Chestnut Ridge Church
Summer School - Part 9 [Teachings of Jesus]
Tim Haring- God's word doesn't benefit us if the soil of our heart is unprepared.
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  • Chestnut Ridge Church [CRC]
    2223 Cheat Rd, Morgantown, WV 26508, USA
    Saturday 6:30 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM

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Music from today
Love Came Down, Set Apart, Here As In Heaven, The Same Power, [Derek Jones (Lead Vocal), Becca Deming (Background Vocal)]

Starting Point Orientations will be THIS SUNDAY, August 7, after both services. For more information go to theridge.church/startingpoint

THIS SUNDAY, after both services in the Kid Zone Large Group Room. Start the conversation about God with your kids by attending We Believe. It’s a 25-minute, one-time presentation with practical tools, where parents and elementary-aged kids learn what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Feel overwhelmed by your hurts, habits, and hang-ups? Join Celebrate Recovery on Monday evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm. For more info: theridge.church/celebraterecovery

END-OF-YEAR COOKOUT along with Wired. Parents and students are invited to celebrate summer’s end with us at The Ridge. There will be fun, food and games as the winners of the Dv8 Beat the Heat & Wired Big Summer competitions are announced. Families should bring a side dish or dessert to share. More information: theridge.church/studentcookout When: August 9, 7-8:30 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)

END-OF-YEAR COOKOUT along with Dv8. Parents and students are invited to celebrate summer’s end with us at The Ridge. There will be fun, food and games as the winners of the Dv8 Beat the Heat & Wired Big Summer competitions are announced. Families should bring a side dish or dessert to share. More information: theridge.church/studentcookout When: August 9, 7-8:30 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)

Welcome back, college students! Be sure to connect with upcoming CRC Campus events— each one will have free food! Next week is pizza & ice cream. For more information and details, visit: theridge.church/crccampus When: August 14, 12:15 pm in the Hub

Losing someone always hurts, but you don't have to go through the grieving process alone. Grief Share is led by people who understand what you are going through, and it provides resources to help you recover from your loss, as you look forward to rebuilding your life. For more info, go to theridge.church/griefshare

Divorce and separation are among life's most difficult and painful experiences. Divorce Care provides healing and support in a group setting for people who are going through separation or divorce. To register, go to theridge.church/divorcecare

Invite your kids, family and friends to join you at Coopers Rock for food, fun, giveaways and a live band. Register for rappelling lessons and guided rock climbing, too! Bring a side dish to share, and meet at Shelter #1. For more info and registration, visit: theridge.church/mosaic

SUMMER SCHOOL - Part 9 [August 6/7, 2016] Tim Haring

God's word doesn't benefit us if the soil of our heart is unprepared.
What kind of soil are you?
“A parable, like an illustration, makes a comparison between a known truth and an unknown truth; it throws them alongside each other.
– Dr. L.A. Barbieri


· The path: the message is heard, but it doesn’t sink in at all.
· Thin soil with rock underneath: Fair weather fan.
· Thorny ground: worries and wealth choke out the Word
· Good soil: The listener hears, understands and applies the Word.
Matthew uses this word good more than do other writers; it has the notion of “beautiful” about it. Good seed going into good ground bears a good crop.
– L. Morris



Discussion Questions:

1. Do you think most people are good listeners? Explain your answer. Why do you think we don’t listen well many times?
2. Why do you think many people don’t or won’t listen when God’s Word is taught?
3. Read Matthew 13:3-9. What do you think Jesus meant by his statement, “Anyone who has ears should listen?”
4. Read Matthew 13:18-23. Can you think of some modern day examples of how people today represent the different types of soil Jesus described here? Can you think of examples in your own life in which you were one of the soils described here?
5. Why do you think it is important that God’s Word “produces fruit” in our lives? What might that fruit look like? What will happen if we don’t allow God’s Word to do its work in our lives?
6. How can we make sure that we are “good soil?”
7. How might you apply tonight’s lesson to your life?




























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