For years, we have been searching and praying for a building that Bridgetown Church could call home. Now we are excited to celebrate all the work that has been accomplished, both in building renovations and your faithful generosity. Listen as church leaders from around our city speak into the life and future of Bridgetown and pray a blessing over us.
From the series "Gospel of Matthew." Is marriage a contract, or a covenant? Is the love that lasts a lifetime a fiery passion of desire, or something else? Is divorce a necessary evil to “be true to yourself,” or a rupture of a deep union? Jesus’ teaching on divorce is based in his vision of marriage, which is as radical today as it was nearly two thousand years ago.
From the series "Gospel of Matthew." Jesus understands what it means to owe a debt. On the cross, he died for betrayers, deniers, hypocrites; you and me. The parable of the unmerciful servant reminds us of how forgiven we are, so that we would be liberated to forgive others.
From the series "Gospel of Matthew." What do we do when other followers of Jesus fall into sin and wander away? Let them go? Act like it’s okay? Make them our enemy? In this teaching we explore Jesus’ practice for dealing with sin in the church. It’s one of Jesus’ most used and abused teachings, and yet, it has the potential to form the church into a community where God’s will is done.
From the series "Gospel of Matthew." Jesus’ call for his apprentices to become like children is one of his most misunderstood teachings. In this message, we explore the cultural background to Jesus’ words and rediscover just how fitting and fierce they are for our culture today.
From the series "Gospel of Matthew." Jesus is slowly but surely headed for Jerusalem, where he knows he will suffer and be killed. Along the way, the collectors of the temple tax ask Peter whether his rabbi pays the tax. Through a parable about kings and through the belly of a fish, Jesus shows his disciples what it looks like to live secure and rooted in the Father’s love.