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.
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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, The First Noel, O Come O Come Emmanuel, Over All I Know TODAY—Whether you’re new or you’ve been coming to The Ridge for a while, Next is the place for you to hear a brief overview about the church, ask questions you might have, learn how to get involved, and determine your next step here—whatever it might be. Stop by the conference room after the 9am, 11am, or 5pm service today. 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. Tuesday, December 18th—Middle school and high school students are invited to join the Ridge Students team for a fun and festive Christmas Party! You’ll get to spend time together and enjoy the holiday season with a service project, movie, and gift exchange. Find more details and register online!

B.C.—Before Christmas: Part 2 (Tim Haring)

Jesus came to be our shepherd.
1. The Magi were most likely kings
A. True
B. False

2. Do we know the names of the Magi?
A. Yes
B. No

3. How many Magi were there?
A. 3
B. 12
C. We don’t know

4. How many types of gifts did the Magi bring?
A. 3
B. 12
C. We don’t know

5. From where did the Magi most likely come?
A. Israel
B. Persia or Babylon
C. Egypt

6. When did the Magi arrive?
A. The night of Jesus’ birth
B. Years after Jesus was born
1. B
2. B
3. C
4. A
5. B
6. B
The word ‘Magi’ was originally applied exclusively to members of a priestly caste of the Medes and Persians who had esoteric skills in interpreting dreams.1 - J. Nolland
Today's Takeaway: Jesus came to be our shepherd.
The Herod here is Herod the Great, who ruled as king from 37 to 4 B.C. He was a figure of heroic proportions, whose rebuilding of the Jerusalem temple represented a major feat of ancient architecture, but whose rule was tyrannical, ruthless, and cruel.3 – J. Nolland

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