Chestnut Ridge Church
Out of the Shadows—Part 3
Much of the Easter story takes place at night, in the darkness—the last supper, Jesus’ prayer in the garden, the denial by Peter, and the arrest and trial before religious leaders. Darkness even took over during the day as Jesus hung on the cross. But in the end, darkness did not prevail! After the night, came the dawn. The light shone in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. Join us on Sunday as we explore how the Easter story moved Out of the Shadows and into the light.
Locations & Times
  • Chestnut Ridge Church [CRC]
    2223 Cheat Rd, Morgantown, WV 26508, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM


Thank you for visiting Chestnut Ridge Church today! You can find out more about The Ridge and upcoming events on our Facebook page or our website. You can also follow the church on Instagram at @theridge_church. We will be moving our gathering online, and will not gather in person at the church building located at 2223 Cheat Road for the foreseeable future. We are grateful that technology allows us to experience worship and services online with you. Sunday's service will be available at at 9am and 11am. You can also view the service live on our Facebook page at 9am.  The Facebook broadcast will continue to be available to view after the service. To stay up to date on the latest information concerning services and events, please visit us online.

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During today's service, we will set aside a time to take communion at home. Grab any items you have around your house to participate, as we pause to remember what Jesus did for us and how great His love is. Sunday, April 12—All are welcome to gather with us online! This Easter, services will be streamed exclusively online. Join us at and at 9am, 11am, and 5pm on Easter Sunday. Mark your calendar to tune in and virtually invite your friends and family to spend Easter with The Ridge, too! Join us this Monday or Wednesday at 7pm! In this season, we need connection with God and each other more than ever. This Monday or Wednesday, we invite you to Try An Online Group with Pastor Josh Rhodes and others from The Ridge. We will learn from the Bible, share our prayer requests, and be encouraged. If you enjoy this meeting, we'll help you connect with an online group that will meet weekly for one hour via Zoom video call. Zoom links will be emailed to you.

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Today's Music
Overcome, Tremble, Hallelujah for the Cross
Out of the Shadows—Part 3
[Tim Haring]
Problem | Our circumstances often seem hopeless
Solution | We can be saved because Jesus did not save himself
Today's Takeaway | We can be saved because Jesus chose not to save himself
It is not unlikely that Barabbas was a member of the Zealots, a Jewish political group which sought to throw off the yoke of Rome by violence. The word translated “robber” can denote either a bandit or revolutionary. –W.A. Elwell
Barabbas became an exemplification of the effects of substitutionary atonement. –A.F. Walls
We need to understand 3 things:
The problem is sin
• The solution is Jesus (because of who he was and what he came to do)
• The response God is looking for is trust (or faith)
In the Jewish theology [it is] the department of Hades where the blessed souls await the resurrection; and therefore, equivalent to Abraham’s bosom. –Dr. Vincent

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