PRETENDERS…NOT THE REAL THING, JOHN 10:7-10
Jesus is the door that provides exclusive access to eternal
Thieves and Robbers (v 8)
who came before
kill and destroy
Door (v 9)
- Where have you seen our culture echo the idea that there can’t be only one true religion? Are all religions viable pathways to a relationship with God?
- Jesus tells of others who try to enter the sheep fold by stealth. Who are the enemies of God’s people and what are they characterized by? Why is their teaching so dangerous?
- Salvation means to “save from danger, to keep safe and sound.” How is salvation a past event, a present process, and a future anticipation?
GATHERING: MARRIAGE SERIES
Gathering is a highly interactive small group that meets every
Sunday, is always “open” and welcomes guests and visitors. Each
month a different topic is discussed. In April the focus is marriage.
What works well in marriage and what does not? Different couples from
Aspen Ridge will discuss what they have found strengthens their
marriage as well as pitfalls to avoid. Come join us at 9:00 AM
downstairs in room 104.
SERIES: HEALING FOR THE SPIRITUALLY BURNED
new teaching series is in full-swing. Last week Pastor Jeff shared
how Jesus wants to heal the spiritually burned and wants to use us to
bring healing to the world. Don’t miss out on the rest of this
sign up! Small groups begin this week and coordinate with our message
series entitled “Healing for the Spiritually Burned.” Please
refer to the small group insert in your bulletin or the website at
AspenRidgeChurch.org under the “groups and classes” tab.
you a graduating senior of high school or college? Do you know a
graduating senior? If so, please send those names to the church
May 18 and 19 all high school and college graduates will be
recognized during the services. Be here so you don’t miss out!
of Preschoolers is winding down for the year, but it’s not too late
to enjoy some much needed fellowship with other moms. On April 23,
join them for “Jazz and Java.” May 14 will be a “Farewell Luau”
to end the regular meetings. As summer approaches, however, don’t
despair. MOPS moms and kids will continue to have park days every
Tuesday at 10:00 AM. June gatherings will be at Marshdale Park and
July will be at Kittredge Park.
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER
May 2, is the 62nd
annual National Day of Prayer. This year at Aspen Ridge, existing
small groups will focus on acknowledging this National event by
praying for our community, our state and our country. For more
information visit the website, nationaldayofprayer.org.
MINISTRY HIGHLIGHT: CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
Bible School is June 17-21 from 8:45 AM – 12:00 PM. The theme is
Go Fish’s, “Gotta Move,” designed to give children an
understanding of what it means to be a Christian and to walk with
God. Through each lesson children will see that God provides
everything we need to be close to Him. He does require a response,
however. Having faith means that we Gotta
fun is not just for kids, though. We need special people to volunteer
for this exciting week of ministering to children. Join the adventure
and sign up at the VBS table in the lobby!
deposit of $50 is due Sunday, May 12, for the Middle School and High
School Students who are going on the trip this summer. The team will
work with impoverished people of all ages. Join the team and share
the love of Jesus with Denver’s less fortunate. Total price for
this week of ministry is only $135. Check out the church website or
see Pastor Casey for details.
Lewis and Jay Johnson are in Uganda, Africa, strengthening the
outreach of Christian churches in the region by repairing damaged
wells. To support this trip indicate “Africa Trip” on a check or