Chestnut Ridge Church
The Ordinaries - Part 1: Abraham
People love Bible stories, because they involve ordinary people doing extraordinary things—with the help of God. Our summer series, The Ordinaries, will explore examples & lessons from some of the most beloved Old Testament Bible stories.
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  • Chestnut Ridge Church [CRC]
    2223 Cheat Rd, Morgantown, WV 26508, USA
    zondag 8:00 AM
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Glorious Day, Life Defined, God You're So Good Come to The Ridge for Night of Prayer on TONIGHT. This special event will be filled with acoustic worship, and times reserved for individual and group prayers. Members of the Prayer Team and The Ridge staff will host the evening from 5pm to 6pm. This event will take place of the 5pm service. Whether you’re new or you’ve been coming to The Ridge for a while, Next is the place for you to hear a brief overview about the church, ask any questions you might have, learn how to get involved, and determine your next step here—whatever it might be. Stop by the conference room after the 9am, 11am, or 5pm service on July 8th. Visit Mosaic [singles] invites all single adults to a Baseball Tailgate on Monday, July 9th at the Mon County Ballpark! Enjoy a tailgate beginning at 5pm with food and games, and then a live band! It’s only $10 per person, and the cost includes the tailgate and your ticket—you simply need to register online by June 24th for this special group rate! To reserve your ticket go to Join CRC Campus on July 20th for an evening with other college-age young adults, and enjoy a drive-in movie at Skyview Drive-In in Carmichaels, PA. The group will meet at the church at 6:30pm to carpool. The cost is $8 per person.

Save the date!!! July 29th—5pm at Camp Muffly

The Ordinaries - Part 1: Abraham [July 1, 2018] Tim Haring

Problem: We have trouble believing
Solution: We need to take God at his Word

We trust God by taking him at his Word
In the legal custom of that day a barren woman could give her maid to her husband as a wife, and the child born of that union was regarded as the first wife’s child. If the husband said to the slave-wife’s son, “You are my son,” then he was the adopted son and heir. So Sarai’s suggestion was unobjectionable according to the customs of that time.[1] - Ross

[1] Ross, A. P. (1985). Genesis. In J. F. Walvoord & R. B. Zuck (Eds.), The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures (Vol. 1, p. 56). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.

In the ancient Near East, the god that provides fertility is also entitled to demand a portion of what has been produced. This is expressed in the sacrifice of animals, grain and children. Texts from Phoenician and Punic colonies, like Carthage in North Africa, describe the ritual of child sacrifice as a means of insuring continued fertility.
- IVP Bible Commentary

We trust God by taking him at his Word
• Do you trust God? If not, why not?

• Is there some area in your life in which you need to trust God more? Are you willing to ask God to help you grow in faith?

• Are you taking the opportunity to trust God by claiming his promises?

• Are there any areas in your life in which you saying no to God because you don’t trust him?

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