Chestnut Ridge Church
When God Walked Alone–Part 1
People have different perspectives about heaven. Some believe that we will all end up there. Others think only “good” people make it to heaven. But there has always been only one way to get right with God, and it has nothing to do with what we do for God. It’s all about what He did for us. Throughout this series, we will discover how to begin a relationship with God, understand ideas surrounding the Gospel, and equip you with more confidence so you can discuss the Bible message with others. Ultimately, we will answer the question—can we know for sure we’ll go to heaven?
Locations & Times
  • Chestnut Ridge Church [CRC]
    2223 Cheat Rd, Morgantown, WV 26508, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM

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Online Service Only // 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, on Facebook and YouTube at 9am and 11am. As a church, our goal is to create a community of support, encouragement, and prayer for the children experiencing foster care and the adults that courageously take on the role of a foster parent. Just like every family, foster families need others to walk alongside them on their journey. You can make a difference with any level of involvement! Learn how you can help children and families by visiting the link above. Sunday, February 7–You are invited to join us online for an evening of music and praise! Night of Worship is a time where singing and worship are welcomed and encouraged. It's a step beyond the weekend service where you can grow even closer to God through music. Invite your family and friends to watch with you and enjoy your favorite songs! Find more info at the link.

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This Sunday, February 7th, we'll set aside time during the online service to participate in communion at home. Simply gather juice or wine and crackers or 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! 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, 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
Gone, Worthy of Your Name, Another in the Fire, Death was Arrested
When God Walked Alone—Part 1
[Tim Haring]
Problem | People think they can earn their way into heaven
Solution | It’s not what we do for God; it’s what he did for us that matters

[The gospel is] not merely a powerful means in God’s hands, but [is] in itself a divine energy. –Dr. Vincent
Whenever the gospel is proclaimed, God’s power becomes operative and succeeds in saving. –J.A. Fitzmyer
• The problem is sin.
• The solution is Jesus (because of who He is and what He did for us.)
• The response God is looking for is faith (or trust).
In classical Greek it is used for missing a target or taking a wrong road. It is the general New Testament term for sin as concrete wrongdoing, the violation of God’s law. –New Bible Dictionary
“The confession is an acknowledgement that God has been incarnated in Jesus, that Jesus Christ is God. Also essential is heart-faith that God raised Him from the dead. The result is salvation.” –Witmer
• The problem is sin
• The solution is Jesus (because of who he is and what he did for us).
• The response God is looking for is faith (or trust)

Discussion Questions

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