College and Singles Weekly Update: June 23-30th

Summer Events Below

SINGLES GROUP

Quick Look at Summer 2021 

  • BFG (Bible Fellowship Groups) on Sundays at 10:30 AM in RM 202
  • Sunday Worship: 9:00 AM
  • Mid-Week Girls and Guys Small Groups:

                  Dates: July 7, July 21

                  Time: Wednesday Nights at 7:00 PM             

  • Summer Fellowship and Fun:

                 

Singles event THIS SATURDAY NIGHT!!

Date/Time: June 26, 6-9 PM

Activity: Cookout and Swim at the Kimsey’s 

Address: 10514 Glenmary Farm Dr, Louisville, KY

 

 

 

July 17- Mammoth Cave

 

 

 

 

 

Aug 10 – Bats Baseball Game

 

 

 

(more details to come closer to time of the event)

 

COLLEGE GROUP

Quick Look at Summer 2021 

  • BFG (Bible Fellowship Groups) on Sundays at 9:00 AM in RM 202
  • Sunday Worship: 10:30 AM
  • Mid-Week Girls and Guys Bible Study:

                    Dates: June 23, July 14,  Aug 4

                    Time: Wednesday Nights at 7:00 PM

                    Location: RM 202

  • Summer Fellowship and Fun!    

              

College event THIS SUNDAY NIGHT!!

Date/Time: June 27, 6-9 PM

Activity: Cookout and Bonfire at the Kyle’s

Address: 650 Hidden Creek Trail, Simpsonville, KY

 

 

 

        July 8 – Activate Games         

 

 

 

 

Aug 10 – Bats Baseball Game

 

 

(more details to come closer to time of the event)

Check our website or GroupMe App for up-to-date info regarding events!!

 

Our Week in the Word segment this week comes from me, Fiona Tollefson, editor of the College and Singles blog.

 

For many of us, everything opening back up after COVID has left us amazed at how busy our schedules now are. With all the avenues in our lives that demand our attention, we lose focus of what is important and in turn grow overwhelmed and tired.

I know that during my semesters in college I am tempted to prioritize school above all else and in turn grow tired. During my breaks from school, I prioritize working and in turn grow tired. Some of us are tired right now simply because it is the middle of a long week.

A Bible verse that I have clung to for many years now in the midst of simply feeling overwhelmed, tired, and distant from the Lord due to my askew prioritization is Matthew 11:28. This verse has brought peace and comfort to my soul. Jesus says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

How wonderful is it that our Savior not only cares for our weary and burdened state, He calls us to draw near to Him! He not only promises to give us rest-He is our rest! When I get tired and overwhelmed with the demands of my life/schedule, I lull myself into the sinful delusion that I simply need to power through my schedule, and then I will have time to be in the Word. Or, once I get out of this busy season then I can prioritize my quiet time with the Lord.

Friends, the Lord is calling us in our weary and burdened state to draw near to him! Some advice I’ve gotten many times in my life is that if you “Don’t have time for God now, you never will.”

I encourage you to draw near to our Savior who waits with open arms to give rest to our tired state. Prioritize our King. Why keep going in tired circles by yourself when Jesus calls us to come to Him? He is all we need and the only One who can give us rest.

Even if this is simply a busy season or a busy week for you, finish out the rest of this week faithfully by leaning into Jesus and drawing near to Him! I encourage you to pray this verse over yourself and even over your friends or family who feel burnt out and tired.

