The Bridge Community Church is actively involved in both Local and International Missions.
A number of years ago The Bridge was introduced to Tricia DeBoer, a missionary serving in Uganda. Since that introduction The Bridge has been supporting Tricia who is now part of an incredible Organization called, I LIVE AGAIN UGANDA. For more information about I Live Again, please click here.
On Sunday, October 20th, we were blessed to have Tricia and 3 other members from I Live Again Uganda come to The Bridge to share stories and testimonies of how God is using them.
As you listen, we pray that you are as encouraged and challenged as we were to hear what God is doing through these remarkable servants.
You Will Rule It, Or It Will Rule You
In this message we address a dynamic of life that we all face. This little slice of life, this dynamic, has the potential to determine, not influence, but determine the direction and the quality of your life.
It is so powerful, it will over power your prayers, it has the potential to overpower your worship, it has the potential to overpower your commitment to Christ.
This dynamic has the potential to determine the direction and the quality of your life.
It is the thing that shipwrecks and sidelines more individuals that anything else.
You will either rule it, or it will rule you.
Doubt - When God Does Not Cooperate
We've all seen athletes point to heaven after touchdowns or home runs. And we've heard actors thank God during their acceptance speeches. We know God can be glorified in our moments of success. But what about moments of weakness? How do we keep going when our circumstances are crippling and God seems to be saying, "No"? In this message, wee look at what God has promised to provide - even when it's not his cooperation. 2 Corinthians 12:6-10
A Case For Doubt
Doubt is something many of us deal with when it comes to our faith. There are many good reasons for us have doubts. However, if we give Jesus the benefit of doubt, we will find him to be true.
Prayer That Avails Much
Could it be that there is more to prayer than we thought? James who was known as “Old Camel Knees” because of the callouses on his knees; chooses to close his letter to the early church exhorting them in prayer. And, two thousand years ago, Jesus pulled his disciples aside and taught them to pray. In examining what James says and Jesus’ instructions, we find a disconnect between their teaching and the way we typically approach prayer. We discover that there are some things about prayer we think are important but aren't; and there are some things we don't think are important that are.James 5:13-20
Like A Farmer
James has a great way of describing faith in very practical terms when he talks about how our faith grows. He tells us to consider the patience of farmers and apply what we observe to the growth of our faith. James 5:7-12
If I Were A Rich Man
God is not happy with those who have more than they need and hoard what they have. Why do we have more than we need? God expects us to share. Everyone leaves their money when they die, God wants us to give it while we are alive. James 5:1-6
You Are Not All That
We order our days as if we have full knowledge and the power to control everything. However, James reveals what we know and how much power we actually have.
In this message we look at the reality we face as humans and what the solution is for moving forward. James 4:13-17
Who Is Your Friend?
I have always said, “show me your friends and I will show you your future.” In this passage James says show me who your friends really are and I will show you why you are in the situation you are in. As hard as it is for us to accept, James’ words still ring true today; if we are friends with the world we are missing out on God’s best for us. And God is really for us. .The question is can we apply what James instructs to so that we are in a position to receive the best God has for us? James 4:4-12
God Loves You, But I’m Not So Sure
What is the source of conflict in our relationships? We tend to blame problems on the circumstances that hurt us without taking any responsibility ourselves. Yet, are others to blame for our unhappiness or discontent? God is the source of everything we need and all we have to do is ask Him for his help. James 4:1-3
A Lethal Inflection
Our words determine the course of our lives and affect the environment and course of the lives of others. We need to realize the positive and negative potential of our words and how what we say affects others. James 3:1-12
The Dirty Little Secret Revealed
The book of James tells us not to show favoritism to others. When we do - our motives are evil. If we want to have faith that works, we need to see people through God's eyes and honor those that we have a tendency to dishonor. James 2:1-13
Don’t Just Stand There
We must do more than listen to sermons. Believing right is pointless unless we do something about it. When we put feet on our faith, we will be bless-able and God will use what we are doing to bring healing to our souls. James 1:19-25
This is Only a Test
When we are facing difficult times, God wants us to trust him. Adversity in our lives is not evidence of a lack of God's faithfulness. This is God's way of building faith in us. James 1:1-12
Apply or Die
You can believe all of the right things, but if you don't apply what you believe to your life, it is useless to you. Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. God will use what you believe to preserve your life, finances, and family through applying what you believe.