College and Singles Weekly Update: October 20-27th

FALLVEMBER!!

Join us Saturday, November 6th from 6:30 to 9:30 pm for our annual College and Singles Bonfire/Fall Event. 

YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS NIGHT!!!!

There will be Hayrides, Cornhole, and other yard games played around the light of the fire. We will cook hotdogs on the fire and have s’mores for dessert.

If you would like to help bring some of the items for the event. Please click on the link here!  

Men’s Workday

 Don’t miss our Men’s Breakfast and Workday on Sat., Oct. 23. 

Our deacons will serve breakfast at 8 am, followed by our Pastor, Dr. Cook, speaking about what it is to be a Godly Man. We will finish up the morning from 9-Noon, helping with projects inside and out. 

Sunday Night Worship:

Worship services on Sunday Night will begin November 7 at 6:00 pm.

Join us this fall for worship and the word.

We’ll also enjoy Building Community Nights on November 7, November 21, and December 12. Our first BCN is a Chili Cook-off! Do you have the best chili recipe? Let’s find out!

 Register here to participate and bring your best chili on November 7.

SINGLES GROUP:

  • BFG (Bible Fellowship Group) Sunday Morning 10:30 AM, RM 202
  • Sunday Worship: 9:00 AM

Small Groups:

Our singles group will be dividing up into men’s and women’s small groups this fall, going through the Psalms.

Ladie’s group

Date: Mondays

Time: 7 PM

Location: 7600 Carmil Court

Men’s group

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: 9101 Leicester Court

Reach out to Abigail Johnson with any questions!

COLLEGE GROUP:

  • BFG (Bible Fellowship Groups) Sunday Morning 9:00 AM, RM 202
  • Sunday Worship: 10:30 AM

 

College Night!!!

College night this Sunday! Please reach out and invite your friends to come hang out with us and get to know more college students!

Join us for supper, games, a brief lesson time (different speakers each week), and fellowship. This will be a wonderful time of getting to know everyone in our college group! See you at 6 PM this Sunday!

Time: 6-8 PM

Location: Room 231 (the youth room)

*Meal provided!!

Announcement:

Get ready for our college night on 10/31 (Halloween) where we are wearing costumes!!

Theme: come dressed as a pastor or a pastor’s wife from our church!! Start preparing your costumes now! We can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with.

There will be prizes for the best costumes!!

 

Wednesday Night Discipleship:

Beginning at 6:30 PM

Adults will have the opportunity to serve with the Choir, attend Open Bible Study with TJ Betts studying the Psalms, or meet in Discipleship Groups.

Men’s groups will be using the book Disciplines of a Godly Man by R Kent Hughes, and women’s groups will use Disciplines of Godly Women by Barbara Hughes as a springboard to invest in one another’s lives.

For more information, and to register, click here!!

Check out our website or GroupMe App for more info regarding specific events!!

 

Our Week in the Word segment this week comes from Philip Brown, our College and Singles Pastor.

A Good Tired

This is a phrase that I have used for quite a while to describe times in my life that have been hard but not because of any particular sin, loss of a loved one, or loss of sleep but usually because my week has been full of stuff at church and family. I’m not talking about overlooking yourself either, sometimes life just hits. It’s almost like a good workout. You are tired, but you know that it is good for you.

When I ask how someone is doing on a Sunday morning I usually get an honest answer with… they are tired. I think we have come to expect that at our church and expect that suffering is just going to happen but I think we miss the joy in being a good tired.

Sometimes our tiredness doesn’t need to be fixed but endured.  

James reminds us to… “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing” (James 1:2–4, ESV). Paul also reminds us not to grow weary in doing good.  In Gal 6:9 we read “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap if we do not give up.”

My challenge this week is for us to encourage each other when Sunday comes with a good tired and be encouraged by the saints to go and do it again. When we do this… being with our brothers and sisters on Sundays becomes oh so much more of a blessing than a chore!! 

College and Singles Weekly Update: October 13th – 20th

SINGLES GROUP:

  • BFG (Bible Fellowship Group) Sunday Morning 10:30 AM, RM 202
  • Sunday Worship: 9:00 AM

KBC Women’s Conference:

All ladies attending the conference- please meet at the church at 5:45 pm this Friday.

Check the email you should have gotten from Melanie Cox!

Small Groups:

Our singles group will be dividing up into men’s and women’s small groups this fall, going through the Psalms.

