Chestnut Ridge Church
Relevant—Part 3
Rel•e•vant (adjective) -having a bearing on or connection with the matter at hand -meaningful or purposeful in current society or culture Is the church still relevant today? That’s a fair question. Here’s another: in the face of rapid societal change and unprecedented challenge, does the church have anything to say or contribute to the world that is meaningful and helpful? A lot of people would say “no”—church is old-fashioned and irrelevant to real life. What do you think? Tune in to the series, Relevant, as we see how the message, methods, and ministry of The Ridge is more relevant today than ever before.
Locations & Times
  • Chestnut Ridge Church [CRC]
    2223 Cheat Rd, Morgantown, WV 26508, USA
    Thursday 9:00 AM, Thursday 11:00 AM

Hello from The Ridge!

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In-Person & Online Services // 9am + 11am

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Today's Music
Welcome the Healer, Yes I Will, Hymn of Heaven, It is Finished
Problem | The church is not known for its love toward those outside the church
Solution | God invites us 'inside' so we can love those 'outside'
1st week Takeaway | We have a message that can change the world one life at a time

2nd week Takeaway | Be the church you want the church to be
Today's Takeaway | God invites us inside so we can love those outside
"Public hospitals, per se, did not exist until the Christian period.”
–Virginia Smith
"A yes answer would antagonize the people and discredit Him as God’s Spokesman. No messianic claimant could sanction willing submission to pagan rulers. A no answer would invite retaliation from Rome."
– J.D. Grassmick
"Some thought that the law about the fringes on the garments was the greatest; some that the omission of washings was as bad as homicide; some that the third commandment was the greatest. It was in view of this kind of distinction that the scribe asked the question; not as desiring a declaration as to which commandment was greatest, but as wanting to know the principle upon which a commandment was to be regarded as a great commandment.
– M.R. Vincent

That relationship, which is good (beneficial), involves three things: that individuals (a) act justly (be fair in their dealings with others), (b) love mercy (ḥeseḏ, “loyal love”; i.e., carry through on their commitments to meet others needs), and (c) walk humbly with … God (fellowship with Him in modesty, without arrogance).
– J.A. Martin

The vision of Chestnut Ridge Church // is to be an inviting church that leads people into a growing relationship with God and others.
Today's Takeaway | God invites us inside so we can love those outside
As a church family, we are making a Relevant impact by—
• feeding the hungry
• providing clothing
fostering children
supporting local non-profit partners
• serving local schools
• providing helpful resources
• saving lives
• spreading the gospel
John Wesley's Rule of Life

Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.

Discussion Questions

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Weekly Devotional

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