In addition to adding a custom message and/or an auto-updating Recently Updated Articles list to your site's sidebar, you also have the option of adding up to 2 custom Featured Article Lists.
If you only want certain users to see the list of content, you can click the "Add Customizations for a Group" link. The group you select will then appear in the Viewable for menu and you can customize which articles that group will see.
- Make sure you have Home selected from the dropdown
- Click Sidebar Content to expand that menu
Toggle the switch next to the featured article list to the ON position.