Ladie’s group

Time: 7 PM

Location: 7600 Carmil Court

Men’s group

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: 9101 Leicester Court

COLLEGE GROUP:

  • BFG (Bible Fellowship Groups) Sunday Morning 9:00 AM, RM 202
  • Sunday Worship: 10:30 AM

 

College Night!!!

College night this Sunday! Please reach out and invite your friends to come hang out with us and get to know more college students!

Join us for supper, games, a brief lesson time (different speakers each week), and fellowship. This will be a wonderful time of getting to know everyone in our college group! See you at 6 PM this Sunday!

Time: 6-8 PM

Location: Room 231 (the youth room)

*Meal provided!!

Announcement:

Get ready for our college night on 10/31 (Halloween) where we are wearing costumes!!

Theme: come dressed as a pastor or a pastor’s wife from our church!! Start preparing your costumes now! We can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with.

There will be prizes for the best costumes!!

 

Wednesday Night Discipleship:

Beginning at 6:30 PM

Adults will have the opportunity to serve with the Choir, attend Open Bible Study with TJ Betts studying the Psalms, or meet in Discipleship Groups.

Men’s groups will be using the book Disciplines of a Godly Man by R Kent Hughes, and women’s groups will use Disciplines of Godly Women by Barbara Hughes as a springboard to invest in one another’s lives.

For more information, and to register, click here!!

Check out our website or GroupMe App for more info regarding specific events!!

 

Our Week in the Word segment this week comes from Benjamin Nguyen, one of our singles interns and one of our missionaries at the Avery Apartments across from church (take the time to ask him about how this ministry is going and what you can do to support him in it when you see him at church).

 

“But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves to God, the fruit you reap leads to holiness, and the outcome is eternal life.” Rom 6:1

 

We often think of sanctification as hard work that takes sweat and tears to do. That is true, but what we often don’t think about is the end goal, or the Telos, of all of this work we do in the Christian life. Romans 6:21 talks about the end goal of sanctification are eternal life.

 

I want to challenge you to see Paul’s understanding of eternal life in Romans 6 carefully. The logic of the passage goes something like this. First, you have been saved by Christ by Faith. By faith, You are now united to Christ. Because of your union with Christ, you can obey God’s commandments. In obedience to God’s commandment day by day, you are becoming more and more like Christ every day. We are being conformed into the image of Christ by beholding his Glory (2 For 3:18) AND presenting our body in acts of obedience to Christ every day. That is sanctification.

 

The result of sanctification or being in the image of Christ is that we begin to reflect God’s image more and more. When we becoming more and more like Christ each day, we actually become better image-bearer of God every day. I would argue that the more you become like Christ, or sanctified, each day, you can enjoy being truly human and reflect the image of God better. In other words, God, our Father, has saved us and unite us with his Son, our Savior, for the effect or end goal of human flourishing. God works in us for his great Glory and for our greatest good.

 

So brothers and sisters, be encouraged, for God, your Father, has worked his grace in you to bring you into his joy and to eternal life. Let us respond to him by beholding and enjoying Jesus in our hearts and mind and by obedience to his good commands with our bodies.

College and Singles Weekly Update: October 6 – 13th

SINGLES POTLUCK:

On October 9th Melanie Cox will be hosting an outdoor potluck at her house for the Singles group. We will eat at 6 PM. This is going to be a chill time for us to gather for a meal. There will be a fire and yard games to enjoy. If you have a lawn chair please bring it.

The main meat- BBQ chicken sandwiches- will be provided.

Address: 2029 Southville Pike, Shelbyville, KY 40065

Please sign up for what you will bring to the potluck here!!

 

SINGLES GROUP:

  • BFG (Bible Fellowship Group) Sunday Morning 10:30 AM, RM 202
  • Sunday Worship: 9:00 AM

    Small Groups:

    Our singles group will be dividing up into men’s and women’s small groups this fall, going through the Psalms.

    Ladie’s group

    Time: 7 PM

    Location: 7600 Carmil Court

    Men’s group

    Time: 6:30 PM

    Location: 9101 Leicester Court

COLLEGE GROUP:

  • BFG (Bible Fellowship Groups) Sunday Morning 9:00 AM, RM 202
  • Sunday Worship: 10:30 AM

 

College Night!!!

We are SO EXCITED for college night to be back this coming Sunday!! Please reach out and invite your friends to come hang out with us and get to know more college students!

Join us for supper, games, a brief lesson time (different speakers each week), and fellowship. This will be a wonderful time of getting to know everyone in our college group! See you at 6 PM this Sunday!

