Square One - The First Three Days of History
- God was creating a place suitable to live with His people.
- God was demonstrating His ability to keep His word.
Quick Review: Was there anything in this week’s sermon that particularly caught your attention, challenged or confused you? Can you summarize the main points of the sermon?
- How do you see each of the first three days of creation overcoming the “formless and void” and “darkness” of v. 2?
- How do you think these verses should affect our attitude toward science? Do you see them providing a foundation or even a justification for it? Or do you think they rule out all our scientific discoveries?
- On each day, God says that His creation was good. What does this say about God’s attitude toward the physical world? How might this prepare for what we find in Revelation 21:1-2?
- According to Col 1:15-17, what is Christ’s role in creation? What does this say about his relationship to God?
Taking It Home: It what areas of your life do you have difficulty trusting God’s promises? What specific promises in the Bible do you tend to wonder whether God can really keep? How can Gen 1:3-13 help you embrace and live by God’s Word?
We would like to welcome Dave Mathewson to the pulpit this weekend. Dave is an Associate Professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary. 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, Dave is available in the Celebration Center, and on Sunday, Dave and his wife Joyce will meet you at the Welcome Center in the entryway.
OUR NEW SERIES HAS BEGUN
Questions about origins bubble up in life like a continual spring bubbles up with water. The questions include the following: Where did we come from? Why do people exist? How old is the earth? What is the meaning
of marriage? These are real issues that call for a meaningful, thoughtful response. More than that, they require a word from God. Having a handle on these issues will help believers engage those who have a naturalistic outlook on life and on our world. By understanding God’s design and purpose, one may understand and advance the meanings behind venerable and long-standing institutions. By gaining hold of God’s intentions, one can understand how things are supposed to work today. In this series we will look at origins of the universe, the world, human beings, rest, work, good & evil and marriage. Our intention will be to view these matters in light of God’s purpose for originating His world.
SERMON BASED SMALL GROUPS
Square One sermon based small groups that link to the message have begun. Signups continue and you can convey your interest on our Communication Card located in the bulletin.
The Gathering is open to all, meeting in Room 104 during the 9:00 AM hour. In January, Dave Furman will lead us in a fascinating discussion on “Christianity and its Basis in Law”.
BASKETBALL WILL RESUME AFTER THE SUPER BOWL
If you play basketball, we would like to invite you to come out on Sunday afternoons at 2:00 PM. We are in a break right now, but will begin again on February 9. We meet in the Celebration Center and would love to
have you join us.
PARENTS – Please make note of the following dates for a Parent Meeting with our Director of Student Ministries, Hunter Headley. The Middle School Parent Meeting will be on Wednesday, February 5 and the
High School Parent Meeting will be on Thursday, February 6, both from 6:00 – 6:30 PM. There is much to share and discuss. We would love to see you there!
High Schoolers – The “SUPERNATURAL” Winter Camp 2014 is here. If you have signed up to go, we are leaving the church at 4:30 PM on Friday, January 24 and will return at 5:00 PM on Sunday, January 26.
SUPER BOWL PARTY
Please join us for an epic game on our new big screens! Bring along your favorite non-alcoholic drink or party food, tailgating chairs or beanbags and a couple of friends. Come and watch the Big Game on February 2 at 4:00 PM. Please note, in the event of a game date/time change – see our website for updates.
MEN’S BREAKFAST ANNOUNCEMENT
Please make note that the Men’s Breakfast for February 8 will be cancelled due to a scheduling conflict. We are sorry for the inconvenience and look forward to the regular breakfast schedule resuming on March 8.
FREEZER MEAL PREP
Hello Ladies! The next freezer prep will be Tuesday, March 4. Meals will be set at $12.00 per meal and you will need to pay in advance to reserve your spot. There is a maximum of 2 of each menu item (20 meals). The menu selections are available on the church website. We will try to accommodate as many as we can, but space is limited. Payment and order must be received by Monday, February 17. Please contact Michelle Schroeder at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or to reserve a spot with your menu selections. Checks can be made payable to Michelle Schroeder. You can leave the check and your list of selections in an envelope marked with Michelle’s name in the church office, or send it to her address, 27657 Whirlaway Trail, Evergreen, CO 80439 (please also e-mail food selections).