The Height of Faith – Jesus is Greater
Todd Ickes, Reclaim Ministries
The Big Idea: Jesus is worthy of our consideration and confession.
Consider our heavenly calling, and fix your thoughts on Jesus.
Jesus is the faithful apostle, high priest and son.
God is the builder, and we are the house.
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: On an average day what do you spend your time thinking about? What do you obsess over? How can you create a plan to evaluate your thought life?
- The word confess means “to declare faith in or adherence to; to acknowledge or avow by way of revelation; to own or admit as true.” Words are powerful. Who or what do you confess? What do you hear yourself confessing on a given day?
- Servant versus Son: How do you view God (i.e. judge, impersonal, father, etc.)? How do you view Jesus?
- The Bible describes God as our Father and Jesus as our brother, and us as God’s house…and Jesus’ body. These are personal and powerful words. Do you see yourself as God sees you? Does how you see yourself align with God’s Word?
Taking it Home: Is Jesus “greater” in your life? In what ways have you surrendered to Him? In what ways has He shown himself greater? Is there an area in your life that Jesus is asking you to surrender to him?
We are happy to welcome Todd Ickes as our guest speaker this weekend. Todd is the founder and director of Reclaim Ministries. 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, Todd will be available in the Celebration Center, and on Sunday, he will meet you at the Welcome Center.
CONVERGE ANNUAL MEETING – 2017
Together to Transform: 2017 will be held on March 10/11 at Cheyenne Hills Church in Cheyenne, WY. Online registration is available at TogetherToTransform.org for $39 per adult and $15 per child, through February 23. There is a separate Friday luncheon cost. The Conference focus will be “redemptively reaching the people we often avoid.” Please check our media stands for a brochure listing more details, a conference schedule and a listing of breakout leaders/sessions.
SPIRITUAL RENEWAL CONFERENCE
Pastors in the mountain community are reaching out as one to connect, engage and grow together with the surrounding community on February 24/25 at Aspen Ridge Church. The cost is only $35 per person for both days, and registration includes lunch. There will be multiple speakers and breakout sessions on topics from “Witnessing to Muslims” to “Children and Student Ministry.” More information can be found at L-C-C.org. Consider being a part of an incredible gathering of faith from our community, right here in our building!
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 not pledged) received to date: $ 72,139
Remaining pledged amount: $ 59,437
STUDENT MISSION TRIP FORMS
Information and forms have been handed out to students regarding the missions trip to Cabo, Mexico, from June 25 - July 3. Parents, please look these over with your students. A deposit of $250 is due on March 5.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNER
Dinner is at 5:30 PM each Wednesday night during the school year, and it is open to all. Join us this week for a hot meal for only $2.50 per person or a maximum of $10 per family. Bring a friend!
SMALL GROUP SERVICE PROJECTS
There is still funding available from our Live It Out initiative for those groups that would like to initiate a service project within our community. If you have an idea, submit a proposal to Eric at firstname.lastname@example.org, with details about your goals and audience. He will then contact you to discuss options. Keep inviting your neighbors to find a home in Christ together!
SMALL GROUP LEADER TRAINING
If you currently lead a small group, you are invited to a leader training on Saturday, February 25 at 5:00 PM at Aspen Ridge. Spouses are welcome, as we know they are a vital part of leading a group. Dinner will be provided following the meeting. Please request childcare, if needed, so it can be arranged. This will be a time to share what’s working and challenges you may be facing. There will also be some ideas and discussion on how to enhance small group meetings. Please make plans to attend. Contact Bob Blake with questions.