MESSAGE NOTES

Follow Me – The Ransom
Mark 10:32-45
Dr. Jeffrey Clark

The Big Idea: Jesus’ death will make a sacrificial payment for many.

  • A willing sacrifice
  • A prophetic sacrifice
  • A humble sacrifice

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 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?

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.

VIEW FROM THE RIDGE
We are hosting our annual “View from the Ridge” on Sunday, September 20, in the Celebration Center, complete with potluck lunch. This event is dedicated to celebrating what God has done in the past ministry year and prayerfully discerning how He is leading us into His future. Church leadership will recommend the following for our elder board: Mike Kelly, Justin Cates and Nathan Boller. Further, we will propose a new budget for our upcoming fiscal year. We encourage all who consider this church their home to prioritize attendance at this important event.

The potluck luncheon will be directly following the Sunday morning service and we are asking families to bring a main dish and a side dish, salad or dessert. The drinks and paper goods will be provided.

BUDGET NEWS

Below please find a summary of the budget the Elders will propose for our 2015-16 fiscal year. We present this at our churchwide meeting, View from the Ridge, on September 20. Copies of the detailed budget are available in the church office. If you have any questions, please contact Bruce Chaffer.

General                                                  Outreach
387,716                                                    80,352
Growth                                                   Service  
72,009                                                      11,840
Worship                                                  Properties
22,016                                                       135,101
                              Total
                              709,034

CHILD DEDICATIONS

We celebrate with those who have children being dedicated today; Blake Carmichael and Kloe McIver. Please keep these families in prayer.

RIDGEFEST 2015

If you would like to be a vendor, there are less than 10 spots left, so hurry to our website to sign up online! Please contact Debbie Stewart by email at [email protected] if you need further information.

VOCAL ENSEMBLE

Beginning on September 20, from 8:00 – 9:00 AM, we will begin practices for our vocal ensemble in the Celebration Center. After Thanksgiving, this group will be performing Christmas music at several locations. All ages, high school and up, are welcome and no experience is necessary. We look forward to spreading the good news of the Gospel through Christmas music in our community. Please contact Pastor Kerry at [email protected] to express interest.

SMALL GROUPS

Stop by the table in the lobby this weekend for details about our various small groups that will begin during the week of September 13. There are sermon-based and topical groups, including a new start for The Bridge and The Trailhead. A small group is not just another commitment, it’s a place where you can truly connect with and live life alongside others who are seeking to know more about Christ. You can also sign up online through our mobile page, AspenRidgeChurch.org/mobile.

THE BRIDGE

Are you new to Aspen Ridge Church? Are you wondering how to take the next step? We have a small group just for you. It’s called “The Bridge,” and it is a 6-week orientation to church life. Todd & Victoria Ickes will be leading this group and would love to follow up with you personally. Please indicate your interest on a communication card.

TASTE OF CHRISTMAS

Save the date! Our women’s Taste of Christmas will be held on Monday evening, November 9. If you would like to assist us in planning this wonderful event, please contact Michele Force at [email protected] or 720.633.3895. Our first planning meeting will be held Sunday, September 6 in the library, immediately following service.

FREEZER MEAL PREP

Fill your freezer with healthy meals for your family and help provide meals for others in need on Tuesday, September 29 from 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM. Please see the church website for the menu and choose your meals at $12/meal. The payment and order must be received by Friday, September 11 to Michelle Schroeder at [email protected]

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY HAPPENINGS

Children’s Ministry Volunteer Orientation is September 13 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM. Please join us for an informative training in the Fellowship Hall for all current and potential volunteers for children’s ministry. This includes teachers, nursery caregivers, special needs volunteers and kid zone greeters. Lunch is provided and warm fellowship is guaranteed!

Also, don’t miss the start-up of Wednesday Night Dinners and AWANA, beginning September 9. Invite a friend!

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