Chestnut Ridge Church
Christmas Portraits—Part 2
The Christmas story is full of wonder—a virgin birth, angelic messengers, and mysterious visitors that travel hundreds of miles to worship a newborn baby. Amidst all of the unusual details of that night, some people simply didn’t care. Some even became hostile. The news of Jesus’ birth should’ve brought joy for everyone but, surprisingly, it didn’t. Together, we’ll gain insight and learn lessons from the perplexing reactions by some key characters in the Bible’s most well-known story. Join us as we explore Christmas Portraits.
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  • Chestnut Ridge Church [CRC]
    2223 Cheat Rd, Morgantown, WV 26508, USA
    Tuesday 9:00 AM, Tuesday 11:00 AM

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/

We will be gathering online only this Sunday at 9am and 11am, and will not gather in person at the church building located at 2223 Cheat Road through the end of 2020. We will continue to keep you updated as we navigate this time together.

Online Service // 9am / 11am

We will continue to stream services online at 9am and 11am. Sunday's service will be available to watch on our app, at www.theridge.church/live, on Facebook and YouTube at 9am and 11am.

http://www.chestnutridgechurch.com/hope Wednesday, December 9—As Christmas approaches, we may find ourselves burdened by stress, grief, finances and more. The Ridge is offering five FREE webinars focused on topics that challenge many of us during the holiday season. Each will include an informational session from hosts leading the webinar, followed by a time for questions and further discussion on each subject. Visit the website to learn more about each session and to register today!

http://www.chestnutridgechurch.com/box Bring a little bit of the experience into your home this Christmas! If you’ll be tuning in and inviting loved ones to watch with you, the Christmas box will come in handy. You’ll receive invite cards, candles, and a few fun surprises—there’s enough for the whole family to enjoy! Find more info and reserve your box at the link.

http://www.chestnutridgechurch.com/meal If you and your family are experiencing hardship, we would like to offer you a blessing by providing the necessities to prepare a Christmas dinner at home. You will receive a ham, a 5lb bag of potatoes, a box of stuffing, two jars of gravy, two cans of corn, two cans of green beans, rolls, butter, cranberry sauce, a pie, and whipped cream. You will be able to pick up your Christmas dinner meal kit at Chestnut Ridge Church on Saturday, December 19th between the hours of 10am and noon. Request a meal at the link above.

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!

http://www.chestnutridgechurch.com/give 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!

Today's Music
Angels We Have Heard on High, Welcome the Healer, O Praise the Name, It is Finished
Christmas Portraits—Part 2
[Andrew Archer]
Today's Takeaway | We can know the word of God and not know the God of the word




Descendent of Abraham | Genesis 12:3, Matthew 1:1
Descendent of David (King) | 2 Samuel 7:12-16, Matthew 1:1, Luke 1:32-33
Star Rising out of Jacob | Numbers 24:17, Matthew 2:2
Born of a Virgin | Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:22-23, Luke 1:31-35
Born in Bethlehem | Micah 5:2 , Matthew 2:1-6
Called out of Egypt | Hosea 11:1, Matthew 2:13-15
From Nazareth | Isaiah 11:1 & 53:3, Matt 2:23
Christianity isn't about...
Knowing the bible
Doing the right things
Going to church
Christianity is about...
Knowing God
Placing our faith in Christ
How do we get to know the Word of God?
Spend time with Him
“The Bible is not an end in itself, but a means to bring men to an intimate and satisfying knowledge of God, that they may enter into Him, that they may delight in His Presence, may taste and know the inner sweetness of the very God Himself in the core and center of their hearts. “ –A.W. Tozer - Pursuit of God
How do we get to know the Word of God?
• Spend time with Him
Spend time with others are that getting to know 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/ChristmasPortraitsPart2

The Ridge Weekly

Listen to The Ridge Weekly podcast for more content throughout your week!

http://www.chestnutridgechurch.com/podcast

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/