 

College and Singles Weekly Update: June 16th-23rd

Summer Events below

SINGLES GROUP

Quick Look at Summer 2021 

  • BFG (Bible Fellowship Groups) on Sundays at 10:30 AM in RM 202
  • Sunday Worship: New Service Time at 9:00 AM
  • Mid-Week Girls and Guys Small Groups:

                     -Wednesday Nights at 7:00 PM 

                     -June 2, June 16, July 7, July 21

  • Summer Fellowship and Fun:

                 

 

Singles –  June 26- Cookout and Swim at the Kimsey’s  (6-9 pm)  10514 Glenmary Farm Dr, Louisville, KY

 

 

 

 

 

July 17- Mammoth Cave

 

 

 

 

 

Aug 10 – Bats Baseball Game

 

 

 

(more details to come closer to time of the event)

 

COLLEGE GROUP

  • BFG (Bible Fellowship Groups) on Sundays at 9:00 AM in RM 202
  • Sunday Worship: New Service Time at 10:30 AM
  • Mid-Week Girls and Guys Bible Study:

                     -Wednesday Nights at 7:00 PM in rm 202

                     -June 9, June 23, July 14,  Aug 4

  • Summer Fellowship and Fun! 

                    

 

June 27-College – Cookout and Bonfire at the Kyle’s (6-9 pm)  650 Hidden Creek Trail, Simpsonville, KYCookout at Kyle’s 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        July 8 – Activate Games         

 

 

 

 

Aug 10 – Bats Baseball Game

 

 

(more details to come closer to time of the event)

Check our website or GroupMe App for up-to-date info regarding events!!

 

Our Week in the Word segment this week comes from Alexa Knight, one of our College Group interns!

Decisions in Transitions…

This past month has been a season of transition in my life. Graduating college, getting a new job, moving to a new home. It’s been a season of questions and uncertainty. A season of either choosing to trust the Lord or trying to trust in myself.

I’ve felt the battle of having to decide and choose what I will allow myself to think on…

Thoughts of fear and wanting to control my future, or trusting that my future is the Lord’s. One of the most convicting and comforting passages of scripture in this season has been Philippians 4:8. I’ve memorized this verse many times and profited from its wisdom and truth in many different contexts throughout my walk, and it always ends up back on my mind in seasons of transition and in battles for my thoughts.

This passage talks about thinking on and pondering honorable, just, holy things. Thinking and dwelling on excellent things. Not anxious things. In this season, this passage has encouraged me to make room and prioritize thoughts that are holy and honorable and good, and that peace flows from this.

It’s been really encouraging to see how the Lord has used this particular scripture to challenge me in so many different seasons to trust Him and lean into Him more, as well as comfort me in uncertainty. The Lord is good always and His goodness and love are never dependent on circumstances or transitions. He is challenging me to think on good things and trust Him!

 

Philippians 4:8

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”

College and Singles Weekly Update – June 9-16th

Summer 2021 Schedule Below!!

Singles:

Quick Look at Summer 2021 

  • BFG (Bible Fellowship Groups) on Sundays at 10:30 AM in RM 202
  • Sunday Worship: New Service Time at 9:00 AM
  • Mid-Week Girls and Guys Small Groups:

                     -Wednesday Nights at 7:00 PM 

                     -June 2, June 16, July 7, July 21

  • Summer Fellowship and Fun! (more details to come closer to time of event)

                    -June 26- Cookout at Swim at the Kimsey’s

                    -July 17- Mammoth Cave

                    -Aug 10 – Bats Baseball Game

College:

Quick Look at Summer 2021 

  • BFG (Bible Fellowship Groups) on Sundays at 9:00 AM in RM 202
  • Sunday Worship: New Service Time at 10:30 AM
  • Mid-Week Girls and Guys Bible Study:

                     -Wednesday Nights at 7:00 PM in rm 202

                     -June 9, June 23, July 14,  Aug 4

  • Summer Fellowship and Fun! (more details to come closer to time of event)

                     -June 27- Cookout at Kyle’s 

                     -July 8 – Activate Games

                     -Aug 10 – Bats Baseball Game

(Check website and GroupMe App for up to date info regarding events!!)

 

Announcement:

A big CONGRATULATIONS to our very own Bobby Marcum and Macy (Kile) Marcum, from our college group, on getting married last week! We love you guys!!

If you see them around, please congratulate the newlyweds!!

