Chestnut Ridge Church
Past, Present and Future
Our view of the past often holds us up from making progress in our future, and we won't move forward if we are chained to the past. As Christians, we want to be "fruitful," be used by God, and find personal growth in increasing measure. But, what resources do we have in order to make spiritual progress?
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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; Because He Lives; You Make Me Brave; God, I Look to You

Thanks for celebrating the end of 2017 with us! Just a reminder—this is the only service today. Next Sunday, January 7, the services return to the regular schedule at 9am, 11am and 5pm. If you have a friend or neighbor who doesn’t have a church home, feel free to invite them to join you at The Ridge!

http://theridge.church/ChangetheCourse Please bring back your Change the Course jar soon—every jar makes a difference at Chestnut Mountain Ranch. There’s more information at theridge.church/ChangetheCourse.

http://theridge.church/celebraterecovery Celebrate Recovery WILL meet on New Year’s Day—Monday, January 1st—at the church, but there will be no childcare available. CR is a place to walk through the struggles and share the victories of your hurts, habits, or hang-ups. For more information, visit theridge.church/CelebrateRecovery.

http://theridge.church/NightofWorship If you have enjoyed today’s music, come celebrate with us at Night of Worship—a special evening of music, singing, and worship at The Ridge on Sunday, January 14, at 5pm! Bring the whole family, gather your small group, or invite your neighbor to join you! Find more information at theridge.church/NightofWorship.

Past, Present and Future [December 31, 2017] Tim Haring


Problem: Our past often holds us up from making progress in the future

Solution: We won’t move forward if we are chained to the past




We won’t move forward if we are chained to the past
Resources we have:

• God's power
Resources we have:

• God's power
• God's promises
Resources we have:

• God's power
• God's promises
• Our own effort
It takes every bit of diligence and effort a Christian can muster, along with the enabling power of the Holy Spirit, to “escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.”[1] - Gangle


[1] Gangel, K. O. (1985). 2 Peter. In J. F. Walvoord & R. B. Zuck (Eds.), The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures (Vol. 2, p. 865). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.
We won't move forward if we are chained to the past
We won't move forward if we are chained to the past

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