The Height of Faith - Jesus’ Higher Work
BIG IDEA: God has indeed spoken, and we had better listen up.
I. God speaks (2:1, 1:1): four assumptions
A. God is ________________________.
B. God intends to _________________________.
C. God must _________________________.
D. God has acted in ways that _________________________.
II. God speaks warningly (2:1-4)
A. Warning: Don’t _______________!
B. Reasons for the warning
1. Jesus is _______________.
2. Judgment is _______________.
3. The Gospel is _______________.
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: Like Bobby Fischer, Greta Garbo or Howard Hughes, have you been in situations when you steadfastly refused to reveal things about yourself? What reasons were behind your desire to withhold self revelation?
- What could we know about God apart from what He has revealed to humans? Do you think that God has revealed everything there is to know about Himself? Why?
- Why do you think that God has chosen to self-reveal certain information about Himself?
- The writer warns of “drift” should we hearers not pay close enough attention “to what we have heard” (2:1). Does this possibility of “drift” apply to Christians? If so, what could “drift” look like for you?
- If there is no escape from neglecting “such a great salvation (2:3),” what information is absolutely, critically, uncompromisingly essential and at the heart of that “great salvation?” In other words, what is the minimal information necessary to believe and accept that “great salvation?”
We are happy to welcome Earl Waggoner as our guest speaker this weekend. Earl is the Dean of Biblical Studies & Theology, College of Adult & Graduate Studies, at Colorado Christian University. If you are visiting, we want to extend a special welcome to you, and we invite you
to an informal reception immediately following our worship service. On Saturday, Earl will be available in the Celebration Center, and on Sunday, he will meet you at the Welcome Center.
CANDIDATE VOTING WEEKEND
If you are a member, we invite you to participate in voting on our candidate for Student Ministries, Kreg Kastelz. Ballots will be distributed and collected during each of our regular services.
The current tenants have moved out of the "Parsonage" rental property that is owned by Aspen Ridge. This property is a 2300 sqft, 3BR/3BA, house with a 2-car garage. It will be available for rent in February. If you or someone you know might be interested in this opportunity, please contact Wayne Shephard at Shephard Realty at 303.674.3343.
THE BRIDGE: ASPEN RIDGE 101
Are you interested in taking a step of commitment toward Aspen Ridge, or becoming a voting member? Attending this six-week orientation is a way to do just that. Our next session begins Sunday, January 22 at 10:45 AM, in the Fireside Room, downstairs. Bob Blake will be leading
this group, and you may let us know of your interest on a communication card.
LIVE IT OUT
Thanks to all who are contributing to Live It Out as we intentionally reach out to our community in practical and loving ways. To contribute, note “Live It Out” on or with your gift.
Gifts (pledged and unpledged) received to date: $ 68,485
Remaining pledged amount: $ 62,307
WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNER
Dinner is at 5:30 PM each Wednesday night during the school year, and it is open to all. This week we are serving sloppy joes, chips, salad and dessert for $2.50 per person or a maximum of $10 per family.
UPCOMING WOMEN’S EVENT
On February 3/4, ladies of Evergreen will gather together at Bergen Park Church to attend “IF:Gathering 2017.” This event serves to equip and unleash the next generation of women to live out their purpose, while seeking God and worshiping together. The cost is $35, with meals
provided. For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and register today at tinyurl.com/ifevergreenco. The registration deadline for this event is Sunday, January 22. To ensure the women of Aspen Ridge will be seated together, please contact Michele Force once you are registered.
Aspen Ridge Church is hosting a CPR Certification Class Saturday, February 11 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Participants will receive a 2-year certification in adult, child, infant CPR, first aid and AED. Cost is $35 per person. Please register by contacting Debbie atDebbie.Stewart@AspenRidgeChurch.org.