Chestnut Ridge Church
The birth of Christ was a turning point. All of history can be divided by events that took place before and after Christ. This series will explore the birth of Christ through the lens of the original Old Testament. Long before Christ was born, the Christmas story was presented by prophets sent by God. This holiday season, we’ll focus on those stories and learn how we can apply them to the present.
Locations & Times
  • 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
Joy to the World, Lamb of God, What a Beautiful Name TODAY, December 2nd—Head to the gym right after the 11am service to hang out with other college students, get connected, and enjoy FREE food! All college-aged students and their friends are welcome! No registration required. The Flannel and Frost Singles Christmas Bash will be happening this 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! Sign up online! Wednesday, December 12th—Facing the holidays after going through a separation or divorce can be difficult. Join others who understand, and learn how to find help, discover hope, and experience healing. Sign up online today. Friday, December 14th—Jingle Jam is a high-energy, spirited, interactive Christmas event, geared towards elementary-aged children and families! Enjoy music, dancing, comedy, and videos! It’s a FREE show—all are welcome! Find more info online.

B.C.—Before Christmas: Part 1 (Tim Haring)

Problem: We think we are alone.
Solution: We can trust the Lord because he is Immanuel, God with us.
Today's Takeaway: We don’t have to be afraid because God is with us.
A Jewish engagement was a binding agreement that could only be broken by divorce. - HCSB
God was telling Ahaz, “Trust in me. Stand firm. I will be with you.”
We don’t have to be afraid because God is with us.
Ahaz, by rejecting the offer of a sign from God’s messenger, was in effect rejecting the One who sent the prophet.7 - J.A. Martin
Immanuel is our Prince of Peace, so:
-Turn to him.
-Call out to him.
-Trust him.
-Find him to be Immanuel.

We don’t have to be afraid because God is with us

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