 

Week in the Word- Update/What to Expect: 

The past couple of weeks we have been giving you a glimpse into what this section of the blog will look like. A couple of updates for anyone who is new:

I will be asking different teachers/interns from our church to create a short write-up for the end of every blog. We have had some incredible writers so far, and we also have many exciting writers lined up for our “Week in the Word” section of this blog. You can expect this consistently, beginning next week!

The blogs will be published every Wednesday! You’ll want to read all of them to be informed about upcoming events, special dates and times, and to see who has written our “Week in the Word” for some much-needed, mid-week encouragement!!

You can also be ready for this blog to be a connection point and reflection point for our College and Singles group. We have some exciting new “upgrades” in store for this blog! Just wanted to keep everyone posted. Be on the lookout for next week’s blog!

~Fiona Tollefson

College and Singles Weekly Update – May 20-27th

BFG Back to Rm 202 on June 6

IMPORTANT:

Our College and Singles BFG will be back to Rm 202 on June 6. 

The college BFG will meet at 9:00 am.

The Singles BFG will meet at 10:30 am.

For our first week back on June 6th, we will have a big breakfast for everyone above the main lobby!!!   

 

Summer Schedule

The Summer schedule is finally here. 

As we come out of Covid we are looking at spending time together in the word and having some fun in the sun! Be sure to mark off the following dates on your calendar-you won‘t want to miss them!!

June  2-  Singles Girls and Guys Bible Studies

June  9-  College Girls and Guys Bible Studies

June 13- College Cookout

June 16- Singles Girls and Guys Bible Studies

June 23- College Girls and Guys Bible Studies

June 26- Singles Cookout

June 30- College Activate Games

July 7- Singles Girls and Guys Bible Study

June 14- College Girls and Guys Bible Study

July 17 – Singles to Mammoth Cave

July 21- Singles Girls and Guys Bible Study

Aug 4 – College Girls and Guys Bible Study

Aug 10 – Combined Outing to see the Louisville Bats Baseball Game

~Be sure to note which events listed above are for college, singles, or both~

 

Weekly Word- Don’t Waste Your Summer: 

Brought to us by Philip Brown, Singles and College Pastor.

 

It was 2003 and I was in my second year in seminary when this little book came out called Don’t Waste Your Life  by John Piper.  At that time I really didn’t know much about Piper except that he was a pastor and a great speaker that I had heard from the Passion Conferences.
But…there was that speech about the couple collecting seashells when they retired vs. missionaries giving their life to serve people until they had died in a car accident. Hmm.  Wow!.  That message challenged my thoughts that day…maybe the tragedy was actually the senior adults collecting seashells.  Were they wasting the life they had left during retirement?  

So what was the background passage that led to this powerful message?  It was Galatians 6:14 “But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which[a] the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.”. Are you ready to only boast in the Cross this summer?  For the world offers nothing to us that is satisfying. So… 

As we come out of covid and enter into the summer, many of you are rethinking life and thinking maybe how to start over and do better.  

My challenge is the same. Start by not wasting your summer. Get involved in serving the church as much as you can.  Boast only in the cross by serving the Lord even in the basin and towel ministries. If there is not a teaching position, then pick up trash for the glory of God around your church building for the 3 months you are there!   

 

If you would like to listen to an abbreviated version of Piper’s message, click here.

 

College and Singles Weekly Update – May 13-20th

Singles BFG to Kart Kountry

 

All right everyone! The Singles are going go-carting this Saturday, May 15. We will meet at the church at 3 pm for carpooling/caravaning to Kart Kountry in Shepherdsville. If you want to meet us there that will work as well. See you there!  Here is the link to find out what they offer!  

 

BFG and Service back to Pre-Covid Status Starting June 6

 

We have survived a summer of BFG on zoom, a fall of small groups on Zoom, a winter in a big white tent… FINALLY, we are going back to Rm 202 for BFG on June 6th! (and yes there shall be food!) Many of you haven’t even experienced what some of us know as a normal naobc Sunday morning.  We are stoked to show you!   

