Chestnut Ridge Church
Beautifully Broken - Part 3
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
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http://theridge.church/startingpoint Starting Point Orientations are Easter weekend, April 15 and 16, after each service (9 am, 11 am, and 5 pm).

http://theridge.church/crccampusencounter Encounter is the campus worship gathering downtown at The Cue, featuring free dinner, worship, teaching, and discussion around tables. Expect a laid-back atmosphere, and invite your friends.

http://theridge.church/celebraterecovery Celebrate Recovery meets on Mondays at 6:30 pm. For more info, go to theridge.church/celebraterecovery

http://theridge.church/nightofworship May 5 at 6:30 pm. Night of Worship is an environment at The Ridge where deeper worship and praise is welcomed and encouraged. It’s a step beyond the weekend service to grow closer to God. The music will be familiar, but there will be more of it, as a part of an extended time of music, singing, prayer and praise!

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Beautifully Broken - Part 3 [April 9, 2017] Tim Haring

Jesus modeled the beauty of brokenness.
We must picture the disciples reclining on thin mats around a low table. Each is leaning on his arm, usually the left; the feet radiate outward from the table. Jesus pushes himself up from his own mat. The details are revealing: Jesus took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel round his waist—thus adopting the dress of a menial slave, dress that was looked down upon in both Jewish and Gentile circles. Thus he began to wash his disciples’ feet.[1] – D.A. Carson


[1] Carson, D. A. (1991). The Gospel according to John (p. 463). Leicester, England; Grand Rapids, MI: Inter-Varsity Press; W.B. Eerdmans.
Jesus knew His sovereign authority, His origin, and coming destiny; yet He voluntarily took the place of a slave, washing the feet of His disciples.[1] – E.A. Blum


[1] Blum, E. A. (1985). John. In J. F. Walvoord & R. B. Zuck (Eds.), The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures (Vol. 2, pp. 319–320). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.
In Eastern lands, people used public baths; as they walked in the dusty streets, their feet became dirty. On arriving home, they did not need another bath; they needed only to wash their feet.[1] - Wiersbe


[1] Wiersbe, W. W. (1992). Wiersbe’s expository outlines on the New Testament (p. 247). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.
Foot-washing was needed in Palestine. The streets were dusty and people wore sandals without socks or stockings.[1] - E.A. Blum


[1] Blum, E. A. (1985). John. In J. F. Walvoord & R. B. Zuck (Eds.), The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures (Vol. 2, p. 320). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.
…this was a task normally reserved for the lowliest of menial servants… Some Jews insisted that Jewish slaves should not be required to wash the feet of others; this job should be reserved for Gentile slaves…[1]
- D.A. Carson


[1] Carson, D. A. (1991). The Gospel according to John (p. 462). Leicester, England; Grand Rapids, MI: Inter-Varsity Press; W.B. Eerdmans.
Nowhere else in the New Testament, or in the earliest extra-biblical documents of the church, is footwashing treated as an ecclesiastical rite, an ordinance, a sacrament.[1] – D.A. Carson


[1] Carson, D. A. (1991). The Gospel according to John (p. 468). Leicester, England; Grand Rapids, MI: Inter-Varsity Press; W.B. Eerdmans.

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