Chestnut Ridge Church
As Christians, one of the most powerful and underutilized resources we have is prayer. The New Testament writer James wrote, "You have not because you ask not." God invites us to talk with him about everything we face in life! He is a Father who loves to give good things to his children. But often, we are like the disciples of Jesus, who said to him, "Teach us to pray." We don't know how to pray or what we should pray about. This message series is titled, Ask. Let's explore together how amazing prayer is and how we can grow more effective in prayer.
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  • Chestnut Ridge Church [CRC]
    2223 Cheat Rd, Morgantown, WV 26508, USA
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Overcome, Worthy of Your Name, Fullness, What a Beautiful Name

http://theridge.church/BabyDedication Interested in being a part of this fall’s Baby Dedication Celebration? Families who would like more info or who are interested in participating in the Celebration must attend an informational session. Today is the last opportunity for the fall dedication. Find more at theridge.church/BabyDedication.

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/celebraterecovery 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 theridge.church/celebraterecovery. CR is open to the public, and childcare is available.

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.

http://theridge.church/startingpoint Starting Point Orientations will be Sept. 3 after all services. So if you are new to Christianity, if you are returning to church, or if you have questions or doubts, Starting Point is the place for you to get the answers that deserve a conversation. For more info, go to the info desk or visit theridge.church/startingpoint.

http://theridge.church/bethmoore September 16 at The Ridge!

http://theridge.church/concert 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!

Ask - Part 1 [August 20, 2017] Tim Haring

We don't realize how amazing prayer is.
God allows things to come our way, so we will turn to him and pray.

Coopers Rock—the woody area Tim refers to in his opening story.

When God allows things to come our way,
we should turn to him and pray.
Being in God’s image means that humans share, though imperfectly and finitely, in God’s nature, that is, in His communicable attributes (life, personality, truth, wisdom, love, holiness, justice), and so have the capacity for spiritual fellowship with Him.[1] – A.P. Ross


[1] Ross, A. P. (1985). Genesis. In J. F. Walvoord & R. B. Zuck (Eds.), The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures (Vol. 1, p. 29). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.
When God allows things to come our way,
we should turn to him and pray.
The thought here in 1 John 2:1 is of a defense attorney who takes up the case of his client before a tribunal.[1] – Walvoord and Zuck


[1] Walvoord, J. F., & Zuck, R. B., Dallas Theological Seminary. (1985). The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures (Vol. 2, p. 887). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.
When God allows things to come our way,
we should turn to him and pray.
…to note the great wickedness and wretchedness of that generation… when the world was universally corrupt, and had forsaken God and his service, good men grew more valiant and zealous for God, and did more publicly and avowedly own God, and began to distinguish and separate themselves from the ungodly world, and to call themselves and one another by the name of God, i.e. the sons, servants, or worshippers of God as they are expressly called.[1]


[1] Poole, M. (1853). Annotations upon the Holy Bible (Vol. 1, pp. 14–15). New York: Robert Carter and Brothers.
When God allows things to come our way,
we should turn to him and pray.

Discussion Questions

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