Chestnut Ridge Church
Free For All - Part 4
Tim Haring- It's about love
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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
Find Your Way Home [Derek Jones (Special Vocal)], God Is For Us, The Lion and the Lamb, Close, Make A Way, [Derek Jones (Lead Vocal), Sarah Jones and Becca Deming (Background Vocals)]

Starting Point Orientations will be NEXT SUNDAY, September 18, after both services. For more information go to

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

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This life-changing class will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. You will be chanllenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and to change your family tree forever. Register online at Begins Sept 14.

Build a foundation for your marriage that will last a lifetime! The one-day workshop will include tips, ongoing skill development, laughter, discussion, lunch and snacks. Open to married or engaged couples. Cost is $30. Register online at

Connect with other women at Comparison Trap—this 5-week study begins September 22 & 23. For more info, visit

Being male is easy. Being a man is daunting. Come explore God's design for manhood Friday, September 23 at 6:30 am. For more info, visit

FREE FOR ALL - Part 4 [September 10/11, 2016] Tim Haring

People think it's about rules.
It's about love.
“The horror of the Christian universe was that it had no door marked Exit. It was also perhaps not unimportant that the externals of Christianity made no appeal to my sense of beauty…Christianity was mainly associated for me with ugly architecture, ugly music, and bad poetry.”

“But, of course, what mattered most of all was my deep-seated hatred of authority, my monstrous individualism, my lawlessness. No word in my vocabulary expressed deeper hatred than the word interference. …Christianity placed at the center what then seemed to me a transcendental Interferer.”

- C.S. Lewis

God doesn’t care about the rules; he cares about the relationship.
Discussion Questions:

1. Do you think most people feel positively or negatively about the idea going to church? Explain your answer.
2. When you were growing up, did you go to a church that had a lot of rules? What were some of the spoken and unspoken rules you were expected to follow? Which rules were particularly difficult to follow?
3. What is wrong with churches focusing on rules and commands?
4. Read Galatians 5:1. What are some of the “yokes” people wear? How can we be freed from these yokes?
5. Read Galatians 4:4-7. In what ways have we been set free through Christ? What difference will it make if we realize we are really children and heirs of God?
6. Read Galatians 5:13-14. How might we apply these verses to our lives?
7. What could we do as a church to become more attractive to those who are far from God?
8. How might you apply tonight’s lesson to your life?

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