The only switch will be that our college and singles BFG hours are switched.  

College BFG will meet at 9 and the singles at 10:30.

We also will be doing more lunches after church. I know many of you have been doing this but our family is looking forward to joining you again.    

Thank you again for your faithfulness over this past year and we are looking forward to the weeks to come.

 

Summer Plans for College and Singles

 

There will be plenty to do in June and July for both Singles and College Students at NAOBC.  We will be doing a blend of Bible Studies and Fellowships starting that first Wednesday night of June. The final schedule is not out yet but there will be studies for guys and girls groups and combined activities about every other week. If you have any ideas for a great time of fellowship, please let us know by sending us an email at pbrown@naobc.org

 

Weekly Word: Disciplines, Habits, or Life.

Brought to us by Philip Brown, College & Singles Pastor.

 

I was reading an old devotional book this morning for my quiet time called Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers. My Grandfather and parents always read this with their Our Daily Bread. The challenge by Oswald Chambers was pretty simple but posed a simple question. If I create a Habit of a daily quiet time have I actually achieved a better spiritual life?  The answer is not so easy, is it?

As much as I try to be disciplined for the sake of Holiness I can many times judge my personal walk by how many times I read my bible or even how many bible verses I know. On the other hand, if I don’t get in God’s word and take it to heart then the Holy Spirit can’t do the work it needs. Ugh!

So, as you try to get into a new schedule for the summer and covid diminishes- be sure that we all are in God’s word but also be praying for yourself and other believers to be transformed into His likeness.  Take longer walks, read longer passages and check up on people that you have not heard from in a while. May we all have the desire to follow the Lord and be drawn into a closer relationship with Him.

 

-Pastor Philip

College and Singles Weekly Update – April 28- May 5th

Recognizing our graduates:

 

Ben McMillan

Graduating from: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Degree: Masters of Divinity

Future plans: Ben is staying in Louisville and pursuing Chaplaincy in Military.  Ben helps Pastor Philip with the security team and coordinates Sunday services at a local nursing home.

 

 

 

Sarah Stender

Graduating from: Boyce College

Degree: BS in Youth & Family Ministry

 Future plans: Sarah will be working in Alaska for the summer at Kennicott Glacier Lodge. In the fall she will return home to Tennessee to work on getting her TEFL certificate.

 

 

Savannah Kawa

Graduating from: Boyce College

Degree: BS in Elementary Education

Future plans: Savannah will pursue a career in elementary education within her hometown community and serve her family by working at their business.

 

 

Jerm Shang

Graduating from: University of the Cumberlands

Degree: BS in Psychology

Future plans: Jerm  currently has two part-time jobs, uncertain of where the Lord will take him from here. Staying in Louisville for now.

 

 

Alexa Knight

Graduating from: Boyce College

Degree: BS in Humanities with a minor in biblical counseling

Future plans: Staying in Louisville, at least until next May!

 

 

 

Bobby Marcum

Graduating from: Boyce College

Degree: BS in Biblical Studies with a Worship Pastoral emphasis

Future plans: plans to get married to Macy Kile on June 5th, then begin studies in worship at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

 

 

 

We are very proud of all our graduates!! Be sure to congratulate them when you see them next or with a note, email, text, or social media.

 

Weekly Word on Suffering:

Brought to us by Graham Faulkner who teaches in our singles ministry!

If I asked you to define the word “suffering”, how would you? You might start by looking it up in the dictionary, but unfortunately, you would not find much help. Webster’s dictionary defines suffering as “the state or experience of one who suffers.” While unclear, this definition gets at what comes to mind when we think about “suffering”: it’s hard to define, but we know it when we see it or feel it.

