Chestnut Ridge Church
Jonah–Part 2
The tale of Jonah and the giant fish is one of the most beloved stories of the Old Testament. Although the book of Jonah is only four short chapters, it is packed with life lessons about God’s sovereignty and grace. Within this section of the Bible, Jonah helps us understand one of the most important questions in life—what happens when we don’t listen to God?
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  • Chestnut Ridge Church [CRC]
    2223 Cheat Rd, Morgantown, WV 26508, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM

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http://www.chestnutridgechurch.com/
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If you plan to attend a service, face masks are required and each service will have a limited capacity. Learn more about the updated policies & procedures for in-person services at chestnutridgechurch.com/reopen.

Not ready to attend? That's ok! Sunday's service will be available to watch on our app, at theridge.church/live, on Facebook and YouTube at 9am and 11am.

http://www.chestnutridgechurch.com/feedwv Now–April 25—The Feed WV food drive kicks off this Sunday, April 4th! We're collecting non-perishable, high-need items in partnership with Christian Help, Pantry Plus More, and Mountaineer Food Bank to help those struggling with hunger in our state. Grab a bag to fill from The Ridge, or fill any grocery bag you have at home! Find the list of acceptable items and more info at the link.

http://www.chestnutridgechurch.com/fosterwv 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.

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Today's Music
Worthy of Your Name, See a Victory, God I Look to You, Way Maker
Problem | We tend to turn to God only when things get bad
Solution | God is always ready to help us
What do we learn about Jonah?
What do we learn about God?
What do we learn about ourselves?
Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the belly of the fish:

I called to the Lord in my distress,
and he answered me.
I cried out for help from deep inside Sheol;
you heard my voice.

When you threw me into the depths,
into the heart of the seas,
the current overcame me.
All your breakers and your billows swept over me.

And I said, “I have been banished
from your sight,
yet I will look once more
toward your holy temple.”

The water engulfed me up to the neck;
the watery depths overcame me;
seaweed was wrapped around my head.

I sank to the foundations of the mountains,
the earth’s gates shut behind me forever!
Then you raised my life from the Pit, Lord my God!

As my life was fading away,
I remembered the Lord,
and my prayer came to you,
to your holy temple.

Those who cherish worthless idols
abandon their faithful love,
but as for me, I will sacrifice to you
with a voice of thanksgiving.
I will fulfill what I have vowed.
Salvation belongs to the Lord.
Then the Lord commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.

What do we learn about God?
• God is faithful to keep His promises
• God is gracious and merciful
• God is always ready to help us
“How wise of Jonah to memorize the Word of God; because being able to quote the Scriptures, especially the book of Psalms, gave him light in the darkness and hope in his seemingly hopeless situation.” –Warren Wiersbe

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/JonahPart2

The Ridge Weekly

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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/