Follow Me – Jesus: More than a Healer?
Dr. Jeffrey Clark
The Big Idea: Jesus heals to prove he has God’s invisible authority to forgive.
- Jesus and healing.
- Jesus heals a paralyzed person.
- Jesus proves he has authority to forgive.
Quick Review: Looking back at your notes from this week’s teaching, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged or confused you?
Perceptions: How did you feel about this topic… before this message was even heard? How did the message reinforce, challenge or adjust your feelings on this topic? What point did you feel most strongly about?
Learning: What did you learn about this topic that perhaps you didn’t know before? What portion(s) of this message brought valuable review or insightful perspective? How did this topic develop a Christian “way of thinking” that challenges your view of the world?
Life Change: Where do you need to apply the big idea behind this message? How could this application show up in your life? What difference will this message make going forward? Where do you need help and support in making personal life changes?
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.
On June 28, at 9:00 AM, we will be hosting a preliminary orientation to get everyone moving in the same direction. If you filled out a Ministry Menu, or if you are interested in serving here at Aspen Ridge, this would be the meeting for you to attend! We will meet together in the Celebration Center, and then you will have a chance to visit a couple of your areas of interest for more information.
We continue to see significant interest in following Christ into the waters of baptism. Our next baptism service will be during the weekend of July 11-12. If you are interested, the first step is to secure an interview with one of our pastors or church leaders. We will finalize our list of participants on July 5.
MAIN OFFICE SUMMER HOURS
Our main office will be moving to summer hours effective immediately through mid-August. The summer hours will be 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM daily. If you call or email the office after 2:00 PM, please note that your request will be handled the next business day.
ABOVE AND BEYOND
Last month, due to unusually wet weather, we experienced some flooding in the downstairs Fellowship Hall. A team of men stepped up to assist in working around the clock to minimize damage. A huge “thank you” goes out to Bruce Reinoehl, Chris McGinnis, Bun Tadlock, Eric Marshall, John Powell, Mike Kelly, Mike Fuester, Daniel Sheffer and Jeff Goodwin for serving our body in this way. Thank you to John Robinson and Ben Roberson for their crucial support, as well. What an amazing example of servant-leadership!
LIBRARY: MEN’S INTEREST FEATURED
Please note that in anticipation of Father’s Day next weekend, our library will feature books for men. They will be located on the display shelf to the right as you walk into the door. The library is located upstairs, across from the main office, in room 207. Thank you, Carol Anderson, for your work in this area.
JULY 4 OUTDOOR SERVICE AND PICNIC
We’re taking our regular Saturday evening service outdoors for the holiday. Join us at 5:00 PM for a picnic, provided by the outreach team. Stay for service at 6:00 PM, then enjoy some ice cream before heading off to fireworks with your family. Bring a neighbor!
VBS WAS A SPLASHING SUCCESS!
We had a fantastic Vacation Bible School week and are praising God for His blessings! More than 200 kids passed through our doors, learning about Christ and having a blast, and we are proud to feature some of those kids in our services this weekend. We would like to give a big shout out to each volunteer who “jumped in” and made this week possible!
DV8 STUDENT SPONSORS
Thank you to all who picked up a bag and are sponsoring a student or chaperone for our CIY trip, June 22-26. Please return your bag to the Student Center this week – it can be left on the coffee bar, for your convenience. Continue to pray for these students, and make plans to join us on July 2 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM to hear testimonies from our time away.
June’s Gathering will highlight retired Army Chaplain Ken Pfeiffer as he leads discussions through a lighthearted and challenging look at Cat & Dog Theology. A dog says “you pet me, feed me, shelter me, love me – you must be God”. A cat conversely says “you pet me, feed me, shelter me, love me – I must be God”. The traits of cats (you exist to serve me) and dogs (I exist to serve you) are often similar to the attitudes we have towards God. Experience this study that will challenge your thinking in deep and profound ways.
BABY BOTTLES CAN HELP “CHANGE” OUR COMMUNITY
Father’s day is next week! Keep collecting those quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies. The change you donate is very important to MAPC and will be used to fund the services we provide. Please pick up your bottle, fill it and return it to the church on the weekend of Father’s Day! If you have any questions, please contact Mountain Area Pregnancy Center at 303.674.5881.