MESSAGE NOTES
 

Words to Build a Life On – Jesus on Treasures
Matthew 6:19-24
Norm Lewis

The Big Idea: Jesus asks that we place our trust in Him in all areas of our lives.

  • Eternal Treasures
  • A healthy eye
  • A choice of masters

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Quick Review: Looking back at your notes from this week’s teaching, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged or confused you?

Digging Deeper:

  1. As you look at your life, what evidence do you gather about where you invest your time, talents and treasures?
  2. In Ecclesiastes 5:10-12, the writer dialogs about the burden of possessions. When have you ever felt enslaved by your treasures? Describe.
  3. In the Parable of the Rich Fool in Luke 12:13-21, Jesus describes a man with the wrong perspective on possessions. What does Jesus mean when he says that the rich fool “is not rich towards God” (verse 21)? How can one become rich towards God?
  4. We need money to function in our world. Where is the distinction between using money to function in our world and serving money?

Taking It Home: Do you have a treasure that is idle or that “moths and rust” will destroy? Consider this week how this treasure can be converted to a heavenly treasure.

WEEKEND MESSAGE FROM NORM LEWIS

This weekend we have the privilege of hearing from Norm Lewis, a trusted servant leader in the Aspen Ridge family. Norm is the chairman of the elder board and is a small group leader; further, he is a prominent part of our Converge Rocky Mountain movement and is a member of our Aspen Ridge preaching team.

NEWCOMERS RECEPTION

If you are visiting, we want to extend a special welcome to you and invite you to an informal reception immediately following our worship service. On Saturday, Norm will be available in the Celebration Center, and on Sunday, he and his wife, Kathy, will meet you at the Welcome Center in the entryway.

NOTE FROM PASTOR KERRY – WORSHIP ARTS

Our new speakers are up and running! Thank you for your patience as we test and configure this new equipment –striving to make this a place where our neighbors can find a home in Christ. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Pastor Kerry.

RHINESMITH FAREWELL

Dick and Patty Rhinesmith will be moving to Lake Granby in late October. We would like to honor them with a reception immediately following the Sunday morning service this weekend. Please bring a card or note for them to send them off with our prayers and best wishes.

LOVE & RESPECT SMALL GROUP

“Women need love. Men need respect. It’s as simple and as complicated as that.” Dr. Emerson and Sarah Eggerichs present a dynamic, high energy, practical approach, designed to help couples everywhere achieve stronger relationships. This small group will be led by Steve & Debbie Herman. If you are interested in participating, please let our church office know.

THE GATHERING

The Gathering will feature Dr. Dave Mathewson (professor, Denver Seminary) for October and November in an exciting survey of the New Testament. Join in as Dave also provides keen insights and tips for lifetime Bible learning techniques – things that seminary students have to learn the hard way! In December, it will feature Pastor Jeff in a fun, interesting, and sometimes lighthearted, look at the Christmas season.

ASPEN HOLLOW: TRUNK OR TREAT

On October 31, we will fill the lot with vehicles to provide a safe place for kids to “trunk or treat” in our community. Would you or your small group partner with us to decorate a trunk and hand out candy? Please contact Maryjean Fowler to get involved. We are also collecting boxes for our students to build a cardboard maze for this event – big sizes are appreciated. Drop them off in the Student Center.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT MENU

On our menu this week is chicken curry, rice, steamed vegetables, toppings, salad and dessert for $2.50 per person ($10.00 per family maximum). Invite a neighbor and share a meal with us!

MOPS BARN DANCE

The third annual Barn Dance, Silent Auction & Chili Cook Off will be on Saturday, November 8, 2014 (5:30 – 9:30 PM) at The Barn. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased in the church office. Have a great chili recipe that you want to share and be crowned Best Chili Chef for 2014? Sign up in the church office! Please bring chili that serves 8-10 people to The Barn by 4:45 PM on November 8, with a ladle marked with your name.

WOMEN’S MINISTRY EVENT

This year’s event will be called, Taste of Joy, and will feature Ginger Millermon in testimony and song on Monday, November 10. All women are invited to bring an appetizer or dessert to share and to join us in preparing our hearts for the upcoming holiday season. Tickets are $8 each.

MISSIONS OUTREACH
Lorye McLeod, CEO
Mountain Resource Center (an Aspen Ridge Ministry Partner)

Like working retail? The Mountain Resource Center Resale Store is in dire need of additional volunteers to work various daytime shifts Mondays through Saturdays. Call 303.838.7552, Ext 18 for more information.

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