Part 7: Footholds vs Faithfulness

November 11, 2018

From the series, "Fighting the World, the Flesh, and the Devil" as part of Practicing the Way. The Devil doesn't overpower or coerce us with his lies, instead he utilizes the seductive allure of influence. The authors of the Scriptures call this "giving the Devil a foothold." As apprentices of Jesus, how should we navigate our life and relationships without opening ourselves to the pull of the enemy? 

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Part 6: God of Evil

November 4, 2018

From the series "Fighting the World, the Flesh and the Devil" as part of Practicing the Way. Our lives and the world around us are often riddled with all kinds of evil, injustice, and suffering. Is God ever to blame, or is the devil capable of more than just lying? How do we, as apprentices of Jesus, learn to identify the work of the evil one with confidence?

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Part 5: The Man Who Silenced Satan

October 28, 2018

From the series, "Fighting the World, the Flesh and the Devil" as part of Practicing the Way. Guest speaker, Sarah Deutscher from Red Church in Melbourne, unpacks the humanity of Jesus, the devil's tactics and how we can follow Jesus in spiritual warfare.

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Part 4: The Devil’s Disinformation Campaign

October 21, 2018

From the series, "Fighting the World, the Flesh and the Devil" as part of Practicing the Way. In this teaching, guest speaker Mark Sayers joins us from Red Church in Melbourne, Australia to unpack what the Scriptures mean by "Elemental Forces." 

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Part 3: God, the “gods”, and the Spiritual Backdrop of the Bible

October 14, 2018

From the series, "Fighting the World, the Flesh, and the Devil" as part of Practicing the Way. This audio is taken from a video interview with Dr. Tim Mackie on God, the “gods”, and the spiritual backdrop of the Bible.

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The Truth About Lies: Part 2

October 7, 2018

From the series, "Fighting the World, the Flesh and the Devil" as part of Practicing the Way. For Jesus, the devil’s primary strategy to ruin the soul and society isn’t what most of us expect. It’s lies. More specifically, it’s deceptive ideas that play to disordered desires that are normalized in a sinful society. In this teaching, we explore how we are transformed by Spirit and truth, and deformed by isolation and lies. And we look to Jesus’ example of spiritual disciplines as spiritual warfare.

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The Truth About Lies: Part 1

September 30, 2018

From the series, "Fighting the World, the Flesh and the Devil" as part of Practicing the Way. The modern, secular world laughs off the idea of the devil as a relic from the pre-scientific age. “Now we know better” is the mantra of the progressive west. And yet, secular theories that attempt to explain evil fall flat of the human experience. For Jesus, there is an invisible but intelligent evil at work in the world, but his primary strategy isn’t what most of us expect. It’s lies. Fighting the devil is first and foremost about the war to believe truth over lies.

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Vision Series 2018: Part 3: Vision Exercises & On Earth as it is in Heaven

September 23, 2018

From the series, Vision Series 2018. In this teaching we put forward our vision of practicing the way of Jesus, together, in Portland at Bridgetown Church. 

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Vision Series 2018: Part 2: Vision Sunday

September 17, 2018

In this extended version, we kick off with some recommended reading and end with upcoming highlights for the communities at Bridgetown Church. 

Practicing the way of Jesus is all about creating space for love. Making room to be with Jesus, become like Jesus, and do what he did. In this vision Sunday teaching, we lay out a vision for apprenticeship to Jesus, as well as the year ahead at Bridgetown Church.

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Vision Series 2018: Part 2: Life of an Apprentice

September 16, 2018

From our 2018 Vision series. Practicing the way of Jesus is all about creating space for love. Making room to be with Jesus, become like Jesus, and do what he did. In this vision Sunday teaching, we lay out a vision for apprenticeship to Jesus, as well as the year ahead at Bridgetown Church.

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