Posts with the tag “life-at-the-bridge”

Life At The Bridge 6-19-20
by Jessica Diekema on June 19th, 2020
Father’s Day!! A day to honor fathers and fatherhood. I know, it’s an institution that has taken a beating. But hasn’t every institution? Why? Because we are all people...imperfect people. Fatherhood is honorable, not because it has always been done right or has a spotless record, but because it was a grace established by God for a divine purpose. It is honorable to be a father, to be one who acce...  Read More
Life At The Bridge 6-12-20
by Jessica Diekema on June 12th, 2020
   Tune in this Sunday to hear about your FREE gift! No, this isn’t some gimmick, this is the generous heart of our Heavenly Father. Sometimes we approach Christianity as if we feel God is trying to take something from us. The truth is, God is a giver at heart and has continued to shower His blessings on us - even when we don’t deserve it. A few weeks ago we talked about the promised GIFT of the H...  Read More
Life At The Bridge 06-05-20
by Angel Jacobsen on June 5th, 2020
Man, it feels like the power of Hell has been unleashed in our nation and around the world these days. And it is. It feels like everywhere I turn people are losing their minds. Corona? Old news. There are more exciting plagues and disasters to cover now. The news outlets just turn out story after story giving the prince of death all kinds of glory.But THANK God! We have a choice: We can listen to ...  Read More
Mother's Day at LifeBridge 05-08-2020
by Angel Jacobsen on May 8th, 2020
Mother's Day is always a big deal at LifeBridge and we don't want this year to be any different. This is a day we are excited to honor and celebrate our moms as we worship the God who gave them to us.So join us this Sunday at 10am for our Mother's Day Worship experience including fun with a few of our Bridge Kids, wisdom from a panel of some of your favorite LifeBridge moms, worship led by Witness...  Read More
Life At The Bridge 05-01-2020
by Angel Jacobsen on May 1st, 2020
In the words of Steve Wood, "Welcome to May!" It's hard to believe we are already in May, but it is a beautiful day and summer is coming. I was reminded this week of the scripture in Lamentations 3:The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;    His mercies never come to an end;they are new every morning;    great is Your faithfulness.The same love that guided us before this current crisis is the ...  Read More
Life At The Bridge 03-16-2020 Monday
by Angel Jacobsen on March 16th, 2020
Happy Monday Lifers,Rejoice! This is the day the Lord has made. Have you rejoiced yet? I know, with all the craziness going on around it is tempting to be too busy freaking out to worship. But God IS good, no matter how broken this world seems. And just keep this in mind, although OUR generation has experienced nothing like this before, previous generations have experienced circumstances FAR WORSE...  Read More
Life At The Bridge 03-12-2020
by Angel Jacobsen on March 12th, 2020
 Snowdays, power outages, crazy virus outbreaks...What do these all have in common? They are all unexpected “interruptions” to our full lives. The question is, what will we do with these interruptions?This weekend Jen and I were planning to go watch Milan Jr’s Robotics competition in Gull Lake. (By the way, South Haven’s Ramageddon team has already qualified for the State competition by winning th...  Read More
Life At The Bridge 03-06-2020
by Angel Jacobsen on March 6th, 2020
 So, right this minute I am sitting in the airport preparing to head back home. This week I have had the privilege of attending the Exponential Church Planters Conference here in Orlando. It has been a powerful time to renew, and re-energize. I want to take just a minute to thank those who pray for me and all our leadership team regularly. I know there are many of you out there because you tell me...  Read More
Life At The Bridge 02-27-2020
by Angel Jacobsen on February 27th, 2020
 Have you ever flown a kite? There is something fascinating about how the wind lifts the kite higher and higher into the air. There are several factors that make this flight possible, but one we rarely think about is the string. We might be tempted to even think that the string is the one thing limiting the kite. It’s the one thing that keeps the kite from really soaring, right?But what actually h...  Read More
Life At The Bridge 02-20-2020
by Angel Jacobsen on February 20th, 2020
 This last Sunday our guest speaker, Ken Riley, ended his message with a compelling proclamation of discipleship by a missionary from Zimbabwe. Several people asked about it after church, so I thought I would include it for all of you here. This is the content of the note found next to this missionary’s martyred body:I'm a part of the fellowship of the unashamed. The die has been cast. I have step...  Read More
LOVE At The Bridge 02-14-2020
by Angel Jacobsen on February 14th, 2020
Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.  I John 4:11-12Happy Valentine’s Day! V-day can be a lot of fun - a day we celebrate “love” with flowers, candy, gifts and romantic cards...and anything else Hallmark can get us to buy. But for some, all the cultural focu...  Read More
Life At The Bridge 02-07-2020
by Angel Jacobsen on February 8th, 2020
So, what do you think of when you think of the Ten Commandments? A list of rules? An archaic old law for a people from another time and place? Well, maybe some of our experiences with authority figures in our lives have spoiled us or tainted our view of rules and laws...maybe. But at the same time, we all appreciate laws because they also protect us and our interests and provide the boundaries tha...  Read More
