Learn or Die
Dr, Jeffrey Clark
The Big Idea: Apollos models life-long learning as a Christian leader.
Apollos was an accomplished speaker and knowledgeable.
Apollos spoke boldly in the synagogue but needed learning.
Apollos carried his learning forward into Achaia.
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 people in our greater Conifer/Evergreen area have achieved significant educational goals; however, they may not be learning about spiritual teachings. Discuss.
1) Apollos was an accomplished speaker and knowledgeable. Even so, he had significant gaps in his knowledge and much to learn. How does Proverbs 9:7-10 apply to Apollos and you?
2) Apollos met Aquila & Priscilla in the town of Ephesus; this couple invited him into their home and “explained the way of God more carefully.” Learning (and teaching) is a function of relationship. What relationships in your life may serve this purpose?
3) Apollos was very teachable. Perhaps Jesus was his example, who “learned obedience through what He suffered” (Hebrews 5:8). Where and how can you be teachable in your Christian life?
4) Apollos carried his learning forward into Achaia. He used what he had learned as a kingdom worker. How are you using the things you are learning in advancing the Christian message?
Taking It Home: Kenneth Eble said “I share one of the oldest opinions about learning—that learning is essentially pleasurable. To me, that opinion puts great weight upon preserving a sense of play in teaching.” How can you make your learning pleasurable? Fun?
We would like to extend a special welcome to visitors and guests, and we invite you to an informal reception immediately following our worship service. Please visit the welcome center to get church information and receive a special gift when you turn in a communication card.
Please join us following the Saturday evening service for soup and fellowship. If you are interested in joining this soup’er fun ministry, reach out to Jodie Cates at [email protected] to be added to the list.
This weekend is an opportunity to contribute to the benevolent fund, which is used for our church family and community members in times of need. You may give your gift on the way out of the service today.
UPCOMING BAPTISM WEEKEND
Aspen Ridge will celebrate baptisms during our Easter weekend services – a reminder of our union with Christ’s victory over death and resurrection to new life. If you’d like to participate in these baptisms, you are asked to attend an orientation meeting. We will have one more baptism orientation Sunday, April 7 at 6:00 PM.
NEWCOMERS “EAT & GREET”
If you have recently begun attending Aspen Ridge Church, you are invited to join us for our next “Eat & Greet” on Sunday, April 7 at 3:00 PM at Pastor Jeff and Mary’s home, 7183 Pinewood Drive, in Evergreen. This is a great time to get to know the staff at the church, as well as others who are new to our church family.
CALLING ALL MEN
On Saturday, April 13, men will gather in the Celebration Center for Men’s Breakfast. This month, Bob Wilking will give information about his new “fun group,” focused on frisbee golf. There will also be a general overview on Aspen Ridge life. Men of all ages are welcome.
LOST AND FOUND
Our lost and found closet (located on the lower level, next to the outgoing doors) will be cleaned out the week of April 8. Please stop in before that date to check for any missing items. Items that remain will be donated to EChO.
Children’s Ministry is searching for special needs volunteers. This involves one-on-one care, to watch and to play with some of our great kids. This is an opportunity to serve once or twice a month. Please contact Debbie Stewart or Meredith Zouski with your interest.
SUMMER FUN SMALL GROUPS
Spring is here, and summer is right around the corner. Do you love getting out in God’s creation during the warmer months? Have you felt a nudge to lead a fun small group? Frisbee golf, fishing, hiking and Jeeping groups are gearing up. Talk to Eric about your idea in person, or he can be reached at the email listed in the staff section below.
A SERVICE OPPORTUNITY
Are you looking for a place to serve that always makes people smile? Please consider helping out on the coffee ministry team. Your commitment can be as little as one time per month. Contact Jean at [email protected] or give her a call at 303.506.4827.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNER
Stop in this week for a hot meal – dinner is served at 5:30 PM on Wednesday nights. This week, we will be serving lasagna, bread, salad and dessert for $2.50/person or $10/family. All are welcome.
NEW UPCOMING SERIES: REVEALED!
General revelation is important to Christianity because it establishes common ground between God and all people. It demonstrates something of God’s love to all people. It becomes a subject from which we can have spiritual conversations. If it is true that up to 90% of our harvest field disconnects from the Christian church, then this is a way we share common ground and can build bridges toward our neighbor. In that spirit, we introduce to you this five-week series beginning on April 27/28 entitled “Revealed!”