Chestnut Ridge Church
YOLO may be a popular cliche phrase, but the meaning behind it is significant. The expression conveys that we should go for it. Seize the day. Take risks. Make the most of the days we have, because—you only live once. As Christians, what should our perspective be? Moses wrote “Teach us to number our days carefully, so that we may develop wisdom in our hearts.” Because we only have one life to live, we should learn to live it wisely. Let’s take a deeper dive into the meaning behind the phrase. Throughout this relevant new series, we’ll explore the book of Proverbs and find out what it means for us to live life to the fullest.
Locations & Times
  • Chestnut Ridge Church [CRC]
    2223 Cheat Rd, Morgantown, WV 26508, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM, Sunday 5:00 PM

Hello from The Ridge!

Thank you for gathering with us today! You can find out more about The Ridge on our website, and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram!
Online Services Only
We will continue to gather online, and will not gather in person at the church building located at 2223 Cheat Road. We are grateful that technology allows us to experience worship and services online with you. Sunday's service will be available to watch on our app, at, on Facebook and YouTube at 9am, 11am, and 5pm. To stay up to date on the latest information regarding services, reopening, and events, please visit us online at

Download the app that makes it easier for you to connect with The Ridge wherever you are! You can download it in the iOS and Android app stores, and on AppleTV, AndroidTV, Amazon Fire, and Roku. It's simple, easy, and best of all, it's FREE! Create a profile, share content straight from your phone, tune in to livestreams, watch past content, set a reminder for upcoming services, and build your own watch list—it's all at your fingertips! Join us this week to try an online group! In this season, we need connection with God and each other more than ever. We invite you to Try An Online Group with leaders and others from The Ridge. We will learn from the Bible, share our prayer requests, and be encouraged. If you enjoy this meeting, we'll help you connect with an online group that will meet weekly for one hour via Zoom video call. Zoom links will be emailed to you. Sign up online!!

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Even though this is a season of great financial uncertainty, your gifts to support what God is doing at The Ridge are more important than ever. Thank you for being a part of ministry at The Ridge in this rapidly-changing season.
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Today's Music
Glorious Day, See a Victory, Faithful Now, How Great is Your Love
Problem | We don’t use our words to speak life to others

Solution | Speak life to everyone
On average:
• Women speak 16,215 words per day
• Men speak 15,669 words per day

–Dr. Matthias Mehl, University of Arizona
“One’s words (tongue) may bring death as well as life. A witness in a court, for example, can help determine by his words whether a defendant lives or dies. Those who love it (the tongue) refers to people who are talkative; they will suffer the consequences (eat the fruit) of what they say.”
–Dr. Buzzell, Proverbs
“Pleasant words are as sweet and therefore as desirable as honey from a honeycomb. Appropriately spoken words that encourage, soothe, or commend can be most pleasant and even uplifting to the point of helping a person feel better physically.”
–Dr. Buzzell, Proverbs
Today's Takeaway | Speak life to everyone
Speak life to everyone
Words of Love
Words of Love
• I love you
• I'm grateful for you
• I appreciate you
Speak life to everyone
• Words of Love
• Words of Affirmation
Words of Affirmation
• I'm proud of you
• Great job
• I see this in you...
• You are...
Speak life to everyone
• Words of Love
• Words of Affirmation
Words of Gratitude
Words of Gratitude
• Thank you
• That was so thoughtful
• I appreciate what you did for me
Speak life to everyone
• Words of Love
• Words of Affirmation
• Words of Gratitude
Words of Healing
Words of Healing
• I’m sorry
• I was wrong
• What I did was not right

Discussion Questions

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