Chestnut Ridge Church
Relevant—Part 5
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
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM

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Today's Music
Gone, My Defense, Good Grace, Let The Light In
Relevant—Part 5
[Josh Rhodes]
Problem | Many churches are shrinking and closing because they aren’t willing to change how they do things; they have become irrelevant.
Solution | Our message will not change but our methods will.
Relevant: Impact
Matthew 5:13a — “You are the salt of the earth.”
Matthew 5:14a — “You are the light of the world.”

Relevant: Impact | Purpose

Matthew 22:37-39 — “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.This is the greatest and most important command. The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.”

Relevant: Impact | Purpose | Relationships

Romans 12:10 — Show family affection to one another with brotherly love. Outdo one another in showing honor.

Relevant: Impact | Purpose | Relationships | Message

Romans 1:16a — For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is God’s power for salvation to everyone who believes,

Today's Takeaway | Our message will not change but our methods will.
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Lyrics to the song Let The Light In:

“It's time for the old winds to change”
“Let the light in”
Today's Takeaway | Our message will not change but our methods will

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