Time: 6-8 PM

Location: Room 231 (the youth room)

*Meal provided!!

Wednesday Night Discipleship:

***There will be no discipleship groups tonight 10/6!

Beginning at 6:30 PM

Adults will have the opportunity to serve with the Choir, attend Open Bible Study with TJ Betts studying the Psalms, or meet in Discipleship Groups.

Men’s groups will be using the book Disciplines of a Godly Man by R Kent Hughes, and women’s groups will use Disciplines of Godly Women by Barbara Hughes as a springboard to invest in one another’s lives.

For more information, and to register, click here!!

Check out our website or GroupMe App for more info regarding specific events!!

 

***No Week in the Word this week due to fall break. We look forward to hearing from one of our College and Singles leaders next week!!

College and Singles Weekly Update: September 29th – October 6th

SINGLES POTLUCK:

On October 9th Melanie Cox will be hosting an outdoor potluck at her house for the Singles group. We will eat at 6 PM. This is going to be a chill time for us to gather for a meal. There will be a fire and yard games to enjoy. If you have a lawn chair please bring it.

The main meat- BBQ chicken sandwiches- will be provided.

Address: 2029 Southville Pike, Shelbyville, KY 40065

Please sign up for what you will bring to the potluck here!!

 

SINGLES GROUP:

  • BFG (Bible Fellowship Group) Sunday Morning 10:30 AM, RM 202
  • Sunday Worship: 9:00 AM

    Small Groups:

    Our singles group will be dividing up into men’s and women’s small groups this fall, going through the Psalms.

    Ladie’s group

    Time: 7 PM

    Location: 7600 Carmil Court

    Men’s group

    Time: 6:30 PM

    Location: 9101 Leicester Court

COLLEGE GROUP:

  • BFG (Bible Fellowship Groups) Sunday Morning 9:00 AM, RM 202
  • Sunday Worship: 10:30 AM

Outside Event:

THIS FRIDAY!! Kelli Gough has invited our college group over to play yard games and end the night around a campfire! The young couples 2 and 6 will be there as well.

Date: Friday, October 1st

Time: 6:30-10:30 (Come anytime between this time frame and stay for as long as you’d like!!)

Address: Will be posted in GroupMe

 

College Night!!!

No college night this week due to fall break. Stay safe this week and we will see you next Sunday evening!

Wednesday Night Discipleship:

Beginning at 6:30 PM

Adults will have the opportunity to serve with the Choir, attend Open Bible Study with TJ Betts studying the Psalms, or meet in Discipleship Groups.

Men’s groups will be using the book Disciplines of a Godly Man by R Kent Hughes, and women’s groups will use Disciplines of Godly Women by Barbara Hughes as a springboard to invest in one another’s lives.

For more information, and to register, click here!!

Check out our website or GroupMe App for more info regarding specific events!!

***There will be no discipleship groups next week on 10/6!

Our Week in the Word segment this week comes from Nick Braun, a leader in our College Group.

 

As the father of an almost 3 year old, I constantly find myself telling my son to be brave. Whether it is consoling him after Abby turns on the vacuum cleaner or coaxing him into going down a water slide, I try to push him to overcome his fears. From my point of view, his fears are silly and trivial and will eventually go away as he grows up anyway. In my mind, I think I can push him to be brave for bravery’s sake. As if he will one day simply look at me and say “You know what Dad? My fears are stupid, you’re right!” 

A cursory glance at the Old Testament reveals several passages telling God’s people to not be fearful. Many of these are aimed at the Israelites during the time of Moses and Joshua. We look back at them and wonder how they could be so silly. A group of people who were, at most, one generation removed from watching God hurl the Red Sea over the Egyptians were still living in fear. We want to yell at them as we read their story and watch them act cowardly while also being witnesses to some of God’s most mighty displays of power. How could these people be so blind?

Meanwhile, many of us constantly live in fear. Our fears might be packaged more cleanly than those of the Israelites, but they are fears nonetheless. We are “wise” enough to not question God directly, but our fears still cripple us. Fear of rejection. Fear of being alone. Fear of failure. At the heart of all of these things is a questioning of God’s sovereignty in our lives. 

When our hearts are gripped with fear we need to remember God’s call to be brave. However, we also need to remember that we are not called to be brave in order to save face or to appear strong. Many passages in the Old and New Testament call us to bravery because our God is with us (Deuteronomy 31:6, Joshua 1:9). Paul even writes to Timothy in 2 Timothy 1:7 to explain that the spirit God gives believers is not one “of fear, but of power and love and self-control.”

