Chestnut Ridge Church
Tim Haring If we are faithful with what we've already got, God will give us more.
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  • Chestnut Ridge Church [CRC]
    2223 Cheat Rd, Morgantown, WV 26508, USA
    sábado 6:30 PM, domingo 9:00 AM, domingo 11:00 AM

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Thank you for visiting Chestnut Ridge Church today! You can find out more about our church and upcoming events on our Facebook page or our website. You can also follow the church on Twitter at @chestnut_ridge.

http://www.chestnutridgechurch.com/

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Music from today
What About Now [Derek Jones (Special Vocal)], Look to The Son, Lamb of God, Sons and Daughters [Derek Jones (Lead Vocal), Leslie Dorchester (Background Vocal)]

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!

Shoebox Drop Off is November 14-20 at The Ridge. Please go to theridge.church/occ for more detailed information.
Thank you for making a #ipackedashoebox difference in a child's life.

Now through November 20, bring new or gently used coats, hoodies, scarves, hats and gloves, and deposit them into the red barrels and bins in the lobby. They will be sorted and available for a Community Pick-up Day on Saturday, November 26. This event will be free and open to the public. Together we can share the warmth with our neighbors!

Winter Coat Community Pick-up Day is November 26, 9 am-1 pm here at The Ridge. Spread the word and share the warmth.
Be sure to grab a Change the Course jar on your way out and help support Chestnut Mountain Ranch in making a difference in a child's future.
Remember to return your jars to The Ridge by December 11.

Starting Point Orientations will be THIS SUNDAY, November 13, after both services. For more information go to theridge.church/startingpoint

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 theridge.church/sanctusreal

More Opportunities Sign-up

Make a difference by giving an hour or more volunteering at a local nonprofit. Explore what’s available, and sign-up by visiting www.theridge.church/more

http://chestnutridgechurch.com/more
More - Part 3 [November 12/13, 2016] Tim Haring

Problem: We often do not handle our finances well.
Solution: If we are faithful with what we've already got, God will give us more.
If we are faithful with what we've already got, God will give us more.
The implication was that the servant did not really expect the king to come back. He was not at all concerned about the king’s return so he did not bother with the king’s business. – J.A. Martin


[1] Martin, J. A. (1985). Luke. In J. F. Walvoord & R. B. Zuck (Eds.), The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures (Vol. 2, pp. 252–253). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.

If we are faithful with what we've already got, God will give us more.
Some questions to ask by way of application:

· How are you using what you have to advance God’s kingdom?

· Are your material and financial resources tools or idols?

· Do you trust that God will take care of your needs if you put him first with your finances?

· Are you willing to invest what you’ve been given to serve God and others as you wait for Christ’s return?
Discussion Questions:

1. Do you think most people get nervous when ministers start talking about money? If so, why do you think that is the case?

2. Read Matthew 6:33, Proverbs 3:9-10, Luke 6:38 and 2 Corinthians 9:6-11. What can we learn from these verses about using our money to serve God and others?

3. Read Luke 19:11-14. Who are the different people represented in this story? In what ways was this parable prophetic?

4. Read Luke 19:15-23. Why do you think the one servant hid the money he had been given? What do you think Jesus was trying to communicate with this story? How do you think we ought to apply this story to our lives?

5. Read Luke 19:24-26. Why do you think the bystanders were bothered that the king gave the extra mina to the guy who already had so many? Does that seem fair to you? Why is it fair?

6. How do you think Jesus wanted his listeners to apply the parable to their lives?

7. What are some of the reasons why we aren’t more generous to the needy or why we don’t invest more of our money into God’s kingdom work?

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

Miss a weekend?

You can watch or listen to past messages online!

http://www.chestnutridgechurch.com/messages/