Join us for NavNight at 7:30 p.m. this Thursday in BU 111 (same room as the callout)!
We’ll have more details about what’s in store for NavNight in a day or two, but wanted to pass along that we are meeting in BU 111. We were waiting to hear about room reservation/location last week, so we weren’t able to announce this week’s location during the callout.
Have a happy Monday! See you Thursday!
Due to the incoming storm, we’re going to CANCEL tonight’s Frisbee game (south of Wright). Please come to our Kickball/Pizza Social on Saturday at 4:30pm in Dunn Meadow!
We’ll figure out another time to rage on the frisbee field for those of you frisbee fanatics. No worries.
Welcome to IU! My name is Brian Buffington, and my wife (Lexi) and I are the new campus directors for the IU Navs. I graduated from Indiana University in ’07 and am thrilled to be back at my alma-mater. We trust that God has exciting things in store for us this year and hope that you’ll join us as we seek “to know Christ and make Him known.”
Make sure to check out our homepage which has details about upcoming events – Ultimate Frisbee, Kickball/Pizza, Board Game Battle, and Nav Callout! Also, Bible studies – Roots and Training in Godliness – will be starting soon, so be sure to come to our Callout to find out how to get plugged into one.
We look forward to getting to know you all. GO HOOSIERS!!!
With the Summer Bible Study of 1 Peter a few weeks away we wanted to give you an opportunity to study something else. What you may ask… well that is up to you. Maybe you would like to study prayer, adoption, humility, or worship. We want to help you spend the first few weeks of summer doing a topical Bible Study of your choice.
How to do a topical Bible Study:
- Choose a topic. Something that interests you. Maybe it is a question you have… Maybe it is an area you want to grow in… Pray about it, ask God what you should study. Some topics to get you thinking: witnessing, missions, God’s word, wealth, integrity, love, marriage, priorities, fruitfulness, joy, the Holy Spirit, fear, faith, courage, anger, discipleship, thankfulness, purity, sexuality, poverty, peace, work…
- Tell someone about it who will keep you accountable to do it and who you can share your discoveries with.
- Find scripture passages. There are a lot of ways to find passages. You can use a concordance, cross-reference Bible, e-sword, online Bible search, ask a friend, ect. Look for the word, look for examples and stories where it is lived out or illustrated, look for it in the OT and NT. Look up related words and ideas. Dig until you feel you have a good idea of the Biblical landscape for your topic.
- Summarize or Outline. Remember, all scripture is God Breathed and useful, but at this point it is helpful to narrow down the passages you have found to about a dozen that are key to the topic. Some passages can be grouped together. Once you have things organized, dig in to the central passages. Read their context, study key words and ideas. Study hard until you feel you understand what these passages say and how they relate to your topic. Remember, they could completely re-define the way you think about the topic because we are not simply looking for evidence of what we already know, we are seeking to learn something from God. Write out a summary or outline of the Biblical teaching on your topic.
- List problems. Just because we do a topical Bible Study on a topic does not mean that no questions remain. After summarizing what you have learned it is often helpful to list questions what still remain. Questions don’t mean that you haven’t learned something, rather they mean that you are really thinking about the topic and seeking to understand it more fully. Noting these questions can help with future Bible Study and open discussion on the topic with friends.
- Seek Counsel. It is important to recognize that no matter how well you know the Bible there is always someone who knows it better. Often when studying difficult passages or topics it is helpful to seek counsel from other believers. Ask your pastor, ask a friend, ask me, listen to an online sermon. The one caution here is to be a Berean about it (Acts 17:11) and make sure that what is being said is in line with the Bible. Often these conversations can be a catalyst for better topical Bible Study.
- Memorize a key verse. For application it is often helpful to choose a key verse or passage and memorize it. This is something that might have to do with application, for instance if your study was on “using words well”, maybe Matthew 12:36-37 could be a key verse for application.
- Develop Convictions and Application. One of the best reasons to do your own topical Bible Study is that you can begin to shape your own convictions. Maybe you pray, read the Bible, and go to church because someone told you to or because its what everyone else does. Developing your own convictions means letting the scripture speak into your own life and coming to your own conclusions about how you should think and live in response to the Bible. Write down how the Bible’s take on the topic should shape your thoughts and actions. Make specific, realistic, and measurable goals for applying the truth you have learned.
