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.
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  • 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!

http://www.chestnutridgechurch.com/
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 theridge.church/live, 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 theridge.church/coronavirus.

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!

http://www.theridge.church/onlinegroups 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!!

Give online

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.
For your convenience, you may submit your giving electronically online or by texting a $ amount to 304-470-4078. Click below to give securely online with your credit card or bank account through our mobile giving site.

http://www.chestnutridgechurch.com/give/
Today's Music
Overcome, Yes I Will, Revelation Song, O Praise the Name
Today's Takeaway | Friendship determines our direction in life
• If your best friend eats healthily, you are five times more likely to have a healthy diet yourself.
• Married people say friendship is more than five times as important as physical intimacy within marriage.
• Those who say they have no real friends at work have only a 1 in 12 chance of feeling engaged in their job.
• If you have a “best friend at work”, you are seven times more likely to feel engaged in your job.
Characteristics of a Friendship
• Love
Characteristics of a Friendship
• Love
• Loyalty
Characteristics of a Friendship
• Love
• Loyalty
• Sacrifice
Characteristics of a Friendship
• Love
• Loyalty
• Sacrifice
• Honesty
“Nothing can be more cruel than the leniency which abandons others to their sin. Nothing can be more compassionate than the severe reprimand which calls another Christian in ones community back from the path of sin.” –Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Characteristics of a Friendship
• Love
• Loyalty
• Sacrifice
• Honesty
• Concern
Warnings of a Friendship
• Bad Character
• Quantity
“I’ve built walls,
A fortress deep and mighty,
That none may penetrate.
I have no need of friendship;
friendship causes pain.
It's laughter and it's loving I disdain.
I am a rock,
I am an island.”
–Paul Simon
“The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.” ―Bob Marley
You need to evaluate yourself.
“Be the person who the person you are looking for is looking is for.” –Andy Stanley
You need to evaluate yourself.
You need to evaluate the quantity of your friendships.
"There is a scarcity of friendship, but not of friends." –Thomas Fuller
You need to evaluate yourself.
You need to evaluate the quantity of your friendships.
You need to evaluate the quality of your friendships.
You need to evaluate yourself.
You need to evaluate the quantity of your friendships.
You need to evaluate the quality of your friendships.
You need to put in the effort to build these relationships.
Today's Takeaway | Friendship determines our direction in life

Discussion Questions

Ready to take a next step in your personal or group study time? Follow the link below for printable discussion questions about today's message. You'll also find links to this Sunday's audio, video and weekend program.

http://www.chestnutridgechurch.com/YOLOPart6

Miss a weekend?

You can watch or listen to past messages online!

http://www.chestnutridgechurch.com/messages/