followers of Christ that their faith is a reality, not a religious illusion.

Reading 1 John Together:

As we look at the book of 1 John during these five weeks, we want to encourage the community

to read through the book each week in a variety of ways. The book of 1 John is fairly brief

- only five chapters on two or three pages in most Bibles. It is our hope that as a community we

would spend time reading the text both individually and collectively, listening to the voice of

the author as a concerned and caring parent offering a reassuring reality to our faith.

Reading 1 John This Week:

This week look back over the book of 1 John. Take a moment to write out two or three verses

that have impacted you during this series in a journal or a card. Keep it as a reminder of the

reassuring reality of your faith. If you do not have a copy of the Bible feel free to take one of the

Bibles home with you from TNL.

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