In our times of fearfulness, we need to look to our God, remind ourselves of His work in our lives and proclaim “You know what God? My fears are stupid, you’re right!”

College and Singles Weekly Update: September 22nd-28th

First Step Class:

THIS SUNDAY, we are offering our First Step class on September 26th.

This is a required step in joining the church.

If you have not taken this class and are even interested in joining the church, it would be important for you to attend! It normally goes from 9 AM to 11:45 AM on Sunday morning (the time of BFG and the service).

This class does not make you a member but is a required step in the whole process of membership, even watch care.

Our First Step class is only offered a couple of times a year, so take advantage of this opportunity on September 26th!!

Register here!!

SINGLES GROUP:

  • BFG (Bible Fellowship Group) Sunday Morning 10:30 AM, RM 202
  • Sunday Worship: 9:00 AM

    Small Groups:

    Our singles group will be dividing up into men’s and women’s small groups this fall, going through the Psalms.

    Ladie’s group

    Time: 7 PM

    Location: 7600 Carmil Court

    Men’s group

    Time: 6:30 PM

    Location: 9101 Leicester Court

COLLEGE GROUP:

  • BFG (Bible Fellowship Groups) Sunday Morning 9:00 AM, RM 202
  • Sunday Worship: 10:30 AM

Outside Event:

Kellie Gough has invited our college group over to play yard games and end the night around a campfire!

Date: Friday, October 1st

Time: 6:30-10:30 (Come anytime between this time frame and stay for as long as you’d like!!)

Address: Will be posted in GroupMe

 

College Night!!!

We are back to normal scheduling for college night!! This Sunday evening, our meal will be provided by the senior adults and Pastor Tommy will be preaching. You’re not going to want to miss this!!!

Time: 6-8 PM

Location: Room 231 (the youth room)

*Meal provided!!

Wednesday Night Discipleship:

Beginning at 6:30 PM

Adults will have the opportunity to serve with the Choir, attend Open Bible Study with TJ Betts studying the Psalms, or meet in Discipleship Groups.

Men’s groups will be using the book Disciplines of a Godly Man by R Kent Hughes, and women’s groups will use Disciplines of Godly Women by Barbara Hughes as a springboard to invest in one another’s lives.

For more information, and to register, click here!!

Check out our website or GroupMe App for more info regarding specific events!!

Our Week in the Word segment this week comes from Timothy Babatunde, one of our college group interns.

The Soul Satisfied in Christ

“I have set the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Therefore, my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure.”

Psalm 16:8-9.

In light of the Psalmist’s confidence in the Lord, Dr. T.J. Betts exhorted us this past Sunday to seek to consciously set the Lord before us and delight in him daily, for no other entity can satisfy the bliss and security our longing souls so much desire than Jesus Christ. Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) wrote “The Soul Satisfied in Christ,” a masterfully crafted expression of the most excellent and joyful condition of finding Jesus Christ delightfully satisfying, in his little book Gleanings Among the Sheaves. Spurgeon wrote…

He who delights in the possession of the Lord Jesus hath all that heart can wish. As for created things, they are like shallow and deceitful brooks; they fail to supply our wants, much less our wishes. The bed of earthly enjoyment is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it, and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it; but in Jesus, there is room for imagination’s stretch and widest range. When Jesus is enjoyed, He puts a fulness into all other mercies; His house is full when He is there; His throne of grace is full when He sits on it; his guest chamber is full when He is master of the feast. The creature without Christ is an empty thing, a lamp without oil, a bone without marrow; but when Christ is present our cup runneth over, and we eat bread to the full. A dinner of herbs, when we have communion with Him, is as rich a feast as a stalled ox; and our narrow cot is as noble a mansion as the great house of the wealthy. Go not abroad, ye hungry wishes of my soul – stay ye at home, and feast on Jesus; for abroad ye must starve, since all other beloveds are empty and undesirable. Stay with Christ and eat ye that which is good and delight thyself in fatness.

Brethren, no other place can satisfy our daily thirst, hunger, and need than our Master, Lord, Savior, and Friend himself. Therefore, let us ceaselessly set Him before us and delight ourselves in this everlasting bliss!

College and Singles Weekly Update: September 16-22

 

THIS SUNDAY!!!

