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
    Sunday 8:00 AM
  • Chestnut Ridge Church
    Sunday 5:55 PM

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Glorious Day, Forever I Run, Lamb of God, Death Was Arrested

http://theridge.church/startingpoint Starting Point Orientations are TODAY 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/crccampus Sunday Lunch—>TODAY! There’s a lot happening for college-aged students! Stop by for a FREE lunch TODAY after the 11am service in the Hub. Meet up downtown at The Cue (222 High St.) on Thursday night for Encounter, and plan time away for the Fall Retreat in October. Get the dates and info at theridge.church/CRCCampus.

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/crccampus College-aged students have a place to meet up downtown at The Cue (222 High St.) on Thursday nights for Encounter—a campus gathering with free food, worship, and Bible discussion. Get the dates and info at theridge.church/CRCCampusEncounter.

http://theridge.church/bethmoore September 16, 9am–5pm, at The Ridge! Laugh, pray and be inspired by Beth’s venture into the Word to encourage women on their own personal journey of faith at this one-day, simulcast event. Lunch and snacks included; group rates available; open-captioning provided, too! Visit theridge.church/BethMoore for info and registration.

http://theridge.church/fpu This life-changing class taught by Dave Ramsey and the FPU teaching team on video at Chestnut Ridge Church in Morgantown, WV, will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever.

http://theridge.church/vergecookout Sunday, October 1 —Join other Verge families as we kick off of the new school year for a fun, family cookout! All 4th & 5th graders and their families are invited! There will be dinner, games, and hiking!

http://theridge.church/greatadventure Saturday, October 7—6th–8th grade students are invited to participate in a one-day event that is sure to bring adventure to life! Break out of your everyday routine to conquer fears, hang out with friends, and grow closer to God. Register by SEPTEMBER 24!

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 4 [September 10, 2017] Tim Haring

Sometimes there are hindrances to prayer
Stop, drop and pray
Ask - week 1
God allows things to come our way so that we will turn to him and pray.

Ask - week 2
If Jesus prayed, how much more do we?

Ask - week 3
Prayer doesn't work; God works when we pray
Some reasons why we may not receive requests:
• God has another plan
• The timing is not right
• God wants to stretch our faith
• There's a spiritual battle going on
Two main situations where things we are doing may hinder our prayers:

1. When we mistreat others

Two main situations where things we are doing may hinder our prayers:

1. When we mistreat others
2. When we give ourselves to various sins
Pastor Chuck Swindoll's prayer:
Dear God,
So far today I’ve done all right. I haven’t gossiped, I haven’t lost my temper, I haven’t been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish or over-indulgent. I’m very thankful for that. But in a few minutes, God, I’m going to get out of bed, and from then on, I’m probably going to need a lot of help. Amen

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/askpart4

Miss a weekend?

You can watch or listen to past messages online!

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