Chestnut Ridge Church
Wise Guy - Part 9
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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  • Chestnut Ridge Church [CRC]
    2223 Cheat Rd, Morgantown, WV 26508, USA
    Sunday 8:00 AM
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    Sunday 5:55 PM


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God Is for Us, This I Believe, No Longer Slaves, Let the Heavens Open

TODAY at 12:15 pm—The church will be grilling up the burgers and hotdogs and providing the drinks and desserts—there will be inflatables for the kids and the widely-anticipated cornhole tournament! 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!

The summer fun on Sunday evenings continues NEXT SUNDAY, right after the 5 pm service! Red Beard BBQ, cornhole, ways to meet new people—come to the service, connect with old friends (or new ones), and make some memories this summer! Have a student entering 6th–12th grade? Parents and students are invited to come celebrate the end of the summer with Deviate [grades 6-8] and Wired [grades 9-12]. Bring along a side dish to share. No need to register—just show up for the fun! Interested in being a part of this fall’s Baby Dedication Celebration? Families who would like more information or who are interested in participating in the Celebration must attend one of the two upcoming informational sessions. Find more info at Meets Mondays, 6:30–8:30 pm—Celebrate Recovery is a place to share the struggles and victories of your hurts, habits, or hang-ups. For more information, visit CR is open to the public, and childcare is available. 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 September 16 at The Ridge! Did you hear the news? Mandisa and Danny Gokey are coming to The Ridge on October 12! Tickets are on sale now. This show is expected to be a sell out, so get them soon!

Wise Guy - Part 9 [July 30, 2017] Tim Haring

We don't understand that it matters how we live
The righteous: The designation, especially in the OT, of those who live and act in accordance with God's commands.

–Dr. Manser
Now of course, no one is completely righteous or completely wicked; but in principle, the way of the righteous is bright and life giving. It is better to do what God says is right than to do things God clearly says are wrong.
To reiterate…
Being a goodperson will not get you into heaven.
Beinggood doesn’t mean you are better than anyone else, or even
less sinful.
And there will not always be a direct correlation in our experience
between the things we do and what happens to us.
According to a scholar by the name of M. Poole, the person who lives with integrity is someone “who is sincere, and just, and faithful in his dealings with God and with men.”

[1] Poole, M. (1853). Annotations upon the Holy Bible (Vol. 2, p. 231). New York: Robert Carter and Brothers.
Is it possible we are not as happy as we should be because of things we’ve allowed in our lives that are not good? Is it possible that the things we are doing, which we know aren’t pleasing to God, are keeping us from enjoying life?
1. Are you willing to trust that God’s ways are best, as recorded in the pages of the Bible?
2. Are you willing to set aside the things you know aren’t good for the sake of greater joy?
3. Are you willing to pursue a closer walk with God, who is the Source of godliness?
4. Have you found eternal life through Christ and not a list of do’s and don’t’s?

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