Chestnut Ridge Church
Summer School - Part 2
Summer School - Part 2
Locations & Times
  • Chestnut Ridge Church [CRC]
    2223 Cheat Rd, Morgantown, WV 26508, USA
    Saturday 6:30 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM


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Music from today
Listen To The Music [Adam Etris (Special Vocal)], This Is Amazing Grace, With Us, Set Apart, No One Higher [Adam Etris (Lead Vocal), Becca Deming (Background Vocal)]

A team of people from The Ridge are currently visiting our sister church in Honduras. You can follow their journey:

Starting Point Orientations will be THIS SUNDAY, after both services. For more information go to

Middle schoolers don't miss out on the best nights of summer! You're invited to over-the-top events and crazy fun with amazing friends! we'll have games and competitions throughout the summer that will result in one group being crowned the Ultimate Beat the Heat Champions! Visit: for details.

High Schoolers, school's out for summer! Come party at the Wired Big Summer with high energy games, time with friends, and group discussions! Contact Cameron Cheke for details and a calendar of events.

College students stayed connected downtown this summer on Wednesday nights. Summer Small Group is all about 1 Corinthians, snacks, and friends! Invite someone you know to join you!

Looking to get connected with other single adults? Check out Mosaic [singles] Gatherings. See for more info.

You don't want to miss this great time of Faith, Family & Fun! The three-day Christian Music and Family Festival will feature Chestnut Ridge Church's Worship Team as an opening band and Pastor Tim as a speaker between top national talent. Tickets are on sale now! If you order through Chestnut Ridge Church's website, a percentage of the proceeds will benefit the church's ministry. Visit: the for details.

SUMMER SCHOOL - PART 2 [June 11/12, 2016] Tim Haring

We have a reason to be happy.
It is important to note that the Sermon on the Mount is descriptive before it is prescriptive. It describes what the Christian is before talking of what the Christian should do. For Jesus, obedience grows out of blessedness; the statement of our condition precedes the demands of our discipleship.
– Dr. I. D. Campbell

As toward God, therefore, meekness accepts his dealings without murmur or resistance as absolutely good and wise. As toward man, it accepts opposition, insult, and provocation, as God’s permitted ministers…
- M. R. Vincent

The word “filled” in this verse is a very strong and graphic word, originally applied to the feeding and fattening of animals in a stall.[1] – Dr. M. R. Vincent

The adjective for merciful means those whose bent is to show mercy, not those who engage in an occasional merciful impulse
- L. Morrris


1. Do you think most people these days are happy? Explain your answer. If people are not happy, why do you think that is the case?
2. Where do most people turn to find happiness?
3. Read Matthew 5:1-10. To which of these “beatitudes” do you most relate?
4. Considering these beatitudes, what are some of the things that can steal our joy or happiness?
5. Read Matthew 5:3. What do you think it means to be poor in spirit? Why is it important that we be poor in spirit?
6. Can you relate to the comfort Jesus talked about in verse 4?
7. The beatitudes are “promises” more than they are “conditions for joy,” but how might we apply some of these to our lives in order to experience greater happiness?
8. What is one thing you think you can do to experience greater happiness this week?

Miss a weekend?

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