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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The Lion and The Lamb, Love Came Down, Endlessly, Revelation Song 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 Please visit for more information and to sign up for a 30-minute time to pray with the church. 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. 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 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. 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! 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! 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 5 [September 17, 2017] Tim Haring

We don't see how prayer impacts our lives
Prayer doesn't just change our circumstances; it often changes us
God doesn’t always change our circumstances when we pray;
he sometimes changes us
”they could have been sticks of various lengths, flat stones like coins, or some kind of dice; but their exact nature is unknown. The closest modern practice to casting lots is likely flipping a coin.”
God doesn’t always change our circumstances when we pray;
he sometimes changes us
God doesn’t always change our circumstances when we pray;
he sometimes changes us
The plant may have been a castor-bean plant (Ricinus communis), which grows rapidly in hot climates to a height of 12 feet and has large leaves.[1] – J.D. Hannah

[1] Hannah, J. D. (1985). Jonah. In J. F. Walvoord & R. B. Zuck (Eds.), The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures (Vol. 1, p. 1471). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.
God doesn’t always change our circumstances when we pray;
he sometimes changes us

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