 

Suffering is not foreign to the Bible. It enters in Genesis 3 and does not drop from the pages of Scripture until the very end when Jesus returns and rids creation of all tears, death, mourning, crying, and pain (Rev. 21:4). The worst suffering imaginable is recorded in the Bible: the unmitigated wrath of God endured by Jesus on the cross. Suffering results from sin and will one day be removed by Jesus. In light of this, we might propose a better definition of suffering: suffering is the pain experienced as a result of the Fall.

 

In Romans 5:1-11, Paul writes that one of the benefits of being made right with God is joy in our suffering (5:3). This seems counterintuitive. If we have been made right with God, why do we suffer? Paul does not answer this how we want him to. He does not tease out the nuances of why pain exists in our lives, especially as the people of God. Instead, he makes a bolder claim: we should rejoice in our suffering because it brings us hope (5:4). Not only does Paul leave our most pressing question unanswered, but he instructs us to rejoice in the pain that we experience because it points us to a hope that does not put us to shame (5:5). How can this be?

 

In Romans, Paul connects hope with the joy-filled assurance that God will bring His promises to pass (cf., 4:18-19; 5:2; 12:2). Paul writes that suffering leads to hope, “because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us” (5:5). The indwelling of the Holy Spirit is God pouring out his love into our hearts and lives, something he promised for his new covenant people in the Old Testament (cf., Jer. 31:31-34; Ezek. 36:27). His presence with us means that our suffering is never wasted. He uses suffering to produce endurance and tested character in us (5:3-4). In other words, God uses suffering to mold us into the people He desires us to be. When we face suffering, the Lord reminds us that he is preparing us for something greater. Suffering is nothing less than preparation for glory (cf., 2 Cor. 4:17).

Therefore, suffering builds up our hope as it reminds us that God is using the pain of the Fall on earth to prepare us for eternity with Him in heaven.

Ultimately, then, we rejoice in suffering because of Jesus. The ground for our hope in suffering is “while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (5:8). Our hope does not put us to shame because Jesus has justified us by his blood, reconciled us to God through his death, and saved us by his resurrection from the dead (5:9-10). Therefore, “we rejoice in God” (5:11). In Christ, our suffering is not a picture of something worse that is to come. Rather, it points us to the day when God in Christ will make all things new (Rev. 21:5).

 

 

College and Singles Weekly Update – April 22-29th

Sunday Night with Gentle and Lowly

Join us for our last Sunday night study at 7 pm in room 202. We are finishing up our quick run-through of Gentle and Lowly.  

Sunday night reading schedule: April 25 (Ch. 18-23).

 

 

Where are you serving?

Ninth and O is a church that believes that all of its members have a gift that can and should be used in the body to do the work that God has given us to do.  

One of Pastor Philip’s passions is for all college and singles to lead the way in this way of service. Covid has made it difficult up until now for this to have worked out (for both long-term members and new members) looking for ways to serve. However-as we start working to get back to normal, pastor Philip and the leaders will be looking for your help-so beat them to the punch by asking where you can help! Share with them where you believe you are gifted and they will be happy to help you find the right area for you to serve in. One of the best ways to get started is with our class called Next Step. Click here to register for the next class. 

 

Not many announcements this week due to preparations for what is to come this summer. Keep pressing on this week and enjoy the weekly word.

 

Weekly Word-Psalm 16:11

Brought to us by Dr. Howell, one of our college BFG leaders. He provides us with a timely encouragement from one of the Psalms.

Psalm 16:11

“You make known to me the path of life;

in your presence there is fullness of joy;

at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

 

During this lengthy season of difficulty, it has been challenging for many of us to find and experience joy. Most of the time, we likely reply with, “I’m good” or “I’m ok” when asked how things are going, but we can’t seem to conjure up any genuine joy even when we put on a happy face. Psalm 16:11 is one of my favorite verses in the Psalms because it gives us expectation for joy in the present as well as hope for everlasting joy.

In the present, Psalm 16:11 tells us that, “in your presence there is fullness of joy.” Since the presence of God is always with us in Christ, we genuinely are in the presence of God at all times. Therefore, if David is right, that fullness of joy is found in the presence of God, then we have access to the fullness of joy at all times…including the dark days of this past year. That doesn’t mean that joy is always easy to find, but it does mean that it is there.

