MESSAGE NOTES

Words to Build a Life On – To Judge or Not to Judge
Matthew 7:1-6
Dr. Dave Mathewson

  • The Command, v. 1.
  • The Reason, v. 2.
  • An Illustration, vv. 3-5
  • A Balance, v. 6.

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. Why do you think we are so quick to have a judgmental attitude towards other Christians?
  2. In what ways do we demonstrate a judgmental attitude?
  3. How do you react to v. 2? What is Jesus saying will happen if we judge?
  4. When is it appropriate to “judge properly?” What would this look like? What might the benefits be?

WEEKEND MESSAGE FROM DAVE MATHEWSON

This weekend we are privileged to hear from Dave Mathewson. Dave serves our church family as an elder, a teacher in our Gathering small group and a member of our Aspen Ridge preaching team. In our community, Dave is a professor at Denver Seminary. Dave and his wife, Joyce, have been part of our body since 2012, and we welcome him as he speaks today.

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, Dave will be available in the Celebration Center, and on Sunday, he and his wife, Joyce, will meet you at the Welcome Center in the entryway.

THE GATHERING

We meet on Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall with Dave Mathewson for October and November in an exciting survey of the New Testament. Then in December, it will feature Pastor Jeff in a fun, interesting and, at times, lighthearted look at the Christmas season.

WILLING AND READY TO SERVE OUR COMMUNITY?

If you missed the video, or would like to see it again, we have posted it to our website at AspenRidgeChurch.org/video. Thank you for any input you have regarding our parking lot and volunteer challenges, and for helping us find creative ways to connect with and serve our community.

THE BRIDGE

This is a small group that is designed for those who may be relatively new to Aspen Ridge Church. We meet Sundays at 9:00 AM in the fireside room downstairs, with a focus on Aspen Ridge vision, values and beliefs. Feel free to contact the church office for more information.

5-YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN TEAM

This team has met and is excited to begin fulfilling its purpose of putting together a 5-year strategic plan to present to our church family in 7-8 months time. Jeff Clark, Dave Bruce, Justin Cates, Eric Krajewski, Raney Kilgore, Kyndall Nixon and Melissa Whaley covet your prayers as they seek to follow God’s direction in planning.

ASPEN HOLLOW: TRUNK OR TREAT

This weekend is the final time to sign up for providing a trunk at our new community outreach event. Will you partner with us in reaching out to our neighbors? The fun begins on October 31 at 6:00 PM! Please add your name to the list in the lobby so that we can make sure we have enough trunks and treats for those attending.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT MENU

Our menu this week is baked barbeque chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, veggies, salad and dessert. For only $10, you can feed your entire family! Don’t worry about what to make for diner this week…let us take care of the details!

MOPS BARN DANCE

The third annual Barn Dance, Silent Auction & Chili Cook Off will be on Saturday, November 8 (5:30 – 9:30 PM) at The Barn. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased in the church office. Do you 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 – A TASTE OF JOY

This year’s event will feature Ginger Millermon in testimony and song. On Monday, November 10 at 6:15 PM, 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 and can be purchased through Charlotte Carlson at 303.838.2833.

MISSIONS OUTREACH

Buy your tickets now for Mountain Resource Center’s “Empty Bowls” to support services to families in our mountain community. Enjoy a delicious meal of soup, bread and dessert. Receive a gift bowl as a reminder that a neighbor may be hungry today. Events will be held from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM and 5:00 – 8:00 PM on November 5 at Mountain Resource Center in Conifer and from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM on November 6 at the Evergreen Lake House. Tickets are available for a donation of $25. Call 303.838.7552 or visit their website at mrcco.org.
 

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