New Member Class /  First Steps

  • Hey if you are interested in joining Ninth and O and would like to join us here we have  a class next Sunday (Sept 26) during the AM services.   Click here to register.  https://naobc.org/members/

 

SINGLE’S GROUP:

  • Pastor Gabe Hinerman (aka Batman) will be teaching BFG this week for those who are staying back from the retreat.
    • BFG (Bible Fellowship Groups) Sunday morning 10:30 AM, rm 202
  • Sunday worship 9:00 AM

 

College Group:

  • BFG (Bible Fellowship Groups) Sunday morning 9:00 AM, rm 202
  • Sunday worship: 10:30 AM

College Night:

Due to many of you who have contracted or be exposed to COVID, we are going to take a week off from College Night this week.    Please pray for those who are in quarantine and reach out to them as well with encouragement.

 

Our Week in the Word segment this week comes from Pastor Philip Brown, our college and single’s pastor.

Each week, pastor Gabe has leaders in our church to do small devotionals that he calls Devotionables.   Click here to hear Pastor Philip’s contribution on Psalm 17.   https://youtu.be/gxAqGPwoEN8

College and Singles Weekly Update: September 8-15th

THIS SUNDAY!!!

Invite your neighbors, friends, and family to experience everything you love about NAOBC for I Love My Church Sunday! This is a church-wide event!!

Wear your NAOBC swag and stick around after worship and BFG for food, dessert trucks, inflatables, live music, and more!

Lunch for I Love My Church Sunday is $5 per person, $20 maximum per family.

Lunch includes all-you-can-eat hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, apple sauce, and water. Dessert trucks will be on-site but are not included in the lunch purchase. Dessert trucks include Philly’s Best Frozen Desserts and Cookie Dough Bliss & Creamery.

Guests eat free!! They can stop by the guest table on September 12 to receive a voucher for free lunch. The voucher includes the main meal and something from the dessert truck. You are still considered a guest even if it’s your second or third time visiting! :)

Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating.
Order and pay for your lunch ahead of time HERE.

IMPORTANT!!!!

The College and Singles are helping to clean up after this event on Sunday. You can let Philip know or like the GroupMe message about cleaning if you are available so we know how many we have to help. This is a great way to serve and love our church family!!

Church Cleaning Day on Saturday:

Help us get our building and property looking great for our guests this Sunday. We are having a churchwide cleaning day beginning at 9:00-12:00 this Saturday morning.

Donuts provided. Contact Pastor Ryan with any questions.

SINGLE’S GROUP:

  • BFG (Bible Fellowship Groups) Sunday morning 10:30 AM, rm 202
  • Sunday worship 9:00 AM

Small Groups:

Our singles group will be dividing up into men’s and women’s small groups this fall, going through the Psalms.

Ladie’s group

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: 7600 Carmil Court

Men’s group

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: 9101 Leicester Court

Single’s Retreat:

Date: September 18-19

Fee: $75

Departure: 1 PM Saturday from the church

Return: 5 PM Sunday evening

THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS THIS SUNDAY!!!

Register here!!!

(Scholarships are available to help pay!! Just ask :)

Contact Abigal Johnson (one of our single’s interns) with any questions.

College Group:

  • BFG (Bible Fellowship Groups) Sunday morning 9:00 AM, rm 202
  • Sunday worship: 10:30 AM

College Night:

Last week we had a wonderful time of worship, fellowship, and hearing testimonies of the Lord’s faithfulness and goodness in the lives of some of our brothers and sisters in Christ. Thank you to everyone who came and everyone who invited a friend!

Due to I Love My Church Sunday, we will not have college night this Sunday. However, we will resume our normal schedule the following week (9/19)!!

Wednesday Night Discipleship:

Time: 6:30 pm.

Location: Dependent upon classes.

Adults will have the opportunity to serve with the Choir, attend Open Bible Study with TJ Betts studying the Psalms, or meet in Discipleship Groups.

Men’s groups will be using the book Disciplines of a Godly Man by R Kent Hughes, and women’s groups will use Disciplines of Godly Women by Barbara Hughes as a springboard to invest in one another’s lives.

Please be sure to register so you can be placed in proper groups! Click here!!

Check out our website or GroupMe App for more info regarding specific events!!

Our Week in the Word segment this week comes from Pastor Philip Brown, our college and single’s pastor.

There is Nothing Better:

Isaiah 55, Psalm 1, and Eph 4

 

As I sat down at breakfast enjoying Conners and I’s traditional sausage and eggs, we began singing. This was something you did not do at the table growing up, but you don’t stop a moment like this when you and your 9 yr old son are singing “there is nothing better than you” at 7:30 in the morning (Graves into Gardens Elevation Worship).

