Chestnut Ridge Church
Our nation was founded on the principle that all people are created equal. But has society really treated all people the same? Everyone was created in the image of God, which means there is no place for partiality. Yet, without a doubt, racism is alive throughout the world. As Christians, how should we view racism? How can we combat it? Tune in this Sunday, as Pastor Tim addresses the powerful problem that burdens the hearts of us and of God.
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  • Chestnut Ridge Church [CRC]
    2223 Cheat Rd, Morgantown, WV 26508, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM, Sunday 5:00 PM

Hello from The Ridge!

Thank you for gathering with us today! You can find out more about The Ridge on our website, and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

http://www.chestnutridgechurch.com/
Online Services Only
We will continue to gather online, and will not gather in person at the church building located at 2223 Cheat Road. We are grateful that technology allows us to experience worship and services online with you. Sunday's service will be available to watch on our app, at theridge.church/live, on Facebook and YouTube at 9am, 11am, and 5pm. To stay up to date on the latest information regarding services, reopening, and events, please visit us online at theridge.church/coronavirus.

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http://www.theridge.church/onlinegroups Join us this week to try an online group! In this season, we need connection with God and each other more than ever. We invite you to Try An Online Group with leaders and others from The Ridge. We will learn from the Bible, share our prayer requests, and be encouraged. If you enjoy this meeting, we'll help you connect with an online group that will meet weekly for one hour via Zoom video call. Zoom links will be emailed to you. Sign up online!!

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Even though this is a season of great financial uncertainty, your gifts to support what God is doing at The Ridge are more important than ever. Thank you for being a part of ministry at The Ridge in this rapidly-changing season.
For your convenience, you may submit your giving electronically online or by texting a $ amount to 304-470-4078. Click below to give securely online with your credit card or bank account through our mobile giving site.

http://www.chestnutridgechurch.com/give/
Today's Music
Grateful, Faithful Now, The Blessing, Good Grace
Takeaway | We need to view and treat people as God does
Prejudice | a pre-judgment about another person based on social groups to which that person belongs

Discrimination | action based on prejudice. These actions include ignoring, exclusion, threats, ridicule, slander, and violence







Racism | “a system of advantage based on race.”
[David Wellman]
“When a racial group’s collective prejudice is backed by the power of legal authority and institutional control, it is transformed into racism, a far-reaching system that functions independently from the intentions or self-images of individual actors.” –Diangelo





All people are created in the image of God
• All people are created in the image of God
All people trace their lineage to Adam and Eve
• All people are created in the image of God
• All people trace their lineage to Adam and Eve
All people are our neighbors
We have a special obligation to help those who are oppressed.
• All people are created in the image of God
• All people trace their lineage to Adam and Eve
• All people are our neighbors
All people should be helped, but especially those who are mistreated
• All people are created in the image of God
• All people trace their lineage to Adam and Eve
• All people are our neighbors
• All people should be helped, but especially those who are mistreated
All people are invited into Christ’s church
Today's Takeaway |We need to view and treat people as God does

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/InHisImage

Weekly Devotional

Get More From the Message | Each week, a new devotional will be available on Tuesday and Thursday. These devotionals are based on the previous Sunday's message, and aim to take the message further and help you dive deeper into the topic. You can find the devotionals at the link, or sign up to receive weekly emails.

https://www.chestnutridgechurch.com/devotional/
“When a racial group’s collective prejudice is backed by the power of legal authority and institutional control, it is transformed into racism, a far-reaching system that functions independently from the intentions or self-images of individual actors.” –Diangelo

Miss a weekend?

You can watch or listen to past messages online!

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