Look up for the Second Coming
Dr. Jeffrey Clark
The Big Idea: Pre-kingdom judgments precede the King’s Second Coming.
Pre-Kingdom Judgments, 6:1-19:5.
The Marriage Supper of the Lamb, 19:6-10.
The Second Coming of the King, 19:11-21.
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: If you have seen or read Tolkien’s “Return of the King,” who was the king and what was his return like?
1) Instead of expecting unending human progress, achievement and peace, the Book of Revelation establishes a different set of expectations in 6:1 through 19:5. What are these expectations? Why are these important and how do these shift expectations for life in this world today?
2) God’s judgment of evil is praised in Revelation 19:2,3. How does this establish and confirm God as praise-worthy? How does God’s judgment of evil show up in the gospel message: the person and work of Christ?
3) The marriage supper of the Lamb describes the celebration of the union of Christ and His church in Revelation 19:6-10. How is marriage a picture of Christ’s love for the church (Ephesians 5:25-7)? How can you elevate and value the institution of marriage?
4) The Second Coming of the King is full of victory and triumph in Revelation 19:11-21. He will “tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God,” which is a famous line in the Battle Hymn of the Republic. Why is the establishment of Christ’s justice and reign important for God’s purposes on the earth? How about your life?
Taking it Home: Entrust judgment to God. Stop playing “judge and jury” about a perceived slight or offense. Take someone off of your “hook” and put them on God’s “hook.” Understand forgiveness may not be the same as restoring trust in a relationship. Distinguish between consequences and your responsibility to forgive. Agree to live with the consequences of another person’s sin.
We would love to meet you at our Welcome Center in the lobby and share a gift and available opportunities. Our Pastoral team would also love to meet you and will linger in the front after the services to this end. You may let us know you were here by using a Communication Card found in our worship folder. We receive these in containers placed on tables in the Celebration Center.
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. If you wish to contribute, you may give your gift on the way out of the service today.
Aspen Ridge Church will provide a “Parent Dedication” weekend on March 12/13. A “Parent Dedication” is a time and occasion for parents to make a public and church-wide commitment to raise their children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. If you are interested in making this kind of public commitment, please contact the pastoral staff.
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME
Just a reminder that Daylight Savings Time begins next weekend on Sunday, March 13 and we will move our clocks ahead one hour.
UPCOMING MEN’S RETREAT
“Come to me all you who are weary and heavy laden, and you will find rest for your soul” – Jesus. Men, please join us Friday evening, March 18 from 6:30-9:00 PM and Saturday, March 19 from 7:45 AM-4:00 PM as we respond to Jesus’ invitation to find rest and refreshment for our souls! Please go to https://reclaimministries.org/registration-beyond/ to register and for more information.
After celebrating baptisms a few weeks ago, we have received interest in providing an additional baptism service. We will do so in the Spring on Easter weekend, April 16/17. We will provide three baptism orientation meetings, with the expectation that someone getting baptized will attend at least one. These meetings will be March 16 at 6:30 PM; March 24 at 5:00 PM and April 2 at 1:00 PM. If you are interested in baptism, please indicate on our communication card or call the church office and we will provide the needed support and orientation.
UPCOMING WEEKEND FELLOWSHIPS
Please plan to join us on Saturday, March 12 for Soup’er Saturday immediately following the evening service and Sunday, March 13 in-between our morning worship services for our Food Truck Fellowship. We look forward to great food and fellowship!
SAVE THE DATE FOR VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS)!
VBS will be held June 13-17! We moved it back one week because of a church scheduling conflict. Keep an eye out for volunteer sign-up opportunities in April. Registration for kids will open in May.
TOGETHER TO TRANSFORM 2022
Converge Rocky Mountain’s annual conference is being held on March 11-12 at the Orchard Church in Henderson, CO. This year’s conference is entitled “Welcome Home – Your New Home” and is a new missiology for a post-COVID world. Along with breakouts on community outreach, online ministry and effective assimilation systems. There are brochures available in the Media Stands and online registration is now open at https://togethertotransform.org and includes a schedule/detail.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNER
Join us on Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 PM for a delicious meal of spaghetti, zoodles, salad, rolls and dessert served in our Celebration Center. The cost is $3.00/person or $10/family, and we would love to meet you there.
LIFE’S OPTION’S JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Our Ministry Partner Life’s Options has two job vacancies in Evergreen: one for a client services director and one for a bookkeeper. Please help us find the right people for these positions! Resumes and/or inquiries for more information can be sent to email@example.com or visit our website at LifesOptionspc.org and thank you for your interest.
GIVING SUMMARY AS OF FEBRUARY 27, 2022
GENERAL FUND LAST WEEK THIS MONTH FISCAL YTD
Actual $ 11,597 $ 54,872 $ 452,062
Budget $ 16,000 $ 64,000 $ 435,500
Difference $ (4,403) $ (9,128) $ 16,562