It ended up being a great teaching tool for me to talk about the word contentment. As I kept singing the song I realized how the song did a great job of linking some passages I had been reading and meditating on through the past few weeks; Philippians 4, Psalm 1,  Isaiah 55.  

Isaiah 55 tells us that we can go and spend our time and money on things that don’t ultimately satisfy us and that we should seek Him! Psalm 1 reminds us that if we delight in the Lord we will be strong like a tree planted by streams of water. Then in Philippians 4:10-13 Paul shares about finding the secret of being content by being in Christ. 

As I find myself having the tendency to criticize and complain about my own life, I find that this passage is very convicting. Here are some quick conclusions.  

  1. Contentment in Christ has no room for complaints.

2. Situations don’t dictate satisfaction when it is in Christ. 

I pray that you can take this little glimpse into my growth and encourage you in yours. Be sure to ask and share your personal Bible studies with each other. When done, it is a way to testify of what God is doing in your life to your brothers and sisters in Christ as well as the lost.

Because of Him,

Pastor Philip

College and Singles Weekly Update: September 1st-8th

WORSHIP NIGHT!!!

All college and single’s are invited to worship night THIS SUNDAY EVENING!!! This will be in place of our regular college night for our college group.

Join us for a time of worship, prayer, and testimonies. This is a combined college and single’s event and we can’t wait to fellowship all together!!

Time: 6-8 PM

Location: Room 231

Pizza provided!!

Invite your neighbors, friends, and family to experience everything you love about NAOBC on Sunday, September 12, for I Love My Church Sunday! This is a church-wide event!! Wear your NAOBC swag and stick around after worship and BFG for food, dessert trucks, inflatables, live music, and more!

Lunch for I Love My Church Sunday is $5 per person, $20 maximum per family.

Lunch includes all-you-can-eat hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, apple sauce, and water. Dessert trucks will be on-site but are not included in the lunch purchase. Dessert trucks include Philly’s Best Frozen Desserts and Cookie Dough Bliss & Creamery. Guests can stop by the guest table on September 12 to receive a voucher for free lunch. 

Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating.
Order your lunch HERE.

SINGLE’S GROUP:

  • No BFG this week because of Labor Day weekend. Service times are still at 9 and 10:30 AM.

Small Groups:

Our singles group will be dividing up into men’s and women’s small groups this fall, going through the Psalms.

Ladie’s group

Time: 7PM

Location: 7600 Carmil Court

Men’s group

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: 9101 Leicester Court

Single’s Retreat:

Date: September 18-19

Fee: Early bird fee is $50

Register here!!!

(Scholarships are available to help pay)

Contact Abigal Johnson (one of our single’s interns) with any questions.

COLLEGE GROUP:

  • No BFG this week because of Labor Day weekend. Service times are still at 9 and 10:30 AM.

College Night:

No college night this Sunday. Worship night is taking the place of college night this week! See details above.

Wednesday Night Discipleship:

Time: 6:30 pm.

Location: Dependent upon classes.

Adults will have the opportunity to serve with the Choir, attend Open Bible Study with TJ Betts studying the Psalms, or meet in Discipleship Groups.

Men’s groups will be using the book Disciplines of a Godly Man by R Kent Hughes, and women’s groups will use Disciplines of Godly Women by Barbara Hughes as a springboard to invest in one another’s lives.

Please be sure to register so you can be placed in proper groups! Click here!!

Check out our website or GroupMe App for more info regarding specific events!!

Our Week in the Word segment this week comes from Alexa Knight, one of our college group interns.

Psalm 16 has been the most recent psalm of comfort to my weary and dry soul and such a source of great truth and encouragement to my life, and here’s why:

 

Psalm 16 offers a comparison to its readers between the lives of those who run after false gods and the lives of those who take refuge in the God. It compares the two, explaining how those who run after other gods shall have sorrows that multiple (vs. 4), while those who take refuge in the Lord are found secure; they are the Lord’s delight… He holds their lot. David goes on to tell of the beauties of God and how He gives counsel, how He is at his right hand and shall not be shaken (vs. 8). David describes the Lord as always before him, a refuge, and the only provider of good. Then, in vs. 9-11, David responds to these truths that he so poetically laid out by saying..

 

Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure.

For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption.

You make known to me the path of life;

in your presence there is fullness of joy;

at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

 

What can we learn from this psalm? Multiple things convict me, challenge me and encourage me when I dwell on these verses.

