Chestnut Ridge Church
Wise Guy - Part 11
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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http://theridge.church/mosaictropics Friday, August 18 — Join Mosaic [singles] for a light snack or full dinner at Tropics Restaurant. For those attending the Night of Worship, meet at the coffee bar at 7:15pm and the group will travel together.

http://theridge.church/crccampus Welcome back, college students! Meet up with old friends—or make some new ones—on the front lawn after next week’s 11am service. There will be fun and free food!

http://theridge.church/mosaic Sunday, August 20 — Mosaic [singles] will be having their annual cookout and rock climb at Coopers Rock State Forest. Invite your kids, parents, sisters, brothers, and friends! The more the merrier!

http://theridge.church/grouplink 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 theridge.church/GroupLink17.

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Wise Guy - Part 11 [August 13, 2017] Kevin Deming

If we have the right friends, we will head in the right direction.
“Show me your friends and I will show you your future.”
– Marc Mero
Show me the five people who are closest to you and I will show you who you will be in five years.
Your friends will determine the quality and direction of your life.
–Andy Stanley
If we have the right friends, we will head in the right direction.
A fool lacks wisdom, has no concern for others, does not desire to avoid sin, and brags about his sinful actions. The Scripture is clear we are to avoid living as a fool; rather, we are to fear the Lord, walk in His wisdom, and follow His ways.
–Gotquestions.org
It is very difficult to live the right way if you don’t have the right friends.
–Craig Groeschel
3 key steps to be sure we have the right friends and we are moving in the right direction:

1. Evaluate our friendships

On average, participants had 2.03 confidantes. And just over 4 percent of participants didn't list any names.
–Jeanna Bryner, Live Science Managing Editor
3 key steps to be sure we have the right friends and we are moving in the right direction:

1. Evaluate our friendships
2. Know the purpose of our friends
Why FRIENDS:
• Social
• Emotional
• Spiritual

3 key steps to be sure we have the right friends and we are moving in the right direction:

1. Evaluate our friendships
2. Know the purpose of our friends
3. Be intentional with the people you spend time with
Be Intentional:
• connect with others
• get plugged into a group
• find a place to serve
If we have the right friends, we will head in the right direction.

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