The Height of Faith – Who Can You Trust?
The Big Idea: God is trustworthy.
I. Abraham: The _________________
A. Received ____________ from God
B. Waited ______________
C. Experienced __________________________
D. Exercised ______________
II. God: The _________________
Four proofs of trustworthiness:
III. Us: The _________________
What’s your ________?
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: Do you find it difficult to trust people? What are some of the experiences in your life which have made it difficult to trust others? Are there experiences in your life which makes trusting others easy?
- Given what you know about Abraham, including insight from Hebrews 6:13-20, would you call him utterly consistent in responding faithfully to God? Or was God merciful toward Abraham even in His fulfillment of the promises? Do you recognize God’s mercy in His dealings with you, even regarding divine promises?
- What’s the best and most personal lesson you can take from Abraham’s story, especially as it concerns imitating his faith (Hebrews 6:12)?
- Of the four “P-word” proofs of God’s trustworthiness, which one is most personal and significant to you? What is the promise from God to you which is most current and cogent to your life today?
- Based on your answer to the question under III. (in the sermon outline), what are you prepared to admit, then do about it?
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 will meet you at the Welcome Center.
Join us for prayer for our ministry and weekend services, downstairs in the Fireside Room, from 10:15 – 10:40 AM. This is a special time to pray for visitors, as well as our leadership and body. All you need to do is show up with a heart towards prayer!
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Sign-up in the lobby to volunteer for the greatest outreach we have for kids in this community! Our theme is “Maker Fun Factory: Created by God and Built for a Purpose.” There are many ways to serve, from providing snacks to our workers, to games, to teaching a Bible lesson.
VBS is June 5-9, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Also, online registration is now live for registering children. Check out our website and get your kids registered before classes fill up!
GRADUATION OPEN HOUSE
Please join us for the High School Graduation Open House at The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park on Sunday, May 21 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM. We are honoring John Betsch, Rhett Kilgore, Levi Barber, Caleb Kopp, Kendyl Born, Grace Lloyd, Jacie Cates, Alissa Sheffer and Amy Fuester.
LET’S GET TOGETHER
Because we know that family schedules change in the summer, Aspen Ridge will experiment with a modified “summer schedule” in 2017. Beginning the weekend of June 3/4, we will suspend our Saturday evening services and offer the regular Sunday morning services of 9:00
and 10:45 AM. We do see an important future for our Saturday Night Service, and will return to our regular schedule (including Saturday Night Service at 6:00 PM) the weekend after Labor Day: September 9/10. In the meantime, we see this as an opportunity to “get together” with one another on Sundays this summer!
LIVE IT OUT
Thanks to all who are contributing to Live It Out as we intentionally reach out to our community in practical and loving ways. To contribute, note “Live It Out” on or with your gift.
Gifts (pledged and unpledged) received to date: $ 87,197
Remaining pledged amount: $ 46,484
UPDATE IN CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
We are pleased to announce that Debbie Stewart is moving from the Assistant Director position into the Interim Director position in Children’s Ministry. Additionally, Meredith Zouski is stepping into a Summer Intern role beginning immediately. We are very excited about this transition and look forward to a successful VBS and a continued strength in our Children’s Ministry.
June 3/4 will be our Move-Up Weekend in Children’s and Student Ministries. Congratulations to all our kids and students!
DV8 is combining middle and high school for the summer, we will now meet on Thursday nights for both groups. May 25 will be the first combined meeting, and will be 6:30 – 8:00 PM. Beginning June 1 Back Porch nights will start and we meet 6:00 – 9:00 PM.
DV8 THANK YOU
Thanks to all who have supported the missions trip team this summer. Another way you can help is by heading out to Wendy’s in Conifer Wednesday May 24 between 5:00 – 8:00 PM and a portion of the purchases during that time will go to the trip!
HELP “CHANGE” OUR COMMUNITY
Quarters, nickels, pennies, dimes…your change can change lives! Please pick up your bottle, fill it with pocket change and return to the church on Father’s Day, June 18th. All proceeds go to benefit Life’s Options Pregnancy Center and the babies, women and families it serves. Your small change makes a big difference.
SALVATION ARMY SENIOR LUNCHEON
Come and join your friends at the Salvation Army Senior Luncheon on Tuesday, June 6 at 12:00 PM. They are meeting at La Cuisine located at 5071 Hwy 73 in Evergreen. We will receive an education on the names and sounds of our feathered friends that hang out in our backyards. Sue Krause will intrigue with her knowledge of these majestic creatures. Please RSVP to Yvonne Ludwig at [email protected] or 303.838.4805.