Who We Are: Why We Exist

 The Bridge is Jesus Christ’s Church, and we are to make certain that our passion is to worship, honor and obey him and no one else. We serve an audience of one, and we are to do so with glad and sincere hearts. When we do this, we will come together with glad and sincere […]

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Songs of Christmas: I Heard the Bells

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote this poem on Christmas 1863 Civil War. After his wife died in 1861 and his son was severely wounded in the war. The poem was then turned into a song in 1872 by John Baptiste Calkin. Christmas is often a lonely time for many. Because of the incarnation, God isn’t absent […]

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Songs of Christmas: What Child is This?

This hymn helps to bridge the gap between the hope of the coming Messiah to the birth of Jesus in our world. We will focus this message on answering the question: “What Child is This?”  using John’s gospel. Pastor Darin Elquist The Bridge Church- Spanish Springs Campus November 28, 2021

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Charles Wesley helped his more famous brother, John, start the Methodist movement and wrote this song and about 6,000 others. One of the enduring strengths of this song is the fact that it doesn’t retell the nativity story. Instead, it focuses on a hunger that we can all identify with. Blaise Paschal, a French philosopher, […]

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This man filled his life with wealth and became so attached to it that it stood in the way of him following Jesus. You will become whatever you fill your “bucket” with. If you fill it with love, you will become love. If you fill it with things that only serve you, you will not […]

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Everybody Always: Don’t Play It Safe

God expects we will use what he has given us to love others and serve him. It is not about the amount of return that matters; it’s about the amount of effort. Often, the number one reason we don’t want to take a risk is our past failures. Our past failures make us want to […]

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Everybody Always: Love People Where You Are

Jesus found Matthew right where he was.  At work doing his job. Every day we come across people that need to know the love of Jesus. It matters deeply to God that we reach out to people no matter what their situation is.  Whether they are an upstanding “moral” person or whether they are a […]

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