Life At The Bridge 11-13-20
on November 12th, 2020
Blab it and grab it. Believe it and see it. Name it and claim it. Let me see, were those in the Old Testament or the New?Some would argue or think that we know how God is blessing someone by how their health and wealth are performing. Yet when we look at the life of Jesus, and His closest followers, we see people who were VERY blessed and highly favored - and yet did not have the kind of wealth th...  Read More
Life At The Bridge 11-5-20
on November 5th, 2020
It's almost here!  The Ripple Effect Waymaker Mission Conference is this Sunday, November 8.  The Sunday services will highlight the amazing ways that God has made a way through these challenging times for people dedicated to God and His mission. Each service will feature different mission partners. Be inspired and challenged as we hear stories of how faith, rewarded by God’s provision is making a...  Read More
Life At The Bridge 10-29-20
on October 31st, 2020
“Now you are no longer strangers to God and foreigners to heaven, but you are members of God’s very own family, citizens of God’s country, and you, EVERY ONE OF YOU, belong in God’s household with every other Christian. Ephesians 2:19Jesus promised us He would never leave us alone. One of the ways He fulfills His promise is through FAMILY. God intentionally puts us in families because He knows tha...  Read More
Life At The Bridge 10/23/20
on October 23rd, 2020
Dear friends, let us “L” one another, for “L” comes from God. Everyone who “L”s has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not “L” does not know God, because God is “L”.  I John 4:7-8So, this Sunday will be brought to you by the letter “L” in the word F-A-M-I-L-Y. Anyone care to guess what it is? I know, that’s an easy one...or is it? It may be an easy one to answer, but it seems more and mo...  Read More
Life At The Bridge 10-15-20
on October 15th, 2020
Maybe for you the word “family” brings warm, joyful feelings and memories wrapped around the people you love the most. Maybe the word family simply turns you off. I get it. Relationships are hard. The closer they are, the more powerfully they influence us - for good or for bad...or for both. But the truth is, we can’t escape “family”. If nothing else, we are part of the big “human family”. But we ...  Read More
Life At The Bridge 10-8-20
on October 8th, 2020
Family is just too important. Although much of the world is eager to discard the whole idea of family, it is God’s plan and when done right, our “family” can provide the most life-giving and rewarding relationships in our world. So let’s not throw away our family, let’s work to improve it. The last two Sundays have given us great opportunities to gather and worship as a spiritual family and gain s...  Read More
Life At The Bridge 9-24-20
on September 24th, 2020
Family is God’s design. Families are where we find purpose and belonging. It’s in the context of family where we grow into the person God destined us to be. Family becomes a safe place, a place where our deepest needs are met and the place where genuine and life-long relationships are forged. But not all “family” environments are healthy. Family dysfunction is the baseline for TV sitcoms - but it’...  Read More
Life At The Bridge 9-18-20
on September 18th, 2020
Happy Birthday LifeBridge!Nearly eight years ago God birthed this bouncing baby church into the South Haven area - and it hasn't been the same since. Next Wednesday, September 23rd, LifeBridge turns 8!! We hope you will join us THIS SUNDAY and help celebrate the amazing 8 years of God’s presence among us, God’s Kingdom in us, and God’s favor over us. What’s a birthday party without Ice Cream? So t...  Read More
Life At The Bridge 9-11-20
on September 11th, 2020
Leaders Change the world! It’s not all about power and authority, it’s about impact. And who better to impact an uncertain and slightly CRAZY world than the people of God. This isn’t about an agenda, it’s about giving people a Jesus-centered, life-giving vision for moving forward through troubling and uncertain times. Last week we talked about the importance of leading with moral authority. If you...  Read More
Life At The Bridge 8-4-20
on September 4th, 2020
Do you want to be an irresistible leader? Have you ever met someone that you and others are just drawn to follow - or at least listen to? What makes a leader the kind of person people want to follow? Jesus was just that kind of leader. He had no authority in worldly terms. He wasn't a government official, He didn’t own a company, He had no title or even letters after his name. It wasn’t positional...  Read More
Life At The Bridge 8-27-20
on August 27th, 2020
As I look around me, it seems our world is shell-shocked. Between an unexpected pandemic, social unrest, deep racial and political division, Facebook drama, hurricanes and wildfires and even plagues of locust, people just seem beat up and dazed. This season has been tough! There is a time and place for taking a seat and catching your breath. But there also comes a point when it is time to stand up...  Read More
Life At The Bridge 8-21-20
on August 21st, 2020
This Sunday - Chad Scheppers (Associate Pastor of our sister church, Overflow of Benton Harbor) will be bringing the message and Adam Miller of Central Wesleyan will be a guest worship leader. Jen and I were out of town on vacation this last week so they are stepping in to help fill the gaps. Both are gifted at what they do and we are anticipating a great service this weekend.  The 9:01 service wi...  Read More