Acts – Rescued from a Fatal Fall
Dr. Earl Waggoner
The Big Idea: Have you been rescued from the ultimate fatal fall?
I. The Incline (v. 37)
A. Realized ___________
B. Personal _______________
II. The Razor’s Edge (v. 40)
A. Peter’s _______________
B. The Crowd’s _________
III. The Rescue (vv. 38-39, 41)
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: Have you been rescued from the ultimate fatal fall of guilt, sin and death?
- What does repentance mean to you? Did you ever have erroneous, pre-conceived ideas about that concept, which were corrected by Scripture? Does a dramatic sense of repentance (like when you were rescued) have a place in day-to-day Christian living?
- What are your beliefs about baptism? Have you ever had to defend those beliefs? Was it difficult for you to follow through with the actual experience of baptism?
- Of the two gifts given to you at your rescue, which one meant more: forgiveness of sins or the gift of the Holy Spirit? What do each of those gifts mean to you right now?
- If you have been rescued from the ultimate fatal fall, how did that happen? Share your story!
We welcome Dr. Earl Waggoner, a member of our Aspen Ridge preaching team and Elder Board, as our speaker this weekend. 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. Earl will meet you at the Welcome Center, where you can also receive a special gift when you turn in a Communication Card.
Aspen Ridge Church will host baptism services the weekend of April 14/15. Attending an orientation meeting will be an important part of pouring meaning into this event. We will host one remaining orientation meeting on March 24 at 4:00 PM in Pastor Jeff’s office, room 204.
In light of the holidays, we’re moving our April communion celebration to March 24/25, Palm Sunday weekend. Parents are encouraged to discuss this event with their children and are asked to determine their readiness to participate.
FAMILY WEEKEND SERVICE
Please join us for a Family Services Weekend on March 24/25, where we will be focusing on families during regular services. Nursery will be provided for infants and toddlers through age 3 – all other children are invited to attend with their families. Our Children’s Director, Debbie Stewart, will invite kids to the front for a short, interactive children’s sermon that will feature a Palm Sunday lesson. We are excited to have this special time of worship with families!
PARENT/CHILD DEDICATION WEEKEND
We will host a parent/child dedication on April 21/22. Please contact the office before April 1 if you are interested in participating. This is a special way to publicly affirm your commitment before God and your church family to raise your child in the knowledge and admonition of the Lord.
MEN & PARENTING
Our next men’s breakfast will look at a man’s role as a father, with special reference to parenting. Matt Briley will present “how to build and develop your toolkit on being a father toward your children.” All men are welcome to join this event on Saturday, April 14 at 8:00 AM in the Celebration Center.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNER
This week’s menu features lasagna – only $2.50/person or $10/family.
DV8 BOARD GAME NIGHT
To kick off spring break, DV8 will be host a board game night at the church on Friday, March 23 from 5:00 – 9:00 PM. Bring your favorite game and some friends/family to play. Snacks will be provided.
DV8 CIY REGISTRATION OPEN
We are accepting $50 deposits to save your student’s spot for high school Christ in Youth (CIY) camp this summer, from July 1-5. If you have questions, please stop by the student center for a flyer or email Pastor Kreg.
LIVE IT OUT PROJECT: PRECEPTS
In the lobby, near the front office, there is a basket full of items that may be shared with those in need around you. Feel free to take a bag or two and share the love of Christ.
CPR AND FIRST AID TRAINING
Aspen Ridge Church will host a CPR and First Aid Training on Saturday, April 7, from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Attendees will be certified in adult, child and infant CPR, first aid, AED and choking emergencies. The cost is $35/person for a two-year certification. Please contact Debbie Stewart to register.
MOPS HOP: EASTER EGG HUNT
Aspen Ridge MOPS is gearing up for the annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 31 at 10:00 AM, for kids of all ages! There will be a petting zoo and face painting, and all donations go to our MOPS. To make this event a success, we are asking for new/gently used children’s books. There are donation boxes near the front and back doors.
Are you new to Aspen Ridge and want to know more about the church, want to discover a small group and find a way to serve? The Bridge provides an orientation to church life, and this class allows people to explore and discover who we are. Dinner will be provided, and the session is scheduled on April 15 from 4:00 – 7:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Email us at [email protected] to reserve your spot.