Words to Build a Life On – The Sermon on the Mount
Matthew 5:2-5
Dr. Jeffrey Clark

Question: What difference may Jesus’ “blessings” make in your life?

  • Jesus’ “blessings” make a difference for the foundation of your life.
  • Jesus’ “blessings” make a difference for the good news in your life.


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

My Story: Happiness is a quality that people generally aspire to possess. Our country’s founding documents include a purpose clause about the pursuit of happiness. Recall some occasions in which you have been especially happy. Why? Recall some occasions in which you have been especially unhappy. Why?

Digging Deeper:

  1. The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-16) have been made analogous to the 10 Commandments (Exodus 20:3-17). How are these passages similar to and different from one another? How are these similarities and differences important for you?
  2. The qualities valued by Jesus Christ are much different than those valued by our world. Take some time to review what our world values. How do these compare to what Jesus values?
  3. “Blessed are those who mourn,” is the second phrase Jesus introduces. It describes intense mourning at the deepest level (Psalm 39:12; 56:18). What kind of mourning pleases God’s heart?

Taking It Home: The first three Beatitudes have to do with a type of progress toward the gospel. Where do you find yourself in this pilgrim’s progress? What is your next step toward God?


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, Pastor Jeff will be available in the Celebration Center, and on Sunday, Pastor Jeff and his wife Mary will meet you at the Welcome Center in the entryway.


Please join us for a Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, May 31 at 5:30 PM in the chapel or Sunday, June 1 at 9:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall. The purpose of this meeting will be to relay some of what we have learned from our intentional effort to enlist support in our decision making process for the next five years. We are looking forward to sharing this information with you.


Please join us as we honor our graduating seniors this weekend in our services. If you see any of the following, please give them a personal word of congratulations:

Hannah Adams – Homeschool High School Graduate
Sarah Betsch – Homeschool High School Graduate
Justin Bergman – CO School of Mines College Graduate
David Clark – Conifer High School Graduate
Bethany Knight – Conifer High School Graduate
Grace Studer – Conifer High School Graduate
Mikayla Weese – Homeschool High School Graduate
Jacob Wilking – Conifer High School Graduate


It is not too late! If you did not get your Ministry Menu turned in, we are happy to receive them in the church office.


Join us on June 14 at 8:00 AM in the kitchen at Aspen Ridge Church for food, fellowship and to study God’s Word. Men of all ages are welcome.


For the month of June, our regularly scheduled hymn sing has been moved to Sunday, June 15. Join us at 8:30 AM in the Chapel as we worship God through traditional hymns.


Vacation Bible School days are quickly approaching, and on June 9, you will find “Weird Animals” taking over the campus! Will you be one of them? Join us on an adventure as we seek Jesus’ one-of-a-kind love! Children can be pre-registered online, and adults and teens can sign up in the lobby to volunteer. Don’t miss out on this amazing summer event!


We are continuing “The Truth Project” for the next several weeks. Any and all are welcome to join us for this exciting study. This week we are looking at history. Come and check out this educational, stimulating and truthful series.


Parents of students attending the Christ In Youth camp in July, please make note that the balance of your camper’s fee is due to Hunter Headley by June 8. We covet your prayers for this trip and all of our summer activities. Please check our website for all of the exciting events planned.

Mountain Area Pregnancy Center, Evergreen

Father’s day is almost here! Keep collecting quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies. The change you donate is very important to MAPC, and will be used to fund the services they provide. Please pick up your bottle, fill it and then return it to the table in the entryway on Father’s Day, June 15!

The “Mother’s Closet” at MAPC is also currently in need of baby clothes (size 6 and smaller), gently used infant girl clothing, diapers (especially sizes 4-6) and baby wipes. If you would like to donate any of these items, they would be greatly appreciated.


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