Human – Doing God a Favor?
2 Samuel 7:1-3
BIG IDEA: The Christian life is all about responding to God.
- David wants to do a __________ for God. (v. 1-2)
- Nathan reverses his __________. (v. 3,17)
- God sets them both ___________. (v. 5-16)
- David truly ___________ to God. (v. 18-29)
Quick Review: Looking back at your notes from this week’s teaching, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged or confused you?
- What is the most significant element to you about how David responded to God?
- What are some specific instances of the appearance of God’s grace in this interaction among God, Nathan and David?
- Are you as quick to change course as Nathan?
- Have you ever thought you did, or could do, a favor for God? What was it? Was it truly a favor for Him?
- What spiritual, mental and/or physical challenges do you face in truly responding to God?
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 Earl will be available in the Celebration Center, and on Sunday, he will meet you at the Welcome Center.
Through the end of the year, the office will be closed on Mondays. Hours on Tuesday through Thursday will be 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Fridays from 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM. We will also be closing our main office on Thursday, November 10, so that our staff may attend a Converge Conference.
Pastor Jeff has referenced our statement of faith and our church covenant in a recent sermon. If you would like to access these documents, they can both be found on our website.
LIVE IT OUT: OUTREACH PROJECT FUNDING
Almost $10,000 of our Live It Out gift intentions will be available for community outreach projects. We are inviting all of our small groups to dream and pray about potential outreach projects and to submit support requests to Eric at EricKrajewski@gmail.com. One easy way to serve with your small group is by decorating a trunk for Aspen Hollow. We are still in need of many more!
The 25% increase in revenues over the prior year presented at the View from the Ridge was an overstatement. The revenue base for the current budget year included some designated receipts that should not have been included in that calculation. The correct increase in revenue for general fund giving for the current budget year is 4%. Please contact the elders with any questions regarding this information.
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 your gift.
Gifts (pledged and unpledged) received to date: $ 51,977
Remaining pledged amount: $ 73,059
ASPEN HOLLOW: TRUNK-OR-TREAT
Trunk sign-ups continue this weekend! We want to fill the lower lot with decorated vehicles for our October 31 trunk-or-treat as an act of love towards our community. The event takes place from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Candy donations are also welcome (nut-free candy encouraged). We need a big push this week to get this event off the ground!
PARENTING SMALL GROUP: SPECIAL SPEAKER
The parenting small group will be hosting a special speaker on the topic of self-harm and suicide prevention on October 27, 6:30 PM, in the Fellowship Hall. Clark Wilhelm will talk to parents on this sensitive issue before sharing with the students during DV8 in November. Clark comes to us from Southeast Christian Church and has worked as a counselor and assistant principal for the past 24 years. Please invite other parents in the community to join us for this outreach program – all parents are welcome! WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNER Our menu this week includes Mexican stew over rice, salad and brownies for $2.50 per person or $10 per family. See you Wednesday at 5:30 PM!
MOPS BARN DANCE: THROUGH THE DECADES
The annual MOPS Barn Dance will be held November 4, 6:30 - 9:30 PM, at The Barn. Limited childcare will be available by pre-registering with Meredith at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are $15/pair in advance or $10/each at the door. Look for tickets in the lobby next weekend.
TASTE OF CHRISTMAS WOMEN’S EVENT
The 21st annual Taste of Christmas will be held on November 14, 6:30 – 8:00 PM, $8 per person. Tickets will be sold in the lobby, beginning November 5, or you may purchase them from the church office (not sold at the door). Ladies are asked to bring a favorite appetizer or dessert to share. This year’s speaker, Tricia Lott-Williford, will present, “The Best Gifts I Never Wanted.” No childcare is available for this event.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Boxes are now available to support Operation Christmas Child. These lovingly packed boxes are distributed to children in need around the world. Stop by the lobby table to pick up a box and to chat with our project leads about ideas for filling it. Boxes must be returned by November 13.