Life At The Bridge 01-30-2020
by Angel Jacobsen on January 31st, 2020
So, what do you think of when you think of the Ten Commandments? A list of rules? An archaic old law for a people from another time and place? Ten Commandments...what’s that? Many haven’t even heard of the Ten Commandments, and by the sounds of it, not sure they want to.Well, maybe some of our experiences with authority figures in our lives have spoiled us or tainted our view of rules and laws...m...  Read More
Life At The Bridge 01-23-2020
by Angel Jacobsen on January 24th, 2020
The rich and satisfying life seems elusive in the world in which we live. The world tells us that chasing money, fame, pleasure and self-actualization are the keys. Yet the more we do, the farther we seem to get from the goal. God has given us the plan. Our goal at LifeBridge is to help people cross the bridge to abundant life IN Christ. Trust me, it’s more than being a good person, saying your pr...  Read More
Life At The Bridge 01-16-2020
by Angel Jacobsen on January 16th, 2020
  We are dedicating the beginning of this year and this decade to checking our vision. When God called us to plant LifeBridge church, He first showed us a community that desperately needed the presence of God. South Haven and the surrounding region is a beautiful place with wonderful people. These are our friends and neighbors and co-workers whom we dearly love. But let’s be honest, there is a lot...  Read More
Life At The Bridge 01-03-2020
by Angel Jacobsen on January 3rd, 2020
  How is your vision? Have you had it checked lately?A few years back, I finally went to the eye doctor. When I turned 40, I began to notice that I wasn’t able to make out some of the fine print that had never been a problem before. By the time I reached 44, I began to realize that my eyes were often tired. I couldn’t read books in places that weren’t well lit. And people started making fun of me....  Read More
Life At The Bridge 12-27-19
by Angel Jacobsen on December 27th, 2019
This is the time of year where we look back at the past year...and judge it. How was 2019 for you? Was it good, bad, the best, the worst? Of course there are hundreds of ways we can measure that. We could measure it by our relationships, our health, our financial success. We could consider how our kids did this last year, or how our parents are doing. For some it was a year of new life. For others...  Read More
Life At The Bridge 12-12-19
by Angel Jacobsen on December 12th, 2019
   This Sunday we will kick off our Christmas series: Medleys of Christmas. Christmas songs and carols have always been a beautiful and powerful part of our cultural Christmas tradition. Producers choose them for movie and TV show soundtracks. They can be heard playing in stores and malls. Even people who have rejected Jesus or fail to celebrate Him at Christmas still embrace the carols and experi...  Read More
Life At The Bridge 12-05-19
by Angel Jacobsen on December 5th, 2019
  If you are like us, I’m sure your Christmas season is in high gear by now. As you are thinking through your whole Christmas calendar, don’t forget the reason for this season. To help us celebrate THE Reason, we will offer two Christmas Eve services - one at 3:00pm and the other at 5:00pm.Last year was the first year LifeBridge hosted a Christmas Eve service and the place was PACKED. We knew that...  Read More
Life At The Bridge 11-29-19 Thanksgiving
by Angel Jacobsen on November 29th, 2019
   I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Phil. 1:3-6As we took time today to reflect on all we are thankful for, these prayers by Paul came to ...  Read More
Life At the Bridge 11-21-2019
by Dan Henriquez on November 21st, 2019
 Good evening Lifers. We hope you are having a great week as we are entering holiday season 2019. Can you believe we are already nearing the end of November? Don't blink or you'll miss it. Below you will find the details for some of our upcoming opportunities through our church and even beyond our bridges. But whatever you do, take some time to enjoy some good food, a gentle snowfall, a crackling ...  Read More
Life At The Bridge 10-31-2019
by Dan Henriquez on October 31st, 2019
Are you an eye? Maybe a foot? How about an ear or an elbow?The Apostle Paul describes the gathering of God’s people like a human body. Weird, right? Unless you read I Corinthians 12:12-31. We are also compared to a temple, a family, an army and even a bride. Huh? So what is it? For some, the church almost seems to be more important than Jesus himself. Others condemn any organized religion and swea...  Read More
Life at the Bridge 10-17-19
by Dan Henriquez on October 19th, 2019
What is your faith built on? Can it stand the test of time?How many of you made your way down to the beach on Wednesday to watch the waves POUND at the shore? Wow, what a show. On one hand it inspired a sense of awe and wonder. On the other, it made me wonder what was going to happen as our beloved shoreline was subjected to such a savage beating.It reminded me of Jesus illustration of the two men...  Read More
Life at the Bridge 10-10-19
by Dan Henriquez on October 10th, 2019
Life At The Bridge is one tool we use to communicate. Our Sunday morning experience is another. We have a website, a Facebook page and all kinds of ways to share our thoughts and ideas with you. In this fast paced world, it can seem easier to try and get all our info in byte sized chunks. But sometimes...we just need to sit down and have a chat.  Read More