Chestnut Ridge Church
Wise Guy - Part 7
Through God, Solomon wrote the Old Testament book of Proverbs so we could grow in understanding and wisdom, and so we would know what to do and how to respond to various situations in life. The starting point of wisdom is what Solomon calls, "the fear of the Lord."
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    2223 Cheat Rd, Morgantown, WV 26508, USA
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The summer fun on Sunday evenings continues TONIGHT, right after the 5 pm service! S'mores, cornhole, ways to meet new people—come to the service, connect with old friends (or new ones), and make some memories this summer! JULY 23 after all services—you can find out more about joining a Starting Point group at a Starting Point Orientation. This is where we share a bit about what Starting Point is, what to expect from Starting Point, and we’ll answer any questions you might have. You will then be able to decide if Starting Point is right for you. Sunday,JULY 23; 3 pm tailgate/4 pm game time. Mosaic [singles] and CRC Campus are teaming up for an awesome tailgate and afternoon at the ballpark! Get more info, and purchase your ticket by TONIGHT’s deadline, at, to take advantage of the group rate and seating.

JULY 30 at 12:15 pm—The church will be grilling up the burgers & hotdogs and providing the drinks & desserts—there will be volleyball and the widely-anticipated cornhole tournament, too! So come out after the 11 am service, and bring along your camp chairs, blankets, and a side dish. You won’t want to miss it! College-aged students are invited to Summer Small Groups at The Cue on Wednesday evenings. Snacks, discussion, and a study into the book of Acts are provided each week. Groups will meet weekly through July 26, except for July 5. There’s more info at Celebrate Recovery will not meet July 3rd, but will resume Monday, July 10, from 6:30-8:30 pm. Visit for more information about CR. Don’t miss out on the best nights of the summer! Join us Tuesday nights for over the top events, crazy fun, and amazing friends. We’ll have games and competitions throughout the summer. Bring a friend and join in. Meets on Sunday evenings — Don’t miss out on Wired Sundays this summer! Each Sunday evening, Wired will have different summer-themed games and small-group devotional time. Invite a friend, and join the fun! AUGUST 18 at 6:30 pm—Night of Worship is a special evening of music, singing, prayer and worship at The Ridge! Bring the whole family, gather your small group, or invite your neighbor to join you! Find more at AUGUST 26 at 6:30 pm—Ready to meet others at the church who are in a similar life stage? Group Link is the place to connect as you take a step toward being a part of a community group. Find more info, and register at Did you hear the news? Mandisa and Danny Gokey are coming to The Ridge on October 12! Today is the final day of pre-sale tickets at Tickets to the general public begin tomorrow.

Wise Guy - Part 7 [July 16, 2017] Tim Haring

We don't realize the power of words.
Words are powerful to build or destroy; use them well.
“There exists, for everyone, a sentence - a series of words - that has the power to destroy you. Another sentence exists, another series of words that could heal you. If you're lucky you will get the second, but you can be certain of getting the first.” – Philip K. Dirk
“You can't hammer in a nail with words..." "No, but you can start a war with them.” – Ben Galley
“There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic.” – Diane Setterfield
“Words are like eggs dropped from great heights; you can no more call them back than ignore the mess they leave when they fall.” - Jodi Picoult
Words are powerful to build or destroy; use them well.
• Talk less
• Listen more
• Think first
• Talk less
• Listen more
• Think first
• Guard your heart
Words are powerful to build or destroy; use them well.
Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.” - Yehuda Berg

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