Episode 34 of The Bridge Podcast is up- featuring a sermon by Unka Glen, songs by Jed Brewer and BridgeBox missionaries Pete and Tasha Lawson.
We begin our spiritual journey in the hopes of one day measuring up. But Jesus said HE leaves the flock to search for the one lost and wandering and messed up lamb. And then HE carries that little lost lamb back home. So just be still, and let Him find you.
"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds."
Let this track from this month’s BridgeBox use this driving. orchestral-synth track help you plant this truth in your mind.
This month’s BridgeBox is all about helping people get past a broken heart. Jed Brewer made a video giving us a preview of what God has to say to those of us facing that situation.
Let me give you a list of things that God really cares about: starvation, human trafficking, poverty, homelessness, preventable diseases. These things are central to God’s concerns, and He intends for us to HELP somebody, somehow. Getting wound up on the “creation debate”, which helps nobody, is what people do when they’re avoiding those things God really cares about.
A Song For People Going Through A Difficult, Confusing Time
We don’t know why God allows the hard times into our lives, but in the middle of the strain, we do know two things: first, we know He has a plan and knows why He’s doing what He’s doing. Second, we know that because Jesus went through pain, heartbreak and loss, He knows how it feels to hurt. The lyrics of this song were written 100 years ago by a man who endured great tragedy and loss. Spin this tune and be comforted knowing that whatever happens, He knows.
& Lee nails it again!
If you want to have a mature, sustainable Christian life- you have to have relationships in your life where you are confront-able. I have thousands of stupid thoughts every day and, every once in a while, I start to act on one of those. That is where I need people who love me, who have earned the right to speak into my life, to inform me that that’s not a good idea. Everybody needs that.
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It is just as easy for a rich person to be tempted with envy as it is for a poor person to. The person who cannot be tempted to envy those around them is a contented person.
A worship song for folks who need to remember how Jesus feels about you right now.
This is a song I wrote for Young Life a few years back. My wife and I recorded a version of it and it has been sung at Young Life clubs and camps all over the country. If you need to remember how Jesus feels about you, spin this.
For most of us, we don’t live our lives chiefly in the present with some small trips here-and-there to the past or future. No, truthfully, many of us hardly ever live in the present at all.
We can spend days, weeks, and months living in the past, and only occasionally checking in on the present. We arrive at that middle room of the present exhausted, distracted, and overwhelmed by our time living in the past. And it’s worth noting, nothing about that past world can be fixed or changed. We can only change what happens in that middle room.
Scripture is clear on where our focus should be. Paul says, “One thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal” (Phil. 3:13b-14a). And, of course, Jesus said, “Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matt. 6:34)
How will your actions be judged? Not by how many times you were in church, or how many times you looked at porn on the internet. In Matthew 25, Jesus made it perfectly clear, the question will be: what did you accomplish with what you were given, specifically for the people at the bottom of life?
Do you assume that God doesn’t want you to enjoy things? It could be a piece of clothing, a video game, or a even a member of the opposite sex. Sure, you can over-do those small pleasures trying to get them to fill big holes, but the key is to remember that He is the Alpha and the Omega. Our joy begins with Him, and our greif is only ever soothed in Him. In between, life has all sorts of sweet and innocent little pleasures.
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