MESSAGE NOTES

Family Tree – The Lineage of Jesus
Matthew 1:1-6a
Dr. Jeffrey Clark

The Big Idea: Jesus’ lineage extends all the way back to Abraham.

  • Jesus’ Lineage
  • Abraham
  • Judah and his brothers
  • Prominent women

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?

Perceptions: How did you feel about this topic… before this message was even heard? How did the message reinforce, challenge, or adjust your feelings on this topic? What point did you feel most strongly about?

Learning: What did you learn about this topic that perhaps you didn’t know before? What portion(s) of this message included valuable review or insightful perspective? How did this topic develop a Christian “way of thinking” that challenges your view of the world?

Life Change: Where do you need to apply the big idea behind this message? How could this application show up in your life? What difference will this message make going forward? Where do you need help and support in making personal life changes?

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

CHURCH FAMILY DIRECTORY

id you know that there is a directory that can be accessed online, listing our church family’s names and contact information? If you need a number or address, consider checking out our Churchteams directory. Visit AspenRidgeChurch.org/churchteams. A password is required and may be obtained through the church office during normal business hours. Feel free to give us a call with any questions you may have.

ELDER BOARD COMMUNICATION

As a result of our most recent Town Hall Meetings, the Elder Board would like to announce that our new staff position will be a pastoral position. Thank you for your participation in this process. We look forward to serving our community as God leads in the 5-Year Plan.

AN ADDITIONAL SERVICE IN 2016!

We are excited to announce that beginning January 10, we will be adding an additional worship service to our weekends. You can join us on Saturdays at 6:00 PM or on Sunday mornings at 9:00 or 10:45 AM.

We see this additional worship service as one way to realize our dream that everyone in our community would experience God’s love, through the people who make up Aspen Ridge Church. We are encouraging our people to worship in one hour and serve in another!

TOWN HALL MEETINGS UPDATE

Pastor Jeff has summarized the results of the town hall meetings in an online blog post. Check it out at AspenRidgeChurch.org/blog. Feel free to leave comments or questions on the site, or you can email us directly at the emails listed in this worship folder.

THANK YOU FROM THE JACKSON FAMILY

We would like to thank you for your loving kindness, prayers and support for us! Thank you for helping to create a beautiful testimony of God’s great grace. Adrienne, baby Daniel and our family are doing great. With much love, the Jackson family.

DV8 CHRISTMAS HAPPENINGS

Middle and high schoolers, please join DV8 for a special Christmas event, “Advent Art Party,” on Friday, December 11. Students can come from 6:00 -9:00 PM to eat and visit, while painting some advent artwork for the Christmas season!

On December 22, at 5:00 PM, we will be heading on a trip to see the display at Denver Zoo Lights. The cost is $15, but students should make sure to bring extra money for snacks and hot cocoa.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES

Our Christmas Eve services will be held at 3:30 and 5:00 PM, and we would love to celebrate this special time with old and new friends, rejoicing in the birth of Jesus and in our “family tree.” Invite a neighbor, and we’ll see you there!

WEDNESDAY NIGHT MENU

Our menu this week features rotisserie chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, salad and dessert for $2.50 per person or $10 per family. Why not use this time as a way to both feed your family, as well as connect with someone else’s? Join us for a great meal and a chance to get to know someone new!

THE RED KETTLE
Salvation Army
Local Contact: Carol Anderson (303.838.8758)

It’s that time of year again, when you can hear the bells ringing from the storefronts, and you can see the red kettles and the warm smiles in the entryways. These collections help provide for needs within our mountain community, and you can be a part of this time-honored ministry. Sign-ups can be found online at SignUpGenius.com. Enter the email address for the location you would like, [email protected] for Conifer or [email protected] for Evergreen, to select a time that works for your family.

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