Chestnut Ridge Church
The More You Know—Part 1
How do you view God? When you view Him as a judge, fear, guilt, and apprehension can control your life. But when you see Him as you should, you’ll discover a God who cares about you and your well-being. Essentially, your view of God directly impacts your relationship with Him. Join us throughout this series as we explore who God truly is based on what is revealed about Him in the Bible. Together, we’ll uncover the truth—that we can love and trust Him completely.
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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
Can't Live Without You, Who You Say I Am, How Great is Your Love

http://www.theridge.church/kickoff Sunday, January 5–Middle school and high school students are invited to the Ridge Students Kickoff this evening at 4:30pm! The kick-off will feature the Donut Olympics! Bring your game faces and appetites, and be ready for fun, friendly, and tasty competitions with other students!

http://www.theridge.church/mission Sunday, January 12–A mission trip team will be traveling to Honduras in June 2020! If you’re interested in joining the team, or you have questions about how to get involved, you’ll be able to learn more at a general interest meeting on January 12th at 12:15pm.

http://www.theridge.church/webelieve Sunday, January 12–We Believe is a 25-minute presentation where parents and elementary students learn what it means to have a relationship with Jesus. The class provides parents with the tools to talk to their kids about faith. Join us on the 2nd floor after the 9am and 11am services on Sunday, January 12th. All kids are welcome!

http://www.theridge.church/funday Monday, January 20–You’re invited to a Ridge Kids Fun Day on Monday, January 20th! Parents and kids can join us in the gym from 10am to noon for a fun morning of games, activities and more! Encourage your kids to invite friends, too!

The More You Know—Part 1
[Tim Haring]
Problem: People question the existence of God.
Solution: The evidence is everywhere—God is.
"More consequences for thought and action follow from the affirmation or denial of God than from answering any other question." –Mortimer Adler
Today's Takeaway: The evidence is everywhere—God is.
• How do we explain creation?
Cosmological Argument: whatever begins to exist has a cause. The universe began to exist. Therefore, the universe had a cause.
Teleological/Design Argument: a design implies there must be an intelligent designer.
There is enough information in a single thread of human DNA to fill 600,000 pages of information. That is specified complexity, not just aesthetics. One scientist has remarked that the possibility of the human enzyme and our chemical makeup coming together by accident is one in ten to the 40,000th power. Ten to the 40,000th power is more than all the atoms in all of the known galaxies of the universe. –Ravi Zacharias
Rational Argument: the universe operates according to natural laws, which imply a mind behind it. The laws that govern our universe suggest intelligence. There is order in our universe.
• How do we explain creation?
• Where did we get our sense of right and wrong?
• How do we explain creation?
• Where did we get our sense of right and wrong?
• Why does beauty exist?
“…How likely it is that non-purposeful natural laws should produce the objective beauty that we find all around us. For example, the features of the world such as a sun-set, fall in Vermont, the human body, the Rocky Mountains [and] the singing of birds. . . all exhibit real, objective beauty and suggests that: the beauty in the examples cannot be accounted for in terms of survival value, natural selection, and the like.” –J.P. Moreland
• How do we explain creation?
• Where did we get our sense of right and wrong?
• Why does beauty exist?
• Why does the whole world have a concept of God?
If every effect has a cause adequate to produce it, God is the only cause adequate to produce such a universal belief in God. Therefore, the universal belief in God was caused by God and is evidence that God exists.
• How do we explain creation?
• Where did we get our sense of right and wrong?
• Why does beauty exist?
• Why does the whole world have a concept of God?
• How do we explain the Bible?
The evidence is everywhere—God is.
• How do we explain creation?
• Where did we get our sense of right and wrong?
• Why does beauty exist?
• Why does the whole world have a concept of God?
• How do we explain the Bible?

Discussion Questions

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