Chestnut Ridge Church
Tim Haring— Let's make our lives count for eternity by making more of the life we’re living.
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  • Chestnut Ridge Church [CRC]
    2223 Cheat Rd, Morgantown, WV 26508, USA
    Saturday 6:30 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM


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Music from today
We Are The Light [Patrick Garcia (Special Vocal)], Faithful to the End, I Can't Believe, Sinking Deep [Patrick Garcia (Lead Vocal), Becca Deming (Background Vocal)]

The Baby Dedication is right around the corner! Families interested in participating in the Celebration and partnering with the church must attend one of the informational sessions in the Hub: this weekend between services, or on October 30, immediately following the 11 am service.

Shoeboxes are still available in the lobby. Take a box home with you, fill it, and return it to the church from November 14–21, as you make a #ipackedashoebox difference!

High school students are off to Camp Deep Creek for a weekend of crazy-fun games, life-changing worship and relevant life talks. Open to anyone in grades 9-12. For more info and registration, visit When: November 11-13

Starting Point Orientations will be NEXT SUNDAY, October 30, after both services. For more information go to

All students in grades 6-12 are invited for a Marvel/DC Comic-themed event, with a DJ, dance floor, carnival-style games and prizes, food and awesome fun. Come dressed as your favorite superhero! Doors open at 6:15 pm, and the event is from 7-8:30 pm and FREE. For more info, visit

Ticket sales are open for the Sanctus Real Christmas Tour on December 1st! The Ridge's own worship band will start off the concert, followed by Adam Cappa, then Sanctus Real. Get info and tickets at

More - Part 1 [October 29/30, 2016] Tim Haring

Problem: We tend to only focus on the here and now.
Solution: There's more to this life than just this life.
There is more to this life than this life.
Faith apprehends as a real fact what is not revealed to the senses. It rests on that fact, acts upon it, and is upheld by it in the face of all that seems to contradict it. Faith is a real seeing.[1] - Vincent

[1] Vincent, M. R. (1887). Word studies in the New Testament (Vol. 4, pp. 509–510). New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons.
Faith enables us to see what others cannot see. As a result, faith enables us to do what others cannot do![1] - Wiersbe

[1] Wiersbe, W. W. (1996). The Bible exposition commentary (Vol. 2, p. 318). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.
“The important thing is not what we live in, but what we look for.” These men and women of faith lived in tents, but they knew a heavenly city awaited them.[1] – Wiersbe

[1] Wiersbe, W. W. (1996). The Bible exposition commentary (Vol. 2, p. 319). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.
There is more to this life than just this life.
There is more to this life than just this life.
Discussion Questions:

1. What are some of the things you like about living in this country? What are some of the things you don’t like?

2. What do you think Pastor Tim was talking about when he said, “There is more to this life than just this life?”

3. Read Hebrews 11:1. How would you define faith? What is the difference between faith and wishful thinking? How does our faith impact how we live our lives?

4. Read Hebrews 11:8-10. Why wasn’t Abraham bothered that he never fully received the land God had promised to give him? How would you interpret verse 10?

5. Read Hebrews 11:13-16 and Philippians 3:18-20. What difference would it make in our lives if we realized we were citizens of heaven and are only “passing through” this world?

6. Do you think most Christians live “in light of eternity?” Explain your answer. In what ways are we, as Christians, too attached to this world? Why do you think we don’t live more for eternity?

7. How might having an eternal mindset impact how we view our time, talents and treasure?

8. How might you apply tonight’s lesson to your life?

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