Chestnut Ridge Church
Beautifully Broken - Part 1
Tim Haring — Sometimes beautiful things are born out of tragedy. Beautifully Broken will lead us through the last week of Jesus’ life to see how brokenness leads to beauty.
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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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Victory, Lamb of God, Sinking Deep, Son of God (He Has Overcome)

Final orientations are 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.

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

Hey college students! Encounter kicks off downtown at The Cue (222 High Street) on Thursday evening. There’s a lot more event info and listings at

Starting Point Orientations will be next Sunday, April 2, after each service (9 am, 11 am, and 5 pm). Find out more at

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

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 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

Beginning April 4: If you’re a parent looking to create a culture of unconditional love as you build a sense of purpose in your everyday experiences with your children, then this is the parenting group for you! Join other parents for a 6-week group, meeting here at the church on Tuesdays, during Deviate and Wired. Register and find more info at

Beautifully Broken [March 26, 2017] Tim Haring

Sometimes beautiful things are born out of tragedy.

Beautifully Broken will lead us through the last week of Jesus’ life to see how brokenness leads to beauty.
Through Christ, the hopelessness of death is overcome by life.
Through Christ, the hopelessness of death is overcome by life.
The corpse was customarily laid on a sheet of linen, wide enough to envelop the body completely and more than twice the length of the corpse. The body was so placed on the sheet that the feet were at one end, and then the sheet was drawn over the head and back down to the feet. The feet were bound at the ankles, and the arms were tied to the body with linen strips. The face was bound with another cloth. A person so bound could hop and shuffle, but scarcely walk.”[1]

[1] Carson, D. A. (1991). The Gospel according to John (pp. 418–419). Leicester, England; Grand Rapids, MI: Inter-Varsity Press; W.B. Eerdmans.
Through Christ, the hopelessness of death is overcome by life.

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