 

  1. This Psalm tells of the beauty of God and His love for us, and it is something to be spoken about! Let David’s words be a challenge to us to call to mind the extraordinary treasure that is our God. Reflect on the goodness of God and His role in your life, and speak it back to Him, and be challenged to share with a friend.
  2. As we learn to call these truths to mind, we must learn to also respond! David takes these truths and beauties about God and responds through hope and praise over who God is. He is strengthened and has found internal peace. He finds spiritual rest that the Lord is His everlasting refuge. He allows it to change his response to trials and sorrows that are multiplying in the lives around him.   
  3. The more deeply we fall in love with and pursue Christ, the more natural a response of praise and deep awe will become to us. There are joyful and rejoicing hearts that flow from Saints who “set the Lord before them always” because even in heartache or trial, having Christ as your refuge gives you hope and reason to rejoice and be glad.                                                             
  4. Be encouraged brothers and sisters! God is our refuge and He will not abandon us. He has provided for us and promises to never abandon us. When we seek to trust and rest in God there is “fullness of joy and pleasures forevermore”, because nothing is more precious than the relationship with our Savior.

 

It is my prayer that in seasons of doubt, weariness, whether in the valley or on the mountain, that we will seek to take refuge in Christ and allow that to be our source of hope and joy despite our circumstances! That we will set our eyes on the only King, instead of chasing after false gods. That we will partake in the fullness of joy that is taking refuge in Christ instead of running to and following the pleasures of this world.

College and Singles Weekly Update: August 25th-Sep. 1st

Love the Ville is coming up on Saturday, August 28th!

This Saturday!!

This is a church-wide event where all NAOBC members get to give back to the community and share the love of Christ through various service projects.

Projects will occur in the morning hours with the respective group you sign up to serve with, followed by lunch at the church for volunteers.

SIGN UP HERE!! Today is your last day to sign up!

SINGLES GROUP:

  • BFG (Bible Fellowship Group) Sunday Morning 10:30 AM, RM 202
  • Sunday Worship: 9:00 AM

COLLEGE GROUP:

  • BFG (Bible Fellowship Groups) Sunday Morning 9:00 AM, RM 202
  • Sunday Worship: 10:30 AM

BIG NEWS/CHANGES FOR THE COLLEGE GROUP!!

We had a great time last Sunday night kicking off our first college night!! It was a huge success and we can’t wait for many more Sunday evenings to gather togehter. Join us this coming Sunday for another college night full of fellowship and fun.

Join us for supper, games, a brief lesson time (different speakers each week), and fellowship. This will be a wonderful time of getting to know everyone in our college group! See you at 6 PM this Sunday!

Time: 6-8 PM

Location: Room 231 (the youth room)

*Meal provided!!

Wednesday Night Discipleship:

Beginning tonight, August 25, at 6:30 pm.

Adults will have the opportunity to serve with the Choir, attend Open Bible Study with TJ Betts studying the Psalms, or meet in Discipleship Groups.

Men’s groups will be using the book Disciplines of a Godly Man by R Kent Hughes, and women’s groups will use Disciplines of Godly Women by Barbara Hughes as a springboard to invest in one another’s lives.

Please be sure to register so you can be placed in proper groups! Click here!!

Check out our website or GroupMe App for more info regarding specific events!!

Our Week in the Word segment this week comes from Harrison Meggos. Harrison is one of our Singles interns and is one of our church’s missionaries at the Avery Apartments across the street from Ninth & O.

 

I’m dropping in to give a quick status report on the Avery Apartment complex ministry.

Ben Nguyen and I have moved in across the street into the Avery Apartments complex by God’s grace for those of you who have not been updated. We have been here since the third week of June and are excited to see how the Lord will work in this new opportunity that Ninth & O has begun.

Since moving in, we have learned a lot. Apartment ministry is even more challenging than expected. We’ve learned that it has been difficult getting to know our neighbors in the first few months. People are mainly moving about the complex and coming from the parking lot and their space, so conversations have been few and far between. However, the discussions have been fruitful, and I look forward to how the Lord will use our new relationships for his Glory.

We could use prayer that my and Ben’s conversations would intentionally lead people to know who Christ is and how he has radically worked in our lives. We also would pray that Love the Ville at the Avery would be fun and that families would come and check it out. Lastly, our new ministry core team plans to have a cookout on September 11th at the apartments to create more friendships. If you have any questions about the Avery ministry, please don’t hesitate to stop Ben, me, or any of our other single ministry core team members: Megan Dent, Jadon Gadson, or Abigail Johnson.