Notice also that this joy is in the presence of God and it is “full.” We can’t find or conjure up this joy by looking to anything other than the glory of God in the face of Christ. As we behold the beauty of Christ, we move our gaze away from our difficulties and onto the one who gives us everlasting joy. Also, this joy is “full.” The joy that God offers us in his presence is not flimsy or diminished; it is full. We shouldn’t just expect enough joy in God’s presence to get us by. Rather, we should expect to be overwhelmed by an inexplicable joy in the midst of suffering and difficulty. We should expect, by faith, that God will increase our joy for the sake of his glory as we find our joy-filled refuge in him alone. The joy that God offers us in Christ is present and full. By faith, we look expectantly to the beauty of Christ and we can genuinely experience fullness of joy.

For the future, David tells us that at God’s right hand are “pleasures forevermore.” The fullness of joy that we have now is only a glimpse of the infinite joy and pleasure that will be ours in heaven. Jonathan Edwards wrote a sermon called “Heaven: A World of Love.” In that sermon, he argues that in heaven, our joy will be always full and always increasing. So, for all eternity, our joy will be as full as it can be as we experience infinite pleasures at God’s right hand. Surely, with eyes of faith, we can be encouraged in the present by the hopeful prospect of this kind of joy for all eternity.

So, during what has been a very difficult season for most of us, let us gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and plead with him to restore our joy. Let us press on in obedience each day as we wait expectantly on the Lord to restore our gladness in Christ. Let us lean on one another and point one another to the hope of pleasures forevermore. In so doing, we will find the joy of the Lord even in the darkness and will discover the “path of life” that God offers. “In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it” (John 1:4–5).  

College and Singles Weekly Update – April 15-22nd

Sunday Night with Gentle and Lowly

Didn’t get a chance to sign up for mid-week DGroup with Gentle and Lowly?  Not to worry, join us for Sunday nights at 7 pm in room 202. We are doing a quick run-through of the book for the next two weeks.  

Sunday night reading schedule: April 18 (Ch. 9-17), April 25 (Ch. 18-23).

 

Covid Restrictions Lighten this Week

We are now at a stage where we believe that we can start lightening the Covid regulations on Sundays and during D groups!! With almost all ages of adults now able to quickly receive their vaccine, we will lose the mask while you are seated at the church (if you are comfortable doing so). We do still ask you to wear your mask as you move around the building and fellowship, or are within six feet of another.

 

Where are you serving?

Ninth and O is a church that believes that all of its members have a gift that can and should be used in the body to do the work that God has given us to do.  

One of Pastor Philip’s passions is for all college and singles to lead the way in this way of service. Covid has made it difficult up until now for this to have worked out (for both long-term members and new members) looking for ways to serve. However-as we start working to get back to normal, pastor Philip and the leaders will be looking for your help-so beat them to the punch by asking where you can help! Share with them where you believe you are gifted and they will be happy to help you find the right area for you to serve in. One of the best ways to get started is with our class called Next Step. Click here to register for the next class. 

 

Weekly Word-No Boasting and No Coasting

Brought to us this week by Dr. Hanley, one of our college BFG leaders. He provides us with a recap/more insight from the college BFG lesson this past Sunday:

In Romans 2, Paul explains our need for the good news of the Gospel. At the end of Romans 1, he describes the godless mindset of human beings. Even those without the law know enough about God to be accountable for their suppression of truth (Rom 1:18).

In chapter 2, he turns his sights on his audience, not using terms like they and them, but now he says you. Throughout the chapter he leaves no stone unturned, showing how you boast arrogantly, judging others for their sin and excusing your own. All the while you feel confident in your standing before God because you’re a Jew, or a Christian, or a Baptist, or a Bible college student, bearing the marks of circumcision . . . er . . . baptism and church membership. You focus on the sins of others, while your own sin rages on.

