Chestnut Ridge Church
Baptism Sunday
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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Hallelujah for the Cross, Raise a Hallelujah, Anchor of Peace This Sunday, May 19—We love celebrating baptisms at The Ridge! Baptism is an important step for anyone that has placed their faith in Christ. Join us this Sunday during both services as 18 individuals take their next step in faith by being baptized. Let's celebrate their journeys and faith! Sunday, June 2–If you're a single adult, you're invited to the Pool Party and Potluck on Sunday, June 2nd! Enjoy tasty food, great music, games, and fun in the sun! Please provide a side dish to share with others, and if you have kids bring them along. Register online today! You can have access to over 10,000 video resources in an online library for all ages and stages of life—and you can stream it on any device! Sign up for this free online library by visiting the website to create your profile. You can also register on your phone! It’s easy—just text the code “RIGHTNOW THERIDGE” to 41411. Monday, May 20–Tired of studying for finals? High school students are welcome to join Ridge Students upstairs at Panera on Willey Street! We’ll be there at 7pm to take a break from the stress of papers and final exams. Bring your friends and stay as long as you can. The first few individuals to arrive will get a free treat on us!

Baptism Sunday—Tim Haring

Problem: People don't understand the symbol of the faith—baptism.
Solution: Go public with your faith through baptism.
Baptism is...
• a picture of a death and resurrection
• a picture of the cleansing we experience through Christ
• a picture of our new life in Christ
• a picture of being “all in” for Christ
• a picture of being placed into the church, the body of Christ
"The Greek root-word baptizein means to plunge, immerse, sink; hence to wash…From Jewish rules of purification concerning ritual uncleanness the word gained a technical religious connotation implying “purification” from all that might exclude from God’s presence."–R.E.O. White
"This conception of the baptismal pool as a grave in which the pre-Christian self and its ways are buried once and for all and from which a new self rises to a new quality of living…" –R.E.O. White

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