I hope you all have a great week, and Lord willing look forward to seeing you Sunday!

College and Singles Weekly Update: August 18th-25th

Love the Ville is coming up on Saturday, August 28th!

Just two short weeks away!!

This is a church-wide event where all NAOBC members get to give back to the community and share the love of Christ through various service projects. We strongly encourage all College and Singles to mark this date off on your calendar and join in our day of “loving the Ville!”

Projects will occur in the morning hours, followed by a volunteer lunch at the church.

SIGN UP HERE!! Please be sure to sign up!! Projects are filling up and we want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to serve and meet those from our church in different stages of life than you!

First Step Class:

THIS SUNDAY, we are offering our First Step class on August 22nd.

This is a required step in joining the church.

If you have not taken this class and are even interested in joining the church, it would be important for you to attend! Please reach out to Alexa Knight if you would like more information on registering for this class. It normally goes from 9 AM to 11:45 AM on Sunday morning.

This class does not make you a member but is a required step in the whole process of membership, even watch care.

Our First Step class is only offered a couple of times a year, so take advantage of this opportunity on August 22nd!!

SINGLES GROUP:

  • BFG (Bible Fellowship Group) Sunday Morning 10:30 AM, RM 202
  • Sunday Worship: 9:00 AM

COLLEGE GROUP:

  • BFG (Bible Fellowship Groups) Sunday Morning 9:00 AM, RM 202
  • Sunday Worship: 10:30 AM

BIG NEWS/CHANGES FOR THE COLLEGE GROUP!!

OUR FIRST COLLEGE NIGHT IS THIS SUNDAY!! WOOOHOOOOOOO!!! Can’t wait to see you all there!!!

Join us for supper, games, a brief lesson time, and fellowship. This will be a wonderful time of getting to know everyone in our college group! See you at 6 PM this Sunday!

Time: 6-8 PM

Location: Room 231 (the youth room)

*Meal provided!!

Wednesday Night Discipleship:

Begins next week, August 25, at 6:30 pm.

Adults will have the opportunity to serve with the Choir, attend Open Bible Study with TJ Betts studying the Psalms, or meet in Discipleship Groups.

Men’s groups will be using the book Disciplines of a Godly Man by R Kent Hughes, and women’s groups will use Disciplines of Godly Women by Barbara Hughes as a springboard to invest in one another’s lives.

For more information, and to register, click here!!

Check out our website or GroupMe App for more info regarding specific events!!

Our Week in the Word segment this week comes from Nick Braun who serves in our College Group.

 

One of my favorite musicians is John Mayer. I rediscovered him during my freshman year of college and listened to him religiously for most of my early twenties. One thing that makes him so intriguing to me is the sense of longing in his music. Although he is rich and successful, his music is full of wondering if something, or someone, has passed him by.

 

Questions like these plagued my college days and, to some extent, plague me still. I think many of us wonder if we have done the things we were supposed to do in life. Are we on the right track for our degree? Have we done enough to score our dream job when we graduate? Will we ever find that perfect someone? Or the perfect car? Or the perfect house? Our culture pushes us to compare ourselves to our peers. Our parents push us to live a better life than they did. We have countless competing voices telling us who we should be.

 

Our current study in the book of Proverbs has addressed these concerns head-on. While the world wants us to chase after material wealth, earthly pleasures, and the recognition of man, the author of Proverbs tells us that our main focus should be on the attainment of Godly wisdom. We are instructed to seek it out like silver or hidden treasure (1:4). We are given the imagery of clinging to wisdom as one clings to their precious bride. We are then promised God’s blessings if we seek after his wisdom and his heart (8:15-21). Jesus reiterates this in Matthew 6. We are told to “seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” (6:33) 

 

In our best moments, we know these things are true. But there are still times when we wonder what path we should take in life or if we have missed out on a path that God wanted for us. While our search for answers should always begin in the Bible, sometimes the answers aren’t as clear as we would hope. This is exactly why being part of a church is critical. Dr. Howell and Dr. Cook both spoke about this Sunday morning. Godly brothers and sisters (younger, older, or similarly aged) can offer us wise counsel based on Biblical truths and their lived experiences. While John Mayer has attempted to find solace in wealth and success, we can find peace in receiving the wisdom God has granted our brothers and sisters in Christ.

 

So, come to our College Night services on Sunday. Plug into a Wednesday group with a senior adult and a middle-aged parent. Serve in our youth group. Commit yourself to the local church and you will find God faithful to his promises.