MESSAGE NOTES

“THEREFORE…”
(A Prequel to Transformation)

Romans 1-11
Steve Cyphers

Big Idea: The WALLS of Righteousness prevent us from Knowing God, but the GATES of GRACE are God’s Provision for walking in His Spirit.

         WALLS                                                                                      GATES

Guilt                                                                                     Justification
Romans 1-5                                                                          Romans 5:1-2

Sinful Tendencies                                                                 Regeneration
Romans 6-8                                                                         Romans 8:1-4

Sovereign Election                                                               Universal Opportunity
Romans 9-11                                                                         Romans 10:13

HOW THEN SHALL WE LIVE?

Problem
Power
Program

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Quick Review: Looking back at your notes from this week’s teaching, what topics from PAUL’S letter are speaking to you today?

Discussion Questions:

  1. How are the three WALLS of Separation relevant in our time?

                                   GUILT
                                   SINFUL TENDENCIES
                                   SOVEREIGN ELECTION

      2.  Do the three GATES that open a way for us to know God seem relevant in our time?

                                    JUSTIFICATION
                                    REGENERATION
                                    EVANGELISM

      3.  What are we to do to act on the three applications of PAUL’S letter to ROME?

                                    PROBLEM
                                    POWER
                                    PROGRAM

NEWCOMERS RECEPTION

We would like to welcome one of our own, Steve Cyphers, as our guest speaker today. Steve taught at Evergreen High School for 30 years and retired from Colorado Christian University as a professor. Steve was also our Youth Pastor for 13 years. If you are visiting today, we want to extend a special welcome to you and invite you to an informal reception immediately following our worship service. On Saturday, Steve will be available in the Celebration Center, and on Sunday, he will meet you at the Welcome Center in the entryway.

NEW ATTITUDE

We are beginning a new six-week series that encourages us to use our God-given talents and abilities to serve others and to glorify the Gift- Giver. Prayerfully consider where you may volunteer within the church, and don’t forget to pick up your family folder in the entryway as you leave today. Contact the church office, or check out the website for more information.

THE BRIDGE

The Bridge will begin a new session on April 6 at 9:00 AM. If you are interested in learning more about Aspen Ridge and about how your special giftings can encourage and minister to others within the body, join us downstairs in the Fireside Room for this small group.

SMALL GROUP SIGNUPS

There will be a table in the entryway this weekend to learn more information about and to sign up for a small group. If you have not yet committed to one of these groups, prayerfully consider getting involved. The benefits of gathering in small groups are tremendous, and we have truly seen God’s hand at work through this vital ministry.

QUARTERLY MINISTRY TEAMS POTLUCK

Ministry Team leaders and team members, the quarterly potluck meeting is Tuesday, April 8 from 5:30 – 7:00 PM in the chapel. Please contact your leader or the church office with any questions.

A HEARTFELT THANK YOU

We have recently learned that our Women’s Ministry Chairman of many years, Debbie Riedel is stepping down due to recent changes in her life. We would like to praise and affirm Debbie for her faithfulness, and thank her for the many ways she has blessed Aspen Ridge through her
service.

MOPS HOP EASTER EGG HUNT

Please join our Mothers of Preschoolers for a free community Easter egg hunt on April 19 at 10:00 AM at Marshdale Park. Children ages 0-10 and their families are invited to enjoy candy, books, toys, face painting, games and more!

EASTER WEEKEND

Whether you’re feeling “hollow” or excited to celebrate the “hollow” tomb, join us Easter weekend for an exciting series of events:
     April 18 Good Friday service – 6:30 PM
     April 19 Saturday dinner – 5:00 PM
     April 19 Saturday service – 6:00 PM
     April 20 Easter breakfast – 8:00 AM
     April 20 Sunday services – 9:00 & 10:30 AM
                   (Small groups may fold into 9:00 AM service.)
We are anticipating maximum capacity with guests and visitors on and around Easter. In order to alleviate this anticipated overcrowding, please consider attending our Saturday evening service at 6:00 PM and/or our additional Sunday morning service at 9:00 AM. We will be offering breakfast on Sunday at 8:00 AM and dinner on Saturday at 5:00 PM.

STUDENT MINISTRIES

We are having another DV8 Date Night Fundraiser for our trip in July to the Christ In Youth summer camp at the University of Nebraska. The date is April 25 from 5:00 – 9:30 PM. Please help us pass the word to parents who would love a night out and an opportunity to support our youth.

MISSIONS OUTREACH

Ben and Judy McComb, Youth Net Work – Teen Lunch Clubs
[email protected]

Praise

  • for the Evergreen Teen Lunch club which continues to be a highlight of the students’ week and the largest attended student club on or off campus.

Pray

  • for students to draw into a closer relationship with God.
  • for attendance to continue to increase.

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