Chestnut Ridge Church
In the Beginning - Part 5
Tim Haring — In the Beginning is a series focusing on what God has made known about himself in the first three chapters of the Bible.
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  • Chestnut Ridge Church [CRC]
    2223 Cheat Rd, Morgantown, WV 26508, USA
    Sunday 8:00 AM
  • Chestnut Ridge Church
    Sunday 5:55 PM


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Music from today
Our Great God, There is Power, Death Was Arrested, [Derek Jones (Lead Vocal)], Hannah Amedro and Sarah Jones (Background Vocals)], My Victory [Derek Jones (Special Vocal)]

Starting Point Orientations will be TODAY, February 5, after each service (9 am, 11 am, and 5 pm). Find out more at

This Sunday, CRC Campus is gathering after BOTH morning services in the Hub. Choose your service, then come hang out for free food and conversation: after the 9 am service, it's donuts & juice; after the 11 am service, it's lunch! Feeling competitive? Stick around afterward for some board games.

Celebrate Recovery meets on Mondays at 6:30 pm. For more info, go to

Grief Share meets on Thursdays at 6:30 pm. Losing someone hurts, but you don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. Grief Share provides resources and people who understand what you are going through, as you look toward rebuilding your life and taking steps to recover from your loss. Register at

Divorce Care meets Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. Divorce and separation are among life’s most difficult and painful experiences. Divorce Care provides healing and support in a group setting for people who are going through separation or divorce. To register, visit

Ready to grow in your relationship with God and others? Take a next step to be a part of a Women's Short-Term Group, venturing into a life change through biblical insight and practical discussion. Visit for registration info, dates, times, and childcare availability.

High School Camp is coming! Registration is now open—deposit is due by March 6. For more info:

If you are a parent of a 6th-8th grade student, register them for Crave—an overnighter, where discussion will center on God-created love that has been twisted and morphed into an unhealthy obsession. There's more info at

February 10 at 7 pm—You and your spouse deservea fun-filled date night, with dinner, laughter and adult conversation with other couples. There's registration info at, and this event is open to all married and engaged couples.

Mosaic [singles] is meeting at the WOW! Factory in Morgantown, to paint pottery for the upcoming Empty Bowls fundraiser. Register at

February 12, 10:15 am and 12:15 pm, fill your belly and help Wired students raise money for summer camp. It's just $5, no reservations are needed, and take-out meals are available.

February 19, in the Hub: Chestnut Ridge Church will be taking a mission team to our sister church in La Ceiba, Honduras, this summer. If you have a passion for making a difference or have been curious about foreign missions, come to the interest meeting after each of the services, and visit theridgechurch/honduras2017

Jobs for Life is a personal development course for those who are unemployed or underemployed. For information about how to transform your future—or if you’d be willing to share your career skills as a community mentor to others in the course—stop by the Conference Room after the services on February 12, to hear about how you might help or be helped through this ministry. New JfL classes begin at Christian Help on February 20, and there is more info at

In the Beginning [February 5, 2017] Tim Haring

Different religions have differing ideas of what God is like. But who is God? How can we know Him? And what difference does any of it make?

In the Beginning is a series focusing on what God has made known about himself in the first three chapters of the Bible in the book of Genesis. Join us in discovering how life changing this information can be in our relationship with God and with others.
God isn't just good; he's out for our good.
The goodness of God is that which disposes Him to be kind, cordial, benevolent, and full of good will toward [people]… By His nature He is inclined to bestow blessedness and He takes holy pleasure in the happiness of His people. – A.W. Tozer
[God] brought the cosmos out of chaos, turned darkness into light, made divisions between them, transformed cursing into blessing, and moved from what was evil and darkness to what was holy.[1] – A.P. Ross

[1] Ross, A. P. (1985). Genesis. In J. F. Walvoord & R. B. Zuck (Eds.), The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures (Vol. 1, p. 28). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.
God is not just good; He's out for our good.
Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.[1]
– John Wesley

[1] Tan, P. L. (1996). Encyclopedia of 7700 Illustrations: Signs of the Times (p. 704). Garland, TX: Bible Communications, Inc.

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