Chestnut Ridge Church
Timeline–Part 8
We all love stories. They make us feel like we are a part of something bigger than ourselves. They can stir the imagination and engage the heart. They motivate us, influence us, and have the unique ability to build connections. So, it’s no wonder that the Bible is the most beloved book of all time! In this series, Timeline, we’ll explore the stories that span 4,000 years of biblical history, from Genesis to Malachi. As we focus on some of the most beloved stores in the Old Testament, we’ll discover that in every story the overarching theme is God’s desire to have a relationship with us.
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
Can't Live Without You, Hallelujah for the Cross, Death was Arrested, I Exalt Thee
Timeline—Part 8
[Josh Rhodes]
Problem | We don't feel close to God.
Solution | You can be close to God when you face a challenge, fail big time, or life falls apart.
You can be close to God when you...
Face a challenge
Fail big time
Fall apart
Jesus: mentioned 1,310 times
David: mentioned 974 times
You can be close to God when you...
Face a challenge
Fail big time
Fall apart
Today's Takeaway // You can be close to God when you face a challenge, fail big time, or life falls apart.

Discussion Questions

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Weekly Devotional

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