Life At The Bridge 02-27-2020
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...
Life At The Bridge 02-20-2020
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...
LOVE At The Bridge 02-14-2020
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...
Life At The Bridge 02-07-2020
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...
Life At The Bridge 01-30-2020
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...
Life At The Bridge 01-23-2020
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...
Life At The Bridge 01-16-2020
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...
Life At The Bridge 01-03-2020
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....
Life At The Bridge 12-27-19
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...
Life At The Bridge 12-12-19
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...
Life At The Bridge 12-05-19
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...
Life At The Bridge 11-29-19 Thanksgiving
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 ...