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!”

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