August 24-25, 2013

MESSAGE NOTES

Living His Love Out Loud 
 
Deuteronomy 6:4-9 
Guest Speaker

  • Vs. 4-5 
  • Vs. 6-7 
  • Vs. 8-9 
  • The 9 to 5 Window 
  • What's your “world”?
     

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

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: This week we learned about loving the Lord and living our faith out loud and seeking to make disciples in the ”world” where God has placed you. What do you currently do throughout each day to remind yourself and those around you about the love and truth of God? Do you tend to view your “9-2-5 window” (ie: your workplace or everyday activities) as the “world” in which God has called you to make disciples? 

Digging Deeper

  1. Read all of Deuteronomy 6. What is God commanding, and what reasoning does He give for His instructions? What do you think it looks like in this day and age to obey these commands? 
  2. Read how Jesus refers to these commands in Mark 12:28-31, Luke 10:25-28 and Matthew 22:37-38. What are the questions asked to Jesus in these passages? What do His answers tell us about what it means to know Him? 
  3. What is the difference between making disciples and making converts? What do the following verses tell us about what a true disciple of Jesus should look like? Matthew 28:19-20, Luke 14:27, John 13:35, John 15:12-14. Where is God asking you to be more loving, more sacrificial and more obedient? 
  4. Read Colossians 4:5-6. How does this verse speak to living your faith “out loud”? 

Taking It Home: God is calling you into a deeper relationship with Him, and He is asking you to share His invitation of love to those around you. How can you be obedient to these things?  


NEWCOMERS RECEPTION

If you are visiting today or if you are new to Aspen Ridge Church, 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 welcome you at the tables in the lobby. 


STRONGER: A WEEKEND MARRIAGE CONFERENCE  

We are counting down to the marriage conference at Aspen Ridge Church. The weekend is September 6-8, and the cost will be $40 per individual ($60 per couple), which includes lunch and dinner on Saturday, childcare and all conference materials. This event will strengthen your marriage in whatever stage of life you and your spouse may find yourselves. Find out more and register online at AspenRidgeChurch.org/stronger. 


SMALL GROUP SIGNUP FOR FALL 

Please visit the table in the lobby this week or next for a list of available small groups for Fall and any other information needed. This is a great opportunity to meet fellow believers and study God’s word together. 


THE GATHERING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 1 

The Gathering is an interactive group that meets Sunday at 9:00 AM in Room 104. Through September 1, Dave Mathewson will help us take a look at biblical prophecies and events occurring in our lifetime. You can still join this exciting teaching! 


CHILD DEDICATION 

Our next child dedication ceremony will be held on the weekend of September 21 and 22. If you are interested, please contact the church office as soon as possible so that we may give time to plan and prayerfully commit to this special dedication. 


FALL START DATES 

Community Bible Study (CBS) will begin on September 4 from 12:30 – 2:30 PM, studying the Gospel of John. Please contact Marilyn Betsch at 303.489.6711 with questions or to register. 

Saturday Morning Precept Bible Study will begin on September 14 from 8:30 – 10:30 AM and run for 8 weeks. The study is Matthew Part 2 and the workbook cost is $20. Please contact Dottie Manchette by Monday, August 26 at 303.697.9141. 


AUGUST MINISTRY HIGHLIGHT: WORSHIP ARTS 

When you see mention of the Worship Arts Team, you probably think of "music" 90% of the time. This team, however, has the capacity to include YOU even if you have no musical skills. There are needs in video, photography and other visual arts of all kinds. We would love to see you using your gifts in all kinds of expressions of worship. Contact Pastor Kerry or Chaz for more information! 


AWANA LEADER TRAINING 

Leader training for our AWANA program will be August 28 at 6:30 PM. All who are interested please come. The burden is light and the rewards are many! 


HAY DAY 

We are looking for vendors to participate in this fall festival on October 5 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Please contact Debbie Stewart at dstewart274@hotmail.com with any questions or to register. 


STUDENT MINISTERIES 

Our Middle School Ministry, UPROAR, meets on campus, Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:00 PM. Our High School Ministry, Cross Culture, meets on campus Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. These are exciting groups and we would love to meet you!