We are made to worship, and we all worship someone or something. Bob Dylan said, “You’re gonna have to serve somebody.” Tim Keller says: “All of our problems are problems of worship.” This series will help us understand what worship is and challenge us to examine the idols, objects that we are drawn to, and focus our worship on God Almighty as the only one worthy of our worship.
Since the formation of Jesus’ Church, we’ve been on a mission. Even though we all have the same mission, each church accomplishes its individual mission differently. We believe God has placed us here in Spanish Springs to represent Him and to lead others to come to know Jesus. The Bridge Church- Spanish Springs is here to Love and Serve Spanish Springs. This series will address our mission, vision, and core values that drive the things we do to seek to bring God’s love and help make our city a better place for everyone.
There is nothing more foundational or important than what you believe about the Bible. It’s common to hear people in our Western culture say something like, “There are many good things in the Bible, absolutely. But there are also things in the Bible that are really outdated and not true.” In this series, we will address why the Bible is trustworthy and the authority for our lives. The Bible is the story of God’s redemption through Jesus Christ and is given to us… for us… to know and follow Him.
For most people, Christian or not, Christmas carols are one of the best (and most memorable) things about the Christmas season. There are so many of these traditional songs that are rich in biblical history and theology and fit so well within the Avent Season. In this series we will talk about what these five Christmas Carols get right—and what they get wrong—concerning the Christmas story and encourage our people to engage with Christ in a whole new way as we seek to take a fresh look at a familiar story.
After all that we have faced and are facing, we wonder, what do we do now? What are our next steps? How are we to live in light of all of the uncertainty in our world? Nehemiah lived in such times and was able to help bring about real change. He understood that the only way forward was by understanding God’s vision for our lives and having a destination that keeps us on track. He led others to catch hold of God’s plan for their lives and to follow it despite the challenging circumstances that came their way. We are called to do this today.
God has called us to “Build Bridges for people to come to Christ and Grow in His Grace” to the lost and those far from Him here in Sparks. We, who have received God’s mercy are called to show and to share that mercy with them. If we refuse, we will be miserable and angry ourselves-just like Jonah.
Jonah ran from God’s call because God wanted him to reach out to the lost and depraved city of Nineveh and he did not want to do so. God wanted him to preach to those who were Israel’s enemies here so that they might hear and maybe repent. Jonah did not want them to experience God’s mercy and grace-he wanted them to experience God’s judgment. The people of Nineveh were mortal enemies of the world and had done horrible things to the Jews. Jonah did not want to reach out to them. He does not believe they should receive God’s mercy. God has called us at the Bridge Church to reach out to the lost and hurting people of Reno. To refuse is to disobey.
You’ve heard the saying: Money Talks. “If Money Talked”, what might it say to us? We live in a world where we’ve been led to believe that having more money will set us free to have the life we’ve always dreamed of. But the reality is that too many of us are living in a prison of financial bondage and stress. Jesus taught a lot about money and its place in our lives. What we need is to get smarter with the way that we handle the money and resources God has given to us.
This series will address some of the things that money might want to say to us if it could talk. Let’s get smart with our money and learn practical and biblical principles so that we can live in financial freedom and use the resources God has entrusted to us to advance His Kingdom here on earth.
This series is based on Bob Goff’s book “Everybody Always.” This sermon series will follow along with five weeks as people go through the book and video series in their small groups. The focus of the sermons and teaching will be on how we must strive to Love like Christ as followers of Christ. With no boundaries or favoritism, as well as being willing to take risks when it comes to loving others even when it’s hard.