- E-Sword Instruction Sheet
- http://thegospelcoalition.org/ Good Resources from Biblical Teachers
Hey ya’ll. This summer we are organizing a Bible Study of 1 Peter for those of you that will be in Bloomington for all or part of the summer. Even if you are going home for the summer you can participate in discussion of the study via facebook.
Check out this interesting portrayal of Jesus’ ministry in modern terms:
Come to Navs Friday and get a choice of one of six topics from the book of Proverbs to study with a small group. Topics include Money, Words, Plans, Integrity, Justice, and Friendship.
Friday, 7:30, Woodburn 101
Dr. David Platt serves as the pastor of The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Al. David’s first love in ministry is disciple-making-the simple biblical model of teaching God’s Word, mentoring others and sharing faith. He has traveled extensively to teach the Bible and church leaders throughout the United States and around the world. Full Bio
Kevin DeYoung is the senior pastor at University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Mi. He serves as a council member at The Gospel Coalition and blogs on the TGC’s DeYoung, Restless, and Reformed. He is the author and co-author of several books. Full Bio
R. Albert Mohler, Jr. is the president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is an esteemed authority on contemporary issues and his writings have been published throughout the United States and Europe. Full bio
Russell D. Moore is Dean of the School of Theology and Senior Vice President for Academic Administration at Southern Seminary. He is an author, editor and also serves as a preaching pastor at Highview Baptist Church. Full bio
Shane and Shane
Texas troubadours Shane Barnard and Shane Everett have their sights set on leading a new generation to an enduring relationship with God. Desiring to know God better themselves while making Him known to the world. Barnard and Everett are experienced campus ministry leaders entrenched at the grassroots level in today’s exciting modern praise and worship movement. With a sound more likely heard in a coffeehouse than a church house, these singer/songwriters are constantly on the road, playing major colleges and universities throughout the country. They also serve as worship leaders for church events and work with youth camps
Marcus Gray was born and raised in the inner city streets of St. Louis, Missouri. Now a leader in reforming the culture that he was engulfed in, the foundation of FLAME’s ministry is to reach those same streets with his soapbox messages to lead his listeners to Christ. As his platform continues to garner the support of many, FLAME now reigns amongst the front runners in the Christian Rap industry. His ministry is known to challenge and encourage audiences with a clear presentation of the Gospel.
It’s cold outside, and the best remedy for the winter blues is, yes, a bowl of chili. (Of course.)
If that’s your mindset, well, you are in luck. The Indiana Navigators will host the fifth annual chili cook-off on Fri., Jan. 27.
Here’s a chance to put your cooking skills and your tastebuds to work.
And here’s how it works: you make chili. You bring it. Everyone eats it. Everyone judges it. The best chili chef wins.
If you are interested in entering a chili, contact Nathan by e-mail (email@example.com) or at Friday Night Live, and he’ll give you more details.
Live in a dorm? Join forces with someone who has a kitchen! Live in an apartment or house? Find someone from a dorm to assist with a great afternoon of cooking!
Invite friends. Make chili together. And then come over for a great chili-tastic evening!
And if you don’t make chili, that’s just fine. Come and enjoy the evening with friends. The more taste-testers the better!
Date: Friday, Jan. 27, 2012
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Location: The basement of the Reformed Presbyterian Church (302 E. 1st Street; corner of 1st and Lincoln). Rides can be arranged.
Contact: To enter a chili, contact Nathan Hart (firstname.lastname@example.org). Also, if you are in a dorm and looking for a kitchen (or, if you would like to volunteer your kitchen for people from dorms), contact him as well.
It’s time to hone those cooking skills, folks.
Join us for a Man Party OR Ladies Night This Friday
This Friday we are breaking up… Don’t worry, its only temporary.
Wright Food Court at the Shakespeare quote (North End)
A Nav lady Alumni, Susan, will be sharing about her time overseas and then we will be working on a special crafty project and hanging out and talking about the importance of true fellowship.
423 N Rooseverlt St
(home of a Nav Alumni, Paul)
Four and a half reasons to come:
4.5) To avoid the deep regret you’ll feel for not coming