Finding a Person of Peace
Dr. Jeffrey Clark
Question: How may Christ-followers witness from a minority position?
Look for a person of peace among those gathering (Acts 16:13).
Find a person of peace among those who listen (Acts 16:14).
Encourage a person of peace to go public (Acts 16:15).
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: Jesus commends His followers to find a person of peace for the gospel mission (Luke 10:5,6). Have you ever found such a person? If so, describe.
1) The Apostle Paul was looking for a person of peace among a group of women who gathered by the riverside on the Sabbath (Acts 16:13). What was notable about Paul’s interaction with these women in general and Lydia in particular?
2) How did Paul confirm that he found a person of peace in Lydia
(Acts 16:14)? Who was responsible for Lydia’s heart being open and what does that say about her receptivity and faith? In what way may listening be the pathway toward faith?
3) Persons of peace eventually go public with their faith, bringing a multiplying effect to your relationship. How did Lydia go public with her faith (Acts 16:15)? What tangible evidences of a transformed heart show up in her life?
Taking It Home: Take some intentional steps to find a person of peace. Prayerfully attend worship gatherings and look for someone to meet there. Start a conversation. Pay attention to those who are listening carefully. Watch for those who have the gift of hospitality!
We would also 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.
Aspen Ridge seeks to provide regular prayer support at the end of each of our weekend services. We are assembling teams to provide just such support on a consistent basis. If you are interested in praying after one of our services and with one of our teams, please let us know.
CONVERGE ROCKY MOUNTAIN (CRM)
CRM’s annual conference, Together to Transform, will be held March 15-16 at Mission Hills Church in Littleton. This year’s theme is “Embracing and Unleashing the Power of God’s Love.” Visit togethertotransform.org for more information and to register for this important event. If you are interested in being a delegate to the CRM Annual meeting, please contact the church office.
FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY
Aspen Ridge is proud to host Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. This is a 9-week course offered at 7:00 PM on Monday evenings, starting on February 18. It is a great opportunity to learn principles to help manage your financial house, applying to singles and couples of all ages. For more information, please call Michael Fletcher at 303.945.1029. Register online at https://fpu.com/1085189.
NEWCOMERS “EAT & GREET”
If you have recently begun attending Aspen Ridge Church, you are invited to join us for our next “Eat & Greet” event on Sunday, February 17 beginning 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. Please RSVP through the church office in order to plan snacks and the childcare needed.
CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES JOB OPPORTUNITY
We have had a great response to this request, but Children’s Ministry is still looking for an individual to hire for childcare in our 2/3’s room on Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM. The other slots have been filled. Please see Debbie or contact the church office if you would like more information about this opportunity.
Did you know, we have student classes during both of our Sunday services for middle and high school aged students. If you are interested, please join us in the Student Center at the beginning of each of these services.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNER
Stop in this week for a hot meal, cooked and cleaned for you! Dinner is served at 5:30 PM on Wednesday nights. This week, our menu includes lasagna, garlic bread, green beans, salad and dessert for $2.50/person or $10/family. All are welcome.
Barry Strickland, Prison Ministry (Texas)
God showed up in a mighty way for the 87 ladies and five volunteers seeking real heart change in Marlin, TX, at an event with Chandra Adams. Please pray for these women, for growth, for their circumstances and for transformation in their lives.