Human – Significance of The Insignificant
2 Samuel 21:1-14
Dr. Larry Lindquist

The Big Idea: Who we are and what we do may seem insignificant, but God seems to take joy in making what seems insignificant very significant.

Rizpah was:
1. Significantly ______________________
2. Uncomfortably ____________________
3. Unintentionally ____________________


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: What was the biggest surprise for you in the story of Rizpah?

Digging Deeper:

  1. Have you ever done something nice and no one ever noticed? How did that make you feel?
  2. What impressed you most about the person of Rizpah? Read James 1:14-16. What’s the desire that hammers you the most?
  3. What area of your life is it most difficult for you to remain consistent? What setting threatens your consistency most?
  4. What do you think is the difference between success and faithfulness? Is there a difference?
  5. Are you ok if nobody remembers your name…even if you make the effort to ‘make some ripples’ and nobody notices…if you never become famous?

Taking it Home: Is there a person who has ‘made some ripples’ in your life (someone who has done things that have helped you be a better person)? Who is it? If possible, go and tell them –
especially if it is someone who is often overlooked.


We would like to welcome Dr. Larry Lindquist to our services this weekend. Larry is the Director of the Leadership Development Program (MA) at Denver Seminary. 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, Larry will be available in the
Celebration Center, and on Sunday, he will meet you at the Welcome Center.


We would like to thank all who participated in our 50-Year Celebration! We had 75+ people who came out this weekend to work on service projects in the community, visit our afternoon car show and attend our retrospective service that evening. It was great to see old friends and
meet new ones. Again, we want to especially thank Dave and Eva Murray for their leadership to make this celebration a reality!


We will be celebrating a new school year with “move up” weekend on August 20-21. This is the weekend where our children and students will officially graduate to their new classes.


Parents, we know it’s tough raising kids in today’s culture. We want to help. During the weekend of September 24/25, we’ll be focusing on parents and kids in our regular services. We’ll also have some mini-sessions at RidgeFest, along with a topical group on Wednesdays in
October – all designed to help parents with kids, from toddlers to teens. Contact Maryjean Fowler or Debbie Stewart for more information.


Our next scheduled Baptism is the weekend of September 10/11. If you are interested in this opportunity, please let pastoral staff or the church office know, by reserving a spot in one of the three orientations offered with Pastor Jeff. They will be held at 5:00 PM on Saturday, August 20 and 27, and at 8:00 AM on Sunday, August 28.


We would like to invite all present and returning cook teams, and all who might be interested in joining a cook team, to a delicious home-cooked dinner on Wednesday, August 31 at 5:30 PM. Please reserve your spot by contacting Maria, no later than Sunday, August 29, at 303.993.9358 or [email protected] We will be honoring those that served meals last year and discussing opportunities for new volunteers. Invite a friend, and see how God will use you in service in the upcoming year!


Check out our next three weeks! Please note that there will be no DV8 meeting next week on Thursday, August 18 – we are taking a break for the beginning of school. We will meet for a combined (middle and high school) meeting on Thursday, August 25, in the Student Center and Diah Adams will be leading. Our last combined meeting will be Thursday, September 1, in the Student Center for the CIY MIX Share Night and an Open House for all interested in DV8 Student Ministry. We will be sharing, during this meeting, the opportunities available and how you can help! We will return to our regular fall schedule starting September 7/8.


RidgeFest is coming up soon! On Saturday, September 24, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, we’ll be opening up the back parking lot to local vendors, complete with family games, food sales to benefit our DV8 Student Ministries and a whole lot of fun! Online vendor registration is now open on our website, and we’d love to have a full lot!


Mountain Area Pregnancy Center, one of our local missions partners, has a new name and a new office space! They are now Life’s Options Pregnancy Center, and they are hosting an open house, complete with pancake breakfast, on August 20, 9:30 – 11:30 AM. Join them at 27888
Meadow Drive, Unit D, in Evergreen, to celebrate and support this vital local ministry.

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