A Glimpse of Heaven
Revelation 4: 1-8
Context: Revelation is primarily a book about _________________.
Question: Why do we worship God?
- We worship God because He is the sovereign creator of all. (Chap. 4)
- We worship God and the Lamb because He is the redeemer of all. (Chap. 5)
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: This week we saw a glimpse of heaven, and heard reasons about why God is worthy of worship. What effect does the description of the heavenly throne room have on you as you read it? Why do you think John described it in such detail?
- In Revelation 4:8 & 11, the heavenly creatures bow down and worship. Can you think of specific times when reflecting on who God is moved you to worship? What qualities of God move his creatures to worship?
- In Revelation 5:4, John weeps because he could find no one worthy to open the scroll. Do you also long for justice, for this world to be set straight and for all that is wrong to be fixed? When will that take place? How should that make a difference in the way you look at our world today?
- An angel (elder) tells John that the Lamb has overcome. But when John looks he sees a Lamb standing as slain. What does this say about the way we witness and face opposition in the world today?
Taking It Home: What do the songs in Revelation 5:9-13 say to us about the heart of worship in the church? What might it say to our “worship wars” over the correct music, volume, style of songs, etc.?
DR. DAVE MATHEWSON
We would like to welcome Dave Mathewson this weekend at Aspen Ridge Church. Dave is an Associate Professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary and will be sharing with us at multiple gatherings throughout the month. Please see our website for complete details. If you are visiting or are new to our body, we’d love to meet you right after the service – Saturday Dave will be available outdoors or Sunday in the library (Room 207).
STRONGER: A WEEKEND MARRIAGE CONFERENCE
Please set aside the weekend of September 6-8 for a Marriage Conference at Aspen Ridge Church. The cost will be $60 per couple ($40 per single) and will include lunch and dinner on Saturday, childcare and all conference materials. This event will strengthen your marriage in whatever stage of life you and your spouse may find yourselves. Find out more and register online at AspenRidgeChurch.org/stronger.
THE GATHERING FROM AUGUST 11 – SEPTEMBER 1
The Gathering is an interactive group that meets Sunday at 9:00 AM in Room 104. Beginning on August 11and running through September 1, Dave Mathewson will help us take a look at biblical prophecies and events occurring in our lifetime.
FREEZER MEAL PREP IN AUGUST
Michelle Schroeder will guide you through the preparation of “Freezer Meals” on Tuesday, August 20 in the upstairs kitchen from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Toddler and nursery care provided. Please see our website for meal selections and cost, your payment will secure your spot. Contact Michelle at email@example.com with any questions you may have.
Our next Child Dedication ceremony will be held on the weekend of September 21 and 22. We would like to know if you are interested and give time to plan and prayerfully commit to this special dedication. Please contact the church office to participate.
FALL START DATES
Moms in Prayer will begin on August 19 from 9:30 – 10:30 AM in the Chapel. Come and help us pray for our children in their school life.
Community Bible Study (CBS) will begin on September 4 from 12:30 – 2:30 PM, studying the Gospel of John. Please contact Marilyn Betsch at 303.489.6711 with questions or to register.
Saturday Morning Precept Bible Study will begin on September 14 from 8:30 – 10:30 AM and run for 8 weeks. The study is Matthew Part 2 and the workbook cost is $20. Please contact Dottie Manchette by Monday, August 26 at 303.697.9141 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AUGUST MINISTRY HIGHLIGHT
Worship Arts is much more than just music. We have teams that support what happens "on stage" that are crucial to making our services a place where neighbors can find a home in Christ. Lighting, running video presentation software, sound, ushering and set-up/tear down crews are all teams where we are happy to train you if you have the desire to learn. Contact Pastor Kerry or Chaz for more information!
STUDENT MINISTRIES THIS SUMMER
Middle School Ministry will meet Wednesday for a back-to-school party from 6:30 – 9:00 PM at the Hines’ home (10782 Emerald Lane, Conifer). Bring a 2 liter of your favorite soda and meet at the church if you need a ride. High School Ministry will meet this Thursday at the church at 6:00 PM for a ride, returning at 9:00 PM.
MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS (MOPS) OPPORTUNITY
Our MOPS Ministry is looking to fill two childcare positions within our MOPPETS. We meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 9:00 – 11:30 AM, September through May. Volunteer and paid positions are available. This is not simply a childcare position, but a unique opportunity to minister to children about God. Do you desire to encourage Moms who need it? If so, please contact Sommer Randol at 303.674.6890 or email@example.com for more information.
We are looking for vendors to participate in this event on October 5 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Please contact Debbie Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to register.
AWANA is a program for pre-K to 6th grade, building youth into the church leaders of tomorrow. The program has 1 on 1 Bible learning, age appropriate training time, and an exciting game time.
- for the youth who came into a personal relationship with Jesus last year.
- for the youth in the AWANA program, for their personal walks with our Lord and Savior.
- for those who are sharing their valuable time in mentoring these youth in the ways of the Lord.