Chestnut Ridge Church
On the Move - Part 4
Tim Haring — The good news permeates the entire Bible from A-Z, from Genesis to Revelation.
Locations & Times
  • 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
God Is for Us, The Rock Won't Move, Revelation Song, Son of God
(He Has Overcome)

Starting Point Orientations will be next TODAY, March 19, after each service (9 am, 11 am, and 5 pm). Find out more at

First orientation is TODAY! Baby Dedication at The Ridge is a time for you, as parents, to share with the church body your commitment to lead your children into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. It’s designed as a way for parents to publicly profess and celebrate their intent to raise their children in Christ.

TODAY! Hey, college students! There’s a FREE lunch in the Hub, right after the 11 am service today!

TODAY after the 11 am service. Show & Tell: A baptism event where kids & students SHOW their personal faith and TELL how Jesus has changed their lives.

Sundays, 6:10-7:30 pm: Married or engaged couples are invited to be a part of a 5-week, Sunday evening short-term group, where couples venture into life change with one another, in a conversational environment with biblical insight and practical discussion. Limited childcare will be available for those who register early. To register and find out more info, visit the kiosk in the lobby today or

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

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

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

March 6, deposits are due! High School Camp is coming and you do not want to miss out. For more info:

Early registration discount ends March 13! For details, go to

Wednesday evenings: This life-changing class will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and to change your family tree forever. Register online at

Work and career play a role in the life of every man. Connect with other men at The Ridge for breakfast on Saturday, April 1, to launch a 6-week study on how to find a bigger and more biblical vision of work that goes back to God’s original intentions. For more info & to register, visit the kiosk in the lobby or The study begins Friday, April 7, from 6:30-7:45 am, for 6 weeks.

March 27–April 2 — The Ridge is asking families to trade their burgers, pepperoni rolls and chicken dinners for beans & rice. Why? For two reasons: 1). To bring about awareness and understanding, and 2). To make a life-changing impact at our sister church in Honduras. Find out more at

March 28–April 4: Hey, students! Ready to challenge yourself to step outside your everyday life and make a difference in the world together? Of course you are! Food drive, party, rally, serve day, the exhibit and the finale...all in a week! Get the details on Sundays, Tuesdays and at

March 31–April 3: The Ridge is honored to be a host site for the Compassion Experience, a free and family-friendly, traveling exhibit for the community, where attendees will understand the hardship-to-hope journey of poverty intersecting with Compassion International. The interactive exhibit takes you into the homes, markets, schools and lives of children from developing countries to hear their true stories. Open to everyone! Pre-register for priority entry, and find more info at

On the Move [March 19, 2017] Tim Haring

We are all to be ambassadors for Christ.
We are all to be ambassador for Christ.
Reconciliation: Restoration of friendly relationships and of peace where before there had been hostility and alienation. Ordinarily it also includes the removal of the offense, which caused the disruption of peace and harmony.[1] – Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible

[1] Elwell, W. A., & Beitzel, B. J. (1988). Reconciliation. In Baker encyclopedia of the Bible (Vol. 2, p. 1823). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House.
To be an ambassador in the ancient world (Greek, Roman, or Jewish), as in modern times, involved three things: (1) a commissioning for a special assignment; (2) representing the sender; and (3) exercising the authority of the sender…the envoy represented the messenger and acted on his behalf and in his place, thus embodying his authority. To disregard or insult the envoy was to disregard or insult the sender[1] – M.J. Harris

[1] Harris, M. J. (2005). The Second Epistle to the Corinthians: a commentary on the Greek text (p. 446). Grand Rapids, MI; Milton Keynes, UK: W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co.; Paternoster Press.
We are all to be ambassadors for Christ.
How can we become ambassadors?
• Invest in relationships
• Partner with the church
• Serve
• Pray
• Develop your story
• Learn the message

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