Chestnut Ridge Church
No Worries–Part 4
Worry is an unwelcome guest that resides in our hearts. In a world dealing with a pandemic, protests, rioting, financial woes, and uncertainty about the future, many are experiencing the uneasiness and anxiety that accompany these troubles. How can we combat the struggle of stress, worry, and fear at a time like this? Join us for the brand new series, No Worries, as we journey through the stories of Bible characters who faced their fears with the tools God provided—and overcame all odds.
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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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Today's Music
Grace is On Our Side, Peace Be Still, Reckless Love, O Praise the Name
No Worries—Part 4
[Tim Haring]
Problem | We forget God is with us
Solution | Rest in God’s sovereignty and pray
Part 1 Takeaway | Rely on God’s promises
Part 2 Takeaway | Remember how God has taken care of you in the past
Part 3 Takeaway | Realize Jesus is with us
Today's Takeaway | Rest in God’s sovereignty and pray
The book takes place in the Persian period after many Israelites had returned from the Exile to the land of Palestine to rebuild the temple and set up the sacrificial system. Most Israelite captives, however, chose not to return to their homeland. They should have done so for Isaiah and Jeremiah had urged the yet-to-be-exiled nation to come out of Babylon after 70 years and return to the place where the Lord could bless them under the covenantal promises. Esther and Mordecai had not returned to the land and did not seem interested in complying with the prophetic command to return. –Dr. J.A. Martin
No doubt the 180 days involved planning sessions in which all the provinces’ leaders were being prepared for the war effort, as well as being impressed with Xerxes’ wealth and splendor. The campaign was to be a costly affair. –J.A. Martin
Probably this persistent (day after day) refusal stemmed more from pride than from religious scruples…Mordecai was using their national heritage as an excuse for not giving honor to a high Persian official. –J.A. Martin
“…archaeologists [have] found numerical cubes in Persia that, apparently, were used for divining the future. They would throw these cubes and, based on the number that landed, would attempt to discern the future.”
Purim is still celebrated by the Jews on the fourteenth day of Adar, which in our calendar varies from February 25 to March 25. –Dr. M. Breneman
Rely on God’s promises
Remember how God has taken care of you in the past
Realize Jesus is with us (and for us!)
Rest in God’s sovereignty and pray

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/NoWorriesPart4

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/

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You can watch or listen to past messages online!

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