College and Singles Weekly Update: August 4th-11th

COMBINED COLLEGE AND SINGLES EVENT!!

Louisville Bats Baseball Game!

Date: August 10th

Time: Meet at 6:00 PM

Where: We will MEET AT THE FIELD, at the back gate closest to the river.

Total Cost: $10

Additional Details:

You MUST REGISTER AND PAY BEFOREHAND by clicking the link here.

The game starts at 6:30 PM, PLEASE MEET 30 minutes early (6:00 PM at the back gate closest to the river) in order to all enter together.

Reach out to Alexa Knight with any questions!

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

Just three 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 in advance so we can place you in the correct groups and have accurate numbers.

SINGLES GROUP

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

KBC Women’s Conference:

  • Alexa created a push pay link to use!
  • You should have received the info already but here it is again…

Where: We will be attending the KBC Women’s Conference at Little Flock Baptist Church.

When: October 15th-16th.

Lodging: We will be lodging together in an old-school slumber party set up on Friday night.

Transportation: We will be taking the church bus to and from our accommodations as a group.

The deadline to register for this event and pay the $30 fee is August 15th!!! So, make sure to register and pay to reserve your spot!

The link to both register and pay can be found here.

 

COLLEGE GROUP

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

                    Dates: August 4th

                    Time: Wednesday Night at 7:00 PM

BIG NEWS/CHANGES FOR THE COLLEGE GROUP!!

 

Big News NAOBC College Group!! This fall we will be introducing College Night, Sundays from 6-8 pm. This will be taking the place of our weekly college small groups, so, instead of joining a small group this fall, we will just have one night all together for college night.

There will be supper (What??) every week, as well as games, fellowship, and a short lesson with smaller prayer groups to follow. This event is very fellowship-oriented and will offer a great opportunity for our college group to become closer and more connected as a whole. This night will also serve as a great opportunity to invite friends who are both believers and unbelievers!

The heart behind college night comes from wanting to promote unity within our college group and our college group within the church as a whole. This fall semester our church will be going through “Disciplines of a Godly Woman” and “Disciplines of a Godly Man” on Wednesday nights, and by eliminating college small groups during the week, this frees our college-aged students to one church event during the week, hopefully limiting busy nights in the midst of homework and work.

Our main desire this fall is to see an uprise in college students serving and investing in our church body as a whole, and our college group as a whole. It is our prayer that our college students will get to better know the rest of the church by coming to Wednesday night studies with different aged members or serving in a ministry. So, two nights this fall. Sunday nights are for our college night, and Wednesday night for the church as a whole! We can’t wait to see you all in the fall and are so excited for College Night!

 

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.

 

God’s Commitment to His People

“And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your offspring after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your offspring after you. I will give to you and to your offspring after you the land of your sojournings, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession, and I will be their God.”

Gen. 17:7-8; See also, Deut. 7:6-8; 1 Peter 2:9-10.

After God’s supercalifragilisticexpialidocious promise to make Abraham a great man, and the father of a great nation through whom God will bless the rest of the earth (c.f. Gen. 12:1-3), in Gen. 17:7-8 we see that God put an icing on that delicious cake. By virtue of Gen. 17:7-8’s promise, God is obligated “TO BE GOD,” to his people, because He promised to be that.

Let’s put this into perspective, the God, the ‘I AM WHO I AM,’ whom there is no other being in all the heavens and all the earth by whom to swear apart from himself (c.f. Heb. 6:13), this eternal God made an oath to Abraham, that “I will…be God to you and to your offspring after you.” God, in all his capacity as the God of the universe, promised to be who He is, in all his excellence, to his people. What a jaw-dropping truth to believe in and delight in, that God is committed to being God to his chosen people.

More so, in Moses’ address in Deut. 7:6-8, after God miraculously rescued his people from slavery in Egypt, Moses reminded the Israelites of their identity. That they are a chosen people of God to whom God has pledged his commitment to be, their God. They are a people consecrated and set apart to be holy as the Lord their God is holy. They are a treasured possession of the eternal personal God who chose them. But, for the Lord of all lords, and the King of all kings to have chosen these people, or any people for that matter, to be their personal God; well, these people must have been a very special and elite group of people, right? Umm, Na Na! Moses was clear that God chose them not on their merit, but solely because God loves them. God is committed to being God to his chosen people because He loves them. How wonderful!

Now, upon the establishment of God’s people as the church of God, brother Peter reaffirmed this same truth, in 1 Peter 2:9-10, to encourage believers who are suffering intense affliction and who are not without the tendency of doubting God’s commitment to them. Peter reminded them that they are of the same people of God whom God has chosen for himself. They are part of the same people whom God has called out of their darkness into his marvelous light. They are the same people to whom God sent his one and only Son, Jesus Christ, to lay down his life for them, as the climax of God’s love for his people in the history of fallen man’s redemption.

Brothers and sisters, do you believe this truth? Therefore, let this truth comfort you and let us, as God’s people, proclaim His excellencies through our lives, words, thoughts, and actions to the watching world today. God is committed to being God to his people, and He desires that his people delight in Him for his excellent commitment to them. Therefore, I ask, because God’s commitment to his people is unfailing, would we not unfeignedly commit ourselves to this excellent glorious God?

 

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