Chestnut Ridge Church
Family Matters - Part 4: Singleness
There are a lot of opinions these days about marriage, family and singleness—opinions that are often contradictory and unhelpful. In this series, Family Matters, we will be looking at various Bible passages to help us understand God’s design and plan for some of the most significant relationships we will ever have.
Locations & Times
  • Chestnut Ridge Church [CRC]
    2223 Cheat Rd, Morgantown, WV 26508, USA
    Sunday 8:00 AM
  • Chestnut Ridge Church
    Sunday 5:55 PM


Thank you for visiting Chestnut Ridge Church today! You can find out more about our church and upcoming events on our Facebook page or our website. You can also follow the church on Twitter at @chestnut_ridge.

Give online

For your convenience you may give your offering 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. If you're visiting with us, please don't feel obligated to give.
Music from today
Overcome, King Of My Heart, Reckless Love TODAY—Looking for a way to talk to your kids about faith and how they can have a personal relationship with Jesus? We Believe is a 25-minute presentation, where parents and kids (grades K–4) can hear about what it means to place their trust in Jesus. There’s info at TODAY—Are you new here or simply want to see family ministry in action? Come to the Family Ministry Preview during the 9am or 11am services! Hear about the Family Ministry team at The Ridge, and take a look at the Sunday morning environments. If you want to invest time and use your gifts to help others, you’ll be able to find your best fit and start making a difference. Visit TONIGHT at 5pm—Night of Worship is a special event filled with music and singing at The Ridge! Bring the family, gather your friends, or invite your neighbor to join you. This event will take the place of the 5pm service, and all are welcome. Kids’ programming will not be available, however we welcome children to enjoy the music, too! TONIGHT—Enjoy a Cinco de Mayo themed evening at The Ridge! Invite your friends, and join Mosaic after Night of Worship at the fire pit. We’ll supply the snacks, music, fun-filled environment, and giveaways! Visit

Family Matters - Part 4: Singleness [April 29, 2018] Tim Haring

Problem: People view singleness in a negative way.

Solution: Singleness can be a gift.


• Jesus was not married
• Marriage does not guarantee happiness
• Marriage is not necessary for spiritual maturity
• Masculinity and femininity are not related to whether we are married or
• Marriage is not the main story line of our lives

• Singleness provides an opportunity for greater devotion to Christ
“Jesus, if this is your will, then YES to being single. In my deepest heart, I want to marry, to belong to a great man…to know I am linked to his life…and he to mine…following Christ and our dreams together…but you know what I need. If I never marry, it is YES to you.”
- Anderson


• Singleness provides an opportunity for greater devotion to Christ
• Singleness provides an opportunity to take greater risks for God
“Being single has meant that I am free to take risks that I might not take were I a mother or a family dependent on me. Being single has given me freedom to move around the world without having to pack up a household first. And this freedom has brought to me moments that I would not trade for anything else this side of eternity.”
– Taylor

• Singleness provides an opportunity for greater devotion to Christ
• Singleness provides an opportunity to take greater risks for God
• Singleness provides a greater opportunity to serve God and others

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.

Miss a weekend?

You can watch or listen to past messages online!