If you’re anything like me, it’s far too easy to take our salvation for granted, presuming upon the kindness of God (Rom 2:4), assuming that since we’re in Christ, we don’t need to think about our sinful hearts anymore.

Yet Paul makes it clear, from the moment of our salvation to the infinite ages of Jesus in glory, we can never lose sight of the fact that we’ve been rescued for a reason: to bring glory to the God who created us and recreated us in Christ. I am a sinner, and I have been rescued by the only righteous Son of Man so that I can begin to look like him and make him known (cough cough Image Bearer! cough).

There’s no boasting or coasting in the kingdom of God. Pride or apathy can’t bear the weight of this Great News that we have been given.

College and Singles Weekly Update – April 8-14th

Singles & College Sunday Night Alternative for Gentle and Lowly

Are you a student heading home in early May?

We still have a way for you to join our church-wide study of Gentle and Lowly! For those unable to join for all the weeks through May, we will have a condensed study of the book meeting Sunday nights at 7 pm throughout the month of April. No need to sign up for this option, just show up!   Note: Books are not provided by the church.   There are copies at the SBTS bookstore for around $10 or on-line for about $16.  Sunday night Schedule: April 11 (Ch. 1-8), April 18 (Ch. 9-17), April 25 (Ch. 18-23).

 

This Sunday! College in Tent….Singles in Room 235

CDC guidelines are changing and loosening up for children and socially distancing in classrooms…this means we have a spot for one class to come into the building. Starting THIS WEEK the singles will begin meeting in room 235. The college group gets to take over the whole tent! Yay for no more talking over each other!!!

Weekly Word:

I wanted to introduce myself as the editor of the colleges and singles blog! My name is Fiona Tollefson. I am a sophomore at Boyce college getting my communications degree. I was born and raised in Louisville until my family moved to Minnesota when I was twelve, which is now where I call home. I love all things sports, baking, horses…I also love writing and am excited for the opportunity to serve our church by helping put out weekly blogs! I look forward to keeping y’all informed on what to be aware of, sign up for, and being able to keep us all connected throughout the week with this blog.

Be on the lookout each week for our “weekly word” segment at the end of every blog. This is where I will ask a different leader from our church every week to share what the Lord has been teaching them, a Bible verse that has been encouraging them recently, or simply a reflection on what they took away from our previous BFG lesson or sermon.

“Weekly word” will be something to look forward to for a bit of encouragement to finish our weeks faithfully for the glory of the Lord! And a reward for making it to the end of reading through all the announcements!!

~Fiona Tollefson

Summer of Service

Whether you are a student that is planning to go home or you are staying around here, we would love to hear about where you plan to serve this summer.  

If you are here we are starting to recruit for VBS and for Love the Ville. Both of these events are scheduled for the end of July. If you are interested in helping around the church on a weekly basis please reach out to me and we will get you plugged in. 

Also, be sure to reach out to me if you are planning to go home and serve. I would love to hear what God has laid on your heart for the summer outside of Louisville. We pray that God uses all of us to be a light as we all come out of covid.

Because of Him,

Philip

 

Day 40: The Resurrection of Jesus Christ (16:1-8)

Discussion Questions

(1) Do you doubt the bodily resurrection of Christ? What keeps you from following and believing Jesus as your personal Savior? (162)

(2) What keeps you from telling all those you see about the risen Lord? (163)

(3) What will it take for you to be transformed from cowardly to courageous for Christ? (164)

(4) Is your hope placed in this life? If so, why do Christians give up so much for this life for a life to come? (164)

(5) Are you willing to lose everything for the sake of gaining everything in Jesus and then share that hope with the world? (164)

(6) Does the brand of Christianity you are living day to day demonstrate the power of the cross?

(7) After reading the Gospel of Mark, considering the person and work of Jesus Christ, how does that compel you to worship with greater passion?

(8) How does the truth of the risen Savior affect your worship?