Chestnut Ridge Church
Stuck - Part 2
There will come a time where each of us will experience what it's like to be "stuck" spiritually. Maybe we don't feel as close to God as we used to, or maybe we feel we aren't growing in our faith. What if we could get a jump start?...a bit of help to get moving again? The Stuck series will explore five of the main catalystsGod uses to grow our faith,no matter the season in which we find ourselves.
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  • Chestnut Ridge Church [CRC]
    2223 Cheat Rd, Morgantown, WV 26508, USA
    Sunday 8:00 AM
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    Sunday 5:55 PM

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Music from today
Love Came Down, Worthy of Your Name, Holy Spirit, Son Of God (He Has Overcome)

http://theridge.church/next TODAY, after each service—Whether you’re new or if you’ve been coming for a while, Next is the place for you to hear a short overview about the church, ask any questions you might have, and determine your next step around The Ridge—whatever it might be. Find more info at theridge.church/Next.

http://theridge.church.com Welcome back college students! If you’re in college, grad school, working or somewhere in between, you’re invited to connect with CRC Campus for a FREE lunch TODAY after the 11am service.

http://theridge.church/NightofWorship TONIGHT!!—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 tonight at 5pm! Bring the whole family, gather your small group, or invite your neighbor to join you! Find more information at theridge.church/NightofWorship.

http://theridge.church/mosaic Join other singles after the Night of Worship for pizza, volleyball, cornhole, fun games and an open gym night at CRC. Register at theridge.church/MosaicGymNight. Open to single adults and their children.

http://theridge.church/celebraterecovery Celebrate Recovery meets weekly, is open to the public, and has 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/GroupLink January 27—If you’re ready to meet other married or engaged couples 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. Heavy appetizers, desserts, and childcare are provided. Register and find more info at theridge.church/GroupLink.

Stuck - Part 2 [January 14, 2018] Kevin Deming

To grow spiritually, we need to connect with people who are growing spiritually.



Catalyst: an agent that provokes or speeds significant change or action.
–Merriam-Webster
The five catalysts God has given us to get going…
· Practical teaching
· Providential relationships
· Private disciplines
· Pivotal circumstances
· Personal ministry
This week's focus:
PROVIDENTIAL RELATIONSHIPS
Growing spiritually doesn't happen when we know what Jesus says. It happens when we apply what he says. Application happens best within the context of community. To grow spiritually, you have to be connected relationally. - Northpoint Community Church
To grow spiritually, we need to connect with people who are growing spiritually.
The differences between these two giants of the faith were not rooted in pride, personal ambition, or offended feelings, they were rooted in different spiritual gifts, outlook, and calling.
- Robert L. (Bob) Deffinbaugh
3 Types of Relationships:

1. Mentor: A Paul is someone who will lovingly speak the truth to you,
even at the cost of hurt feelings.
2. Friend: Barnabas is known for being an encourager.
3. Mentee: Timothy is known for his pursuit of spiritual truths and wisdom.

To grow spiritually, we need to connect with people who are growing spiritually.
Their words carry almost as much weight as my wife’s words. Why? Because they’ve invested in me, and they’ve earned the right to speak into my life. God works through each of the relationships in our lives. He uses a Paul to guide us. He uses a Timothy to help us mature. And He uses a Barnabas to challenge us. In response, we should always be learning, teaching and loving.
- Dave Ramsey

Discussion Questions

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