Follow Me – The Stain
Mark 7:1-23
Dr. Jeffrey Clark

Question: What makes a human being clean before God?

  • Jesus and the religious leaders agree that human beings are unclean before God.
  • Jesus disagrees, however, that “outside” cleaning restores a person to God.
  • Jesus states that “inside” cleaning is what restores a person to God.


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 brought 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?


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.


Bulletin announcements can only say so much. We’d love to continue conversations with you online, through our Facebook page and our website. Comment on Pastor Jeff’s latest blog entry, check out pictures from DV8 Student Ministry’s trip to CIY and let us know how we can be in prayer for you. We believe church is more than just a weekly gathering!


It may be that you are interested in baptism for yourself or a family member. Our next baptism will be the weekend of August 29 and 30. Please be in touch with church leadership by August 15 if you would like to participate in the next baptism!


Do you know a Muslim or have a Muslin friend? Are you interested in discovering the three reasons Muslims differ with the fundamentals of the Christian faith…and in knowing how Christians can influence Muslims like Jesus would? Please join us the weekend of August 1 and 2 as Jim Ardill, one of our missionary partners, provides answers to these important questions during our weekend services.


Kids Guitar Camp is fast-approaching! We are limiting it to 8 students this year in order to improve the experience. You can sign up until August 3—if it doesn’t fill up before then! Save your spot now…cost is $50. Please email Pastor Kerry to register your child(ren) at [email protected]


Do you have items or services you would like to display or sell at our fall celebration, RidgeFest, on September 26? Please contact Debbie Stewart to join us as a vendor! Check out our website for more details or to register.


Middle school and high school students, please join us for Back Porch at the Askins’ home on Thursday, July 23 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Vans will leave the church promptly at 6:00 PM! If you would like join us for a great day at Elitch Gardens on Saturday, July 25 (including a Christian concert), please see our DV8 Student Ministry Facebook page. There is a Signup Genius listing all the details, and you can reserve your spot that way.


The balance of July will see Dr. Jeffrey Clark taking us through an enlightening look at the Kingdom of God through the teachings of Jesus. Historically, Christians have viewed the Kingdom of God in many varied and diverse ways – but the real question is, “How and what did Jesus teach us on this very important topic?”


Aspen Ridge Mothers of Preschoolers are hosting their annual yard sale on August 8, from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM. If you have items you would like to donate, please contact them to arrange a drop-off time in the church annex. They will also be collecting items in the student center during the week prior to the sale. Support our MOPS ladies and the amazing outreach that they provide to families in our community!

Steve and Ann Miller
World Team, New York City


  • For safe travels of 8000+ miles to celebrate our 50th anniversary.
  • For health checkups that show we are good to go for another year.


  • For safe travel back to NYC.
  • For preparations for the 20± interns that are arriving in NYC and will begin the 10-month program on August 1.
  • For our spiritual renewal as we launch into this intense training.
  • For preparation for our first grandchild’s wedding on August 21.

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