Human – After God’s Heart 2 Samuel 7:8-12 Dr. Jeffrey Clark
Question: What about David made him a man after God’s own heart?
- Not his morality.
- Not his family.
- Not his rule.
- Instead, it was…
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: Most of us want to be known for what we do well. We want to be praised and commended by others. However, King David is known for many things he did NOT do well. React.
- The message included a number of sins or weaknesses in David’s life. These did not preclude him from being described as a man after God’s own heart. Discuss.
- Review 2 Samuel 7:4-17 and note the initiative God took with David. Review this covenant God made with David. Also, the initiative God took with David did not mitigate personal responsibility. Discuss.
- David is described as a man after God’s own heart (1 Samuel 13:14; Acts 13:22). Discuss what this did and did not mean in David’s life. How can you cultivate a heart for God?
Taking it Home: We hosted three Town Hall Exchanges, alongside the week’s message. If you were not able to attend, seek out someone who did, and ask them for a summary. Consider how to encourage one another toward cultivating a heart for God and each other as we Live It Out together. Pray for God’s guidance, blessing and favor to come to Aspen Ridge Church.
If you are visiting, we want to extend a special welcome to you, and we 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.
TOWN HALL EXCHANGE
After each service this weekend, we will host a Town Hall Exchange to delve into questions that have been submitted regarding our Live It Out initiative. It is our desire to continue the conversations about how God is leading our body and how we can respond to His call. If you have questions that you did not previously submit, please plan to attend on Saturday at 7:00 PM or Sunday at 11:45 AM. There is a third option on Sunday at 10:00 AM, however, due to limited time between services, this session may be dedicated to previously submitted questions only.
STUDENT MINISTRY UPDATE
We are pleased to announce that Marty Lake has accepted the role of Interim Director of Student Ministries. Marty will be working with our existing workers and small group leaders to ensure continuity and excellence for students and families.
Our church leadership has also asked Ron Kilgore to lead a search team for a new head of Student Ministries. Ron has accepted and will begin to assemble a team that will launch out in search of God’s provision. For more details on both of these important issues, please see Pastor Jeff’s Student Ministry blog on our website.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE HEADLEYS
Hunter and Lauren Headley are pleased to announce that they are expecting their first child. Please continue to keep them in your prayers as they embark on their new journey.
ASPEN RIDGE MOPS
We are gratefully accepting donations in the Student Center during the following hours: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM on July 11-14 and 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM on July 15. If you would like to make a donation, please contact Kristin by phone at 913.709.3624. (No electronics, please.)
SUMMER SCHEDULE UPDATES
Please note that the Men’s Breakfast will be suspended for the month of July, in light of the upcoming Men’s Retreat. Also, please note that the Hymn Sing will resume in September.
DV8 STUDENTS NEED SPONSORS
Please stop at the table in the entryway and pick up a packet to bless a student. We have eight MIX students left (some new packets), and we want them to know how much we love and support them.
CIY MOVE is here! We leave Monday, June 27, from the church. Please arrive at 6:00 AM with your parent/guardian to clear paperwork and van assignments for our departure.
RETRO ROCK: VBS 2016
VBS was amazing! Thanks to all of our faithful volunteers who poured themselves into the fun and let God SHINE His glory through them. Thank you for serving! We were blessed by the 150+ children who attended this year, and we look forward to hearing them sing in our services this weekend.
CONVERGE 2016: REACH
Aspen Ridge Church would like to send some delegates to this year’s Converge 2016 conference with author and speaker, Francis Chan. Get a fresh take on evangelism and learn about new missions opportunities in your neighborhood and around the world. The conference will be held June 29 – July 1 at Mission Hills Church in Littleton. Please contact Barb Achenbach at 720.301.4201, if you are interested.
KIDS GUITAR CAMP
If you are between the ages of 8-12 and have ever wanted to learn to play guitar, this camp is for you! On August 1-4, from 9:00 – 10:15 AM, join us for a fun introduction to this amazing instrument. The cost is only $50, and you don’t have to own a guitar to participate. Contact Kerry at [email protected] to sign up.
ASPEN RIDGE MEN’S ADVENTURE
On Thursday evening, July 7, through Sunday afternoon, July 10, we are meeting at the AEI Base Camp in Taylor Park (CO) for cabin lodging with meals at the on-site dining hall. There will be formal devotional times, coupled with various adventures: zip lines, fly fishing, 4-wheeling, rock climbing, hiking and a summit ascent, to name a few. The cost is $155/person, with a deposit of $50 to hold your spot. The online registration deadline is Friday, June 30, at AEIBaseCamp.com/open-enrollment-registration. Please call Cal Welsh at 303.579.7756 or Eric Krajewski at 720.380.5781 for more info.