Chestnut Ridge Church
Down to Earth—Part 2
Though Jesus was the Son of God and Creator of the universe, He chose to enter this world under amazingly modest circumstances—as a baby, born to an ordinary couple, and placed in a trough. The angels even announced His birth to the humble shepherds, not to civic or religious leaders. Although the details are simple, the birth of Jesus is remarkable. Join us for the December series, Down to Earth, as we explore how this extraordinary event has had an impact in all of our lives.
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  • 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
The First Noel, Faithful to the End, Sons and Daughters

http://www.theridge.church/deckthehalls Friday, December 13–Let’s Deck the Halls at The Ridge! Invite your friends and join us for the annual Christmas event for singles! Deck the Halls will take place on Friday, December 13th at 6:30pm in The Ridge lobby. All adult singles are welcome to join us as we celebrate the holidays in style, so dress in your holiday best! We’ll have delicious food, fun photo opps, live music, and giveaways! Sign up online!

http://www.theridge.church/studentparty Sunday, December 15–Students in middle school and high school are invited to the Ridge Students Christmas Party on Sunday, December 15th at 4:30pm! Enjoy food, fun and games with your friends! Dress in your best Christmas gear—ugly sweaters and Santa hats are welcome! Bring a friend with you and don’t miss out on this holiday fun! Let us know you’ll be there at the link.

http://www.theridge.church/christmas December 19, 22, and 24–Experience Christmas at The Ridge! You are invited! Bring your friends and family for a special candlelight service filled with holiday songs and the gospel message. Join us for any of the Christmas services: Thursday, December 19th at 6pm, Sunday, December 22nd at 9am and 11am, and Tuesday, December 24th at 3pm and 6pm. For more information about Christmas at The Ridge, visit us online!

Today's Takeaway: God desires for us to respond to him in humility and in worship.
One should not romanticize the occupation of shepherds. In general shepherds were dishonest and unclean according to the standards of the law. They represent the outcasts and sinners for whom Jesus came. Such outcasts were the first recipients of the good news.–Robert H. Stein
For more than 500 years the nation Israel had been without that visible sign of God’s presence among His people, and now the glory for which Israel had waited was revealed to the shepherds in the field, not to the priests in the temple.–J. Dwight Pentecost

Discussion Questions

Ready to take a next step in your personal or group study time? Follow the link below for printable discussion questions about today's message. You'll also find links to this Sunday's audio, video and weekend program.

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