Chestnut Ridge Church
Hard Questions—Part 1
What is the purpose of life? Why does God allow suffering? Should Christians be involved in politics? How can we find truth in this world? When we face important questions in life, where can we turn? Regardless of our perspective on tough subjects, the Bible can provide us with the insight and guidance we all need. Tune in for the series, Hard Questions, as we explore some of the difficult and uncomfortable topics that arise in today’s world. We’ll discover how a book that was written almost 2,000 years ago can still provide relevant and topical answers.
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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.

Download the app that makes it easier for you to connect with The Ridge wherever you are! You can download it in the iOS and Android app stores, and on AppleTV, AndroidTV, Amazon Fire, and Roku. It's simple, easy, and best of all, it's FREE! Create a profile, share content straight from your phone, tune in to livestreams, watch past content, set a reminder for upcoming services, and build your own watch list—it's all at your fingertips!

http://www.theridge.church/onlinegroups Join us this fall in an online group! In this season, we need connection with God and each other more than ever. We invite you to try an Online Group with leaders and others from The Ridge. We will learn from the Bible, share our prayer requests, and be encouraged. Online groups will meet weekly for one hour via Zoom video call. Zoom links will be emailed to you. Sign up online!

During this season, your gifts to support what God is doing at The Ridge are more important than ever. You can continue to give online at theridge.church/give, by texting a dollar amount to 304-470-4078, or mailing your check or cash to 2223 Cheat Road, Morgantown, WV 26508.  We appreciate your support and generosity!

This Sunday, October 4th, we'll set aside a time during the online service to participate in communion at home. Simply gather whatever you have available—juice, wine, crackers, bread—as elements. This time will allow us to pause and reflect on what Jesus has done for us all. Invite others in your home to take communion with you!

Give online

Even though this is a season of great financial uncertainty, your gifts to support what God is doing at The Ridge are more important than ever. Thank you for being a part of ministry at The Ridge in this rapidly-changing season.
For your convenience, you may submit your giving 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.

http://www.chestnutridgechurch.com/give/
Today's Music
Battle Belongs, Worthy of Your Name, Death Was Arrested
Hard Questions—Part 1
[Tim Haring]
Problem | We wonder, “What is the meaning of life?”
Solution | We were created by God to have a relationship with God
“The purpose of life is to stay alive. Watch any animal in nature--all it tries to do is stay alive. It doesn't care about beliefs or philosophy. Whenever any animal's behavior puts it out of touch with the realities of its existence, it becomes extinct.” –Crichton
“I don't know the meaning of life. I don't know why we are here. I think life is full of anxieties and fears and tears. It has a lot of grief in it, and it can be very grim. And I do not want to be the one who tries to tell somebody else what life is all about. To me it's a complete mystery.” –Schultz
• Meaning is not found in wealth
On wealth:
• Money can’t buy intangible things like sleep.
On wealth:
• Money can’t buy intangible things like sleep.
• You can’t take it with you.
On wealth:
• Money can’t buy intangible things like sleep.
• You can’t take it with you.
• The more you have the more you have to take care of.
• Meaning is not found in wealth
• Meaning is not found in pleasure
• Meaning is not found in wealth
• Meaning is not found in pleasure
• Meaning is not found in acquiring knowledge
• Meaning is not found in wealth
• Meaning is not found in pleasure
• Meaning is not found in acquiring knowledge
• Meaning is not found in our accomplishments
“…Solomon exalted diligence and condemned laziness; for he knew that any honest employment can be done to the glory of God. But work alone cannot satisfy the human heart, no matter how successful that work may be.” –Wiersbe
Today's Takeaway | We were created by God to have a relationship with God

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/HardQuestionsPart1

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/

Miss a weekend?

You can watch or listen to past messages online!

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