Chestnut Ridge Church
Nine - Part 3: Joy
What are we, as Christians, supposed to be like? What qualities should be evident in our lives? The Apostle Paul, in Galatians 5, listed nine amazing Christ-like attributes that are called, “the fruit of the Spirit.” This series, Nine, will explore these attributes and will answer the question, How do we get them in our lives?
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    2223 Cheat Rd, Morgantown, WV 26508, USA
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Reminder—no 5pm service this evening—May 27. Show & Tell Baptism will be happening on June 10th after the 11am service! Kids & students at The Ridge will have the opportunity to take their next step by showing others about their personal faith, and telling a part of their story of life change. You’re invited to this event where kids can celebrate faith! Visit Mosaic [singles] is having a Pool Party & Potluck on Sunday, June 10th from 1pm to 3pm! If you’re a single adult, you’re invited to enjoy tasty food, great music, games, and fun in the sun at Suncrest Village! Please provide a side dish to share with others, and feel free to bring the kids along. Sign up at Are you new here or want to see Family Ministry staff and volunteers in action? Come to the Family Ministry Preview during the 9am service on Sunday, June 17th for a behind-the-scenes tour! You may discover that you’d enjoy investing time, and using your gifts to make a difference at The Ridge. Visit Mosaic [singles] invites you to the WV Black Bear Game & Tailgate on Monday, July 9th! Bring your friends & family along, but be sure to pre-register here to get the discounted ticket price!

Nine - Part 3: Joy [May 27, 2018] Tim Haring

Problem: We try to find joy in the wrong things (circumstances)
Solution: Joy is found in Jesus

Week 1 take away—Don't try; instead, rely
Week 2 take away—Make your main goal in life to love well
· Happiness tends to be an emotion; joy is a state of being
· Happiness tends to be fleeting; joy lasts longer

· Happiness tends to be based upon our circumstances; joy transcends our circumstances

The word “happiness” translates into Latin as happenstance. When broken down this literally means ‘happen’ (lucky; happy, elation) ‘stance’ (shortening for circumstance). In summary, happiness is defined as a temporary circumstance of elation.
– Robin Sink

This week's take away:

Joy is found in Jesus
• Jesus helps us get past the past.
• Jesus helps us get past the past.
• Jesus is present in the present.
• Jesus helps us get past the past.
• Jesus is present in the present.
• Jesus provides a secure future.

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