Chestnut Ridge Church
Clear as Mud—Part 6
The gospel can be confusing. What exactly should be included in the presentation of it? What does God require of us to receive forgiveness of our sins? How do we receive the gift of eternal life? Our current series, Clear as Mud, will answer these questions and more. No message is more important than the gospel—so, let’s clear it up.
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  • Chestnut Ridge Church [CRC]
    2223 Cheat Rd, Morgantown, WV 26508, USA
    Sunday 8:00 AM
  • Chestnut Ridge Church
    Sunday 5:55 PM

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Today's Music
Beautiful Day, Who You Say I Am, Yes I Will, Sons and Daughters

https://www.theridge.church/wintercoat/ TODAY—Today is the last day to turn in winter coats and accessories for those in need! Bring your new or gently used coats, and winter accessories to share with others in our own community. Drop off your items for donation in the lobby this Sunday, November 18th.

https://www.theridge.church/occ/ Last minute drop-offs for Operation Christmas Child are welcome on Monday, November 19th! Bring your filled shoeboxes to The Ridge lobby between 11am and 1pm. Shoeboxes must be received by this time.

http://www.theridge.church/mosaicservice Join Mosaic [singles] for the annual Christmas decorating Service Project at Christian Help today! Be a part of the team as we help them get ready for the holiday season! Invite your friends and family members to lend a hand, too! Lunch will be served at The Ridge following the 11am service, and the service project will be from 1pm to 3pm at Christian Help.

http://www.theridge.church/flannelandfrost The Flannel and Frost Singles Christmas Bash will be on Friday, December 7th! All adult singles are welcome to join us in The Ridge lobby at 7pm for a fun time celebrating the holidays in style! Enjoy live bluegrass country music by Logantown and delicious food! Invite your friends, coworkers, or small group to join you! Reserve your spot online!

Clear as Mud: Part 6 (Tim Haring)

Problem: We don't know how to communicate our faith.
Solution: The problem, the solution, and the response.
Today's Takeaway: Always be ready
First, we need a prepared heart.
Second, we need a prepared message.
This does not mean, of course, that every Christian is to be a highly skilled apologist for the faith. It does mean that every believer should grasp the essentials of the faith and should have the ability to explain to others why they think the Christian faith is true. 5 - Schreiner, T. R.
Approach 1:
Problem, solution, response

The problem is sin.
The solution is Jesus.
The response God is looking for is faith (or trust).
Approach 2:
The Romans Road is a set of five Bible references that tell the gospel story.

Romans 3:23
Romans 6:23
Romans 5:8
Romans 10:9
Romans 10:13


Approach 3:
The Bridge diagram
A believer’s testimony should not be given in an arrogant manner but with gentleness and respect. 6 - Raymer
Third, we need a prepared life.
Be ready with:
A prepared heart
A prepared message
A prepared life

Discussion Questions

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