Judgment on the Line
Dr. Jeffrey Clark
The Big Idea: Judgment Day will reveal the difference between the wicked and the righteous.
- Judgment Day will have a particular effect upon the arrogant evildoers, v 1
- Judgment Day will have a particular effect upon God-fearers, vs. 2-3.
Quick Review: Looking back at your notes from this week’s teaching,
was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged
or confused you?
My Story: Today our topic has to do with a pending judgment for all
people. Have you ever faced an audit with the IRS, a hearing before a
commission or an appearance before a judge? How did you feel in the
time leading up to the event? What kind of resolution did you
- Purposes for a day of judgment include distinguishing between the righteous and the wicked (Malachi 3:18) and demonstrating the attributes of God (Romans 9:22, 23). Which of these purposes means most to you and why?
- The concept of eternal conscious punishment for arrogant people who want nothing to do with God meets resistance in our society. However, Jesus taught the existence of eternal punishment in Matthew 25:46. What difference does this teaching bring to the Christian life and to our relationships with outsiders to the Christian faith?
- The prospect of reward on Judgment Day motivates believers to live for God (2 Corinthians 5:10). What eternal rewards would be most satisfying to you? Why?
Taking It Home: God comforts oppressed believers with the prospect
of reward on Judgment Day. He also challenges arrogant people who
appear comfortable with the prospect of punishment. Where do you
need to be comforted… and where do you need to be challenged?
If you are visiting today, we want to extend a special welcome to you and
invite you to an informal reception immediately following our worship
service. On Saturday, Pastor Jeff is available in the Celebration Center,
and on Sunday, Pastor Jeff and his wife Mary will meet you at the
Welcome Center in the entryway.
WELCOME LUNCHEON FOR HUNTER HEADLEY
You are invited to a potluck lunch to welcome Hunter, our new Director of
Student Ministries, right after the service this Sunday, November 17.
Please bring an entrée and a side dish or dessert to share.
FREEZER MEAL PREP IN OCTOBER
Michelle Schroeder will guide you through the preparation of “Freezer
Meals” on Tuesday, December 3 in the upstairs kitchen from 9:00 AM –
2:00 PM. Toddler and nursery care are provided. There is a smaller
portion option and one for people who cannot attend. Please see our
website for meal selections and cost. Payment is due by November 22.
Contact Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
COOK TEAMS FOR WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNERS
Do you have a passion for cooking and a need to share your gift? We
have just the place for you! We have openings for two new cooking
teams for our Wednesday night meals, which would allow us each to
cook one night a month. If you are interested, please contact Maria
Stimens at 303.816.1657 – we would love to hear from you.
There is an online directory of those who are members and regular
attenders at Aspen Ridge. To access this list, visit our website, click the
Churchteams link and contact the church office for the password. Please
look for an email soon to update your contact information in this
database. If you have any questions or would like to be included in this
directory, please contact the church office.
Baptism is a great way to start a new year. If you are interested in
participating during the first weekend in January, please contact the
church office. There will be orientation meetings with Pastor Jeff on
December 15 and 22 at 9:00 AM.
The Gathering is open to all, meeting in Room 104 during the 9:00 AM
hour. For November, we will feature Steve Cyphers with five questions
that will look at the relationship between science and our faith in Jesus
NOVEMBER MINISTRY HIGHLIGHT: SERVICE
We are exceedingly thankful for all of the people who serve our body at
Aspen Ridge Church. There are countless opportunities to serve, but
there is also a dedicated Service Ministry Team. Within this team are
people who manage our benevolent ministry, who make sure you are
served at our general functions and meetings, jump into crisis situations,
minister to shut-ins, provide meals, support our baptism and communion
services, visit and pray, minister to widows and single moms and support
specific service projects. If you are involved in any of these important
ministries – Thank You!!! Because of you, God is glorified and our
church body is able to achieve far more than any of us could accomplish
on our own. To become involved contact the church office or Mike Kelly.
LOST AND FOUND
Items in the Lost and Found will be donated on November 25. Please
take a moment to look for your lost items. The Lost and Found is located
in the lower level next to the elevator.
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY
Parents, we are making Christmas memories and are looking for children
up to 6th grade to fill roles in our Nativity Play. Rehearsals have begun on
Wednesdays from 5:50 – 6:20 PM, and we still have room for you!
Please see Maryjean Fowler for more details.
High Schoolers – Save the date for Winter Camp 2014, January 24-26,
and watch for details coming soon!
Mauricio Erazo, Juventad Para Cristo, Honduras
- for the ministry of CTI, who shared the love of God through music, drama and testimonies with the youth of Honduras. They reached more than 8056 young people!
- for the ability to minister in high schools and support the pioneer ministry on Roatan.
- for Mauricio and other Honduran Christians that they will be able to follow-up with the youth who heard the gospel.