Chestnut Ridge Church
When God Walked Alone–Part 2
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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Today's Music
Egypt, Endlessly, Faithful Now, Do It Again
When God Walked Alone—Part 2
[Tim Haring]
Problem | People think good people go to heaven
Solution | Salvation can’t be earned; it can only be received as a gift
The Rabbis taught that Abraham had a surplus of merit from his works that was available to his descendants. –J.A. Witmer
Justified |The act of God as judge that declares sinners (who were in the wrong) to be right or righteous in His sight
Salvation is...

A Wage
The approach: Earn It
The view of God: God it a debtor
The effect: Pride and self-sufficiency
The result: You remain in your sin

A Gift
The approach: Receive it
The view of God: God is a giver
The effect: Gratitude and trust in God
The result: Your debt is erased
• The problem is sin
• The solution is Jesus
• The response God is looking for is faith
Today's Takeaway | Salvation can’t be earned; it can only be received as a gift

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