Where We Stand – Christian Conduct
Dr. Jeffrey Clark
The Big Idea: Imitate God by walking in love.
- Walk in love for God.
- Walk in love for one another.
- Walk in love for the world.
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: The concept of “imitation” exerts a powerful influence in human life. Who are some people you imitate, or have imitated, in your life? How does their life show up in yours?
- Christ gave Himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. What does this pattern say about how we offer ourselves… and our material possessions… to God?
- We are to love one another because Christ loved “us” and gave Himself up for “us” (Ephesians 5:2). Later in Ephesians we read that Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her (Ephesians 5:25). How does Christ’s love for the church inform our love for the church?
- The passage preceding these verses (Ephesians 4:32) has to do with forgiving one another as God in Christ forgave you. How has God in Christ forgiven you? Where in your circle of relationships are you being challenged to bring a forgiving spirit?
- In this passage we are told not to let sexual immorality, covetousness or impurity be “named among you” (Ephesians 5:3). How can we be supportive of healthy relationships?
Taking It Home: Identify a handful of people in your circle of relationships who may still be on the way toward the kingdom of God. Begin praying for them and for an opportunity to invite them to our Easter services (Saturday 6:00 PM; Sunday 9:00 & 10:30AM).
If you are visiting, 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 will be available in the Celebration Center, and on Sunday, he and his wife, Mary will meet you at the Welcome Center in the entryway.
THE FAMILY TABLE
Many families gather around a table when there are important decisions to be made. It’s time for our “family table!” Members and regular attenders are encouraged to bring a main dish and side or dessert to share and to join us as we vote on the proposed changes to our Statement of Faith. We’ll be gathering for this business meeting on March 15, after services. Join us at the table!
CELEBRATION CENTER SEATING
Our church family is to be commended for inviting neighbors to find a home in Christ together. The result is that seating is at a premium and this “good problem” is causing us to add seating at both of our weekend services. On Saturday night, we have added tables to increase our seating capacity. On Sunday morning, we removed tables to increase our seating capacity. We understand the tables have been attractive to many; however, in order to make room for neighbors we are experimenting. If you have comments or input, feel free to indicate on our communication cards.
CPR TRAINING CLASS
CPR Colorado and Aspen Ridge Church are partnering together to offer this CPR training on Saturday, March 14, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall. The cost is $30 per person, and this training is open to any who might be interested. Please contact Debbie Stewart at 303.902.5020 with any questions or to register.
A BIT OF CHURCH INFORMATION
Aspen Ridge Church is a part of a regional movement of churches called Converge Rocky Mountain. This movement of churches provides support, encouragement, prayer, and ministry partnership for many and various gospel initiatives. Our district executive minister is Paul Mitton. If you would like to find out more about Converge Rocky Mountain, you may do so at ConvergeRockyMountain.org.
During Easter weekend, we will see our numbers dramatically increase, as our community gathers with us to celebrate the resurrection of Christ. Would you be interested in serving your neighbors by helping with our services? We need greeters, parking attendants, food assistance and more to make it all happen. Contact the church office!
During the month of March, at 9:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall, we will see Dave Mathewson follow up on last year’s New Testament survey by kicking off a three-month survey of the Old Testament. Join us as we see the Old Testament clearly reveal the character and identity of God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. See how the Old and New Testaments have been woven together to provide a thought provoking picture of our Lord.
WOMEN OF FAITH SERVICE PROJECT
Thank you Aspen Ridge Church! We no longer need plastic grocery bags to make waterproof mats for the homeless. What we need now are helpers to actually make these mats. If you have any interest in helping with this process, please call the church office.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT MENU
We will be serving homemade minestrone soup, Italian salad, bread and desserts for $2.50 per person with a max of $10 per family.
George and Kathy Schultz
Center for Intercultural Training, North Carolina
- For the privilege to train a group of 58 adults who will be bringing the good news of the gospel to countries all around the world.
- For safety to travel by car and plane (large and small!) to mission conferences in NM and NC.
- For physical and spiritual strength and needed additional financial support.