Remain in Me Series- Week #5 – Joy, pt 3

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This past week at the Bridge we wrapped up our chapter on Joy by looking at some of the joy-stealing lies that we believe and how we can use God’s Truth to take those thoughts captive and make them obedient to Christ and restore joy to our lives.






Remain in Me Series- Week #4 – Joy, pt 2

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On April 15th we took a look at Luke’s stories of the Young Rich Ruler and Zacchaeus and found that not only are they in back to back chapters but that their stories are very similar – wealthy money collectors with an interest in spiritual things – only the stories have very different outcomes.  What was the difference and how do we avoid the mistakes of the Young Rich Ruler?  Listen and find out!

(You see what I did there? I sucked you in with an amazing setup and now you’re stuck listening to my sermon to find out the answer.) 😉

Remain in Me Series- Week #3 – Joy, pt 1

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This week at the Bridge we moved into chapter two of my upcoming book, “Remain in Me”, where we looked at JOY, the first of five practices for your journey towards intimacy with God.   There we saw that, rather than being a result of our circumstances, joy is an attitude of our hearts and a choice in how we perceive the world around us.

Real joy comes through repentance.  Not the “feeling bad about yourself” repentance, though feeling conviction is natural.  Instead, true repentance means changing our minds, changing how we think to agree with God and how He thinks.  This is what Paul is talking about when he says, “…be transformed by the renewing of our minds.  Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is…” Romans 12:2.

This is where real joy comes from.

Let me know if this message is helpful for you.


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Easter 2018 – Why Look for Life Among the Dead?

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This week at the Bridge we pressed into the question that the angel at the tomb posed to the disciples, “Why are you looking for the Living One in a tomb?” and how that question has implications for us today as we so often find ourselves looking for Life in places filled with dead things.

Remain in Me Series- Week #2 – Five Practices, pt 2

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This past week at the Bridge we finished up the first chapter of “Remain in Me” with an overview of the Five Practices that I see David laying out for us in Psalm 63.

We also took a look at the ideas of both doctrine and devotion, and how we need a good balance between the two in our lives if we want to develop a healthy, vibrant, intimate relationship with God.

FYI – When I say, “One last thing” at the beginning of the recording, I am finishing up announcements, not the sermon.

Remain in Me Series- Week #1 – Five Practices, pt 1

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This week we started a new series based on a book that I (Roger) am currently writing called, Remain in Me, which is focused on helping us learn practical skills for developing the relationship with God we’ve always wanted.

I hope it’s meaningful to you!