Chestnut Ridge Church
Ryan Russell - Being used by God begins with using our talents.
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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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    Sunday 5:55 PM


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Meant To Live [Patrick Garcia (Special Vocal)], Look to The Son, There is Power, Awakening, Revelation Song [Patrick Garcia (Lead Vocal), Emily Garcia (Background Vocal)]

Come for lunch in the gym at CRC, and then help to prepare Christian Help's downtown facility for the holiday season! Open to all single adults and couples who are not married. For more info, visit

If you forgot to bring your shoebox with you this weekend, Monday morning, from 9-11 am, is the final chance to bring it back to The Ridge!

Thank you for donating coats and winter items to share warmth with our neighbors! The lobby will be open to the community on Saturday, November 26, from 9 am-1 pm, for those in need of a free winter coat. Go to for more info and to share the event with others.

Return your Change the Course jar December 10-11, to help support Chestnut Mountain Ranch and make a difference in a child's future.

Starting Point Orientations will be NEXT SUNDAY, November 27, after both services. For more information go to

Facing a holiday after a separation or divorce can be difficult. If you're wondering how you'll get through the emotions, social activities and experiences of the holidays, there is hope to be found. To register, or for more info on this free seminar and discussion, 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

Jingle Jam is a high-energy, fun-filled, live-action, theatrical Christmas show and night out for kids and families to attend together! An optional dinner (5:45 pm) is available before the show (6:15 pm). There's more info at

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More - Part 4 [November 19/20, 2016] Ryan Russell

Being used by God begins with using our talents.
What's my opportunity?

What are my talents?

Being used by God begins with using our talents.
Dwelling in a tabernacle
Dwelling in a temple
Dwelling in human form
Dwelling inside us
Being used by God begins with using our talents.
Discussion Questions:

1. Can you think of a time when you had no idea where your life was headed? When was
it, and what did that feel like?

2. Our culture shapes us with a desire to accomplish, achieve, and leave a footprint in the
world. Do you feel this pressure in your life now? In what ways is this healthy? Unhealthy?

3. Read Exodus 31:1-11. Have you ever heard this story before? What sticks out to you?

4. God gave Bezalel a big opportunity, but first God gave him talents. What can we learn
from this?

5. Our talents are the skills, spiritual gifts, abilities, personality traits, and defining
experiences that God has uniquely given us. What are some of your talents?

6. Read 1 Peter 4:10-11. What is the goal of using our gifts? What are some alternate
goals people use their gifts for?

7. Rather than waiting for our big opportunity to be used by God, we should see that God
wants to use us now through our talents. What are some ways you’re already using your
talents to serve others? What are some ways you could begin to use

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