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Friday
05/24/2019
31411-2
Is It More Blessed to Give than Receive? Pt 2
2 Corinthians 8:18-21
  • We should give for the glory of God and help spread His Word and the Good News.
  • Since you are being blessed, be a blessing.
  • As much as you can, avoid things that look bad.

Thursday
05/23/2019
31411-1
Is It More Blessed to Give than Receive? Pt 1
2 Corinthians 8:17-18
  • God desires to change the way we think of money and possessions.
  • You are created with an unquenchable desire to be a blessing to others.

Wednesday
05/22/2019
31410-2
God So Loved the World, Part 2
2 Corinthians 8:13-18
  • Giving financially to God connects your secular life with your spiritual life, your secular work with your holy work, and your eternal life with your temporal life.
  • Spending money to share the Gospel is one of the best uses of money.

Tuesday
05/21/2019
31410-1
God So Loved the World, Part 1
2 Corinthians 8:13-16
  • God will meet our needs as we help to meet the needs of others.
  • Giving financially to God connects your secular life with your spiritual life, your secular work with your holy work, and your eternal life with your temporal life.
  • Spending money to share the Gospel is one of the best uses of money.

Monday
05/20/2019
31409-2
Is Work a Curse or a Four Letter Word? Pt 2
2 Corinthians 8:12-13
  • When we tithe or we give, we are responding to God's Word and telling our money where to go. We are putting God in charge of our finances. When we don't tithe or give, our money is telling us where it goes, and we are putting money in charge of our lives.
  • Every time we eat bread, we are experiencing the provision of God, the grace of God and part of the removal of the curse.
  • Giving financially to God connects your secular life with your spiritual life, your secular work with your Holy work, your eternal life with your temporal life.

Friday
05/17/2019
31409-1
Is Work a Curse? Pt 1
2 Corinthians 8:12
  • Only God really owns everything. The rest of us hold it but for a little while as a test between sharing and selfishness, between love or greed.
  • When we tithe or we give, we are responding to God's Word and telling our money where to go. We are putting God in charge of our finances. When we don't tithe or give, our money is telling us where it goes, and we are putting money in charge of our lives.

Thursday
05/16/2019
31408-3
The Windows of Heaven, Part 3
2 Corinthians 8:5-11
  • Giving shows we love people, God and the cause of Christ. Finances are a very revealing test.
  • The Bible does not condemn wealth or money as bad, but it does encourage the use of wealth to help others.
  • The Bible does warn of the love of money and an unhealthy pursuit of it.

Wednesday
05/15/2019
31408-2
The Windows of Heaven, Part 2
2 Corinthians 8:5-9
  • We are supposed to both serve and give.
  • Giving shows we love people, God and the cause of Christ. Finances are a very revealing test.

Tuesday
05/14/2019
31408-1
The Windows of Heaven, Part 1
2 Corinthians 8:5-7
  • Giving is part of being a Christian that we need to excel in. The Lord, the Bible, the pastor, and spiritual leaders all encourage us to excel and be generous in giving.

Monday
05/13/2019
31407-2
Complete or Compete? Part 2
2 Corinthians 8:5-6
  • When we give ourselves to God, we give Him everything we are and have. Giving financially is part of giving ourselves completely to God.
  • We earn money by using our God-given gifts. When we give, we are using our gifts to honor and thank God and help others.
  • We are supposed to both serve and give.

Friday
05/10/2019
31407-1
Complete or Compete? Part 1
2 Corinthians 8:5
  • When we give ourselves to God, we give Him everything we are and have. Giving financially is part of giving ourselves completely to God.

Thursday
05/09/2019
31406-3
The Gift of Giving, Part 3
2 Corinthians 8:1-4
  • We should give in spite of our circumstances.
  • True joy does not come through what we get, but lasting joy comes through what we give. God encourages us to give. There is great joy in giving.
  • People that don't want a pastor to talk about money want a pastor who doesn't teach the Bible.

Wednesday
05/08/2019
31406-2
The Gift of Giving, Part 2
2 Corinthians 8:1-2
  • We should give in spite of our circumstances.
  • True joy does not come through what we get, but lasting joy comes through what we give. God encourages us to give. There is great joy in giving.

Tuesday
05/07/2019
31406-1
The Gift of Giving, Part 1
2 Corinthians 8:1
  • God, through the Bible, wants to teach us about all things, both spiritual and practical, so we can live a better life.

Monday
05/06/2019
31405-3
Cycle of Encouragement, Part 3
2 Corinthians 7:11-15
  • Godly sorrow includes a desire to take what is wrong and make it right.
  • We are not designed to figure out what is wrong with the church; the church is designed to figure out what is wrong with us.
  • Our relationship with God and with each other grows through tests, trials, and tribulations. True friendships involve sacrifice and commitment.
  • Relationships are somewhat like piggy banks, what you put into it determines what you can get out of it.

Friday
05/03/2019
31405-2
Cycle of Encouragement, Part 2
2 Corinthians 7:10-11
  • Sorrow over sin leads us away from sin. This temporary sorrow leads us to lasting joy.
  • Love forgives sins, religion keeps track of sins, a love relationship continues on in spite of mistakes, a religious relationship is often derailed by one mistake.
  • The important thing in repentance is not even what you are turning from but who you are turning to.

Thursday
05/02/2019
31405-1
Cycle of Encouragement, Part 1
2 Corinthians 7:9-10
  • Everyone needs encouragement - every single person.
  • Sorrow over sin leads us away from sin. This temporary sorrow leads us to lasting joy.

Wednesday
05/01/2019
31404-2
Friends Forever, Part 2
2 Corinthians 7:6-8
  • We should be committed and loyal to a spiritual body or group of believers.
  • The body of Christ and church leadership is made up and needs all kinds of people and personalities.
  • The people who care about us may have to say things that hurt us.

Tuesday
04/30/2019
31404-1
Friends Forever, Part 1
2 Corinthians 7:6-7
  • God's encouragement often takes the form of a person.
  • We should take the time to encourage other people and one another.
  • Your presence here brings joy to me and other people here.

Monday
04/29/2019
31403-3
Thermometer or Thermostat? Part 3
2 Corinthians 7:4-6
  • Do not be controlled by fear; be controlled by love and God's Spirit.
  • God's encouragement often takes the form of a person.

Friday
04/26/2019
31403-2
Thermometer or Thermostat? Part 2
2 Corinthians 7:4
  • Trials can be our chance to show what we know or what we have learned.

Thursday
04/25/2019
31403-1
Thermometer or Thermostat? Part 1
2 Corinthians 7:3
  • 'Why' we say something is as important as 'what' we say.
  • We should only speak the truth in love.

Wednesday
04/24/2019
31402-2
The Power of Love, Part 2
2 Corinthians 7:1-2
  • You should spend part of your devotional time thinking and meditating on the love God has for you.
  • God wants to manifest or reveal His holiness and love in and through our lives.
  • God's Word will keep you from your sin or sin will keep you from God's Word.
  • As we follow Jesus together, we should each open our hearts to love, open our heads to learn and open our hands to give.

Tuesday
04/23/2019
31402-1
The Power of Love, Part 1
2 Corinthians 7:1
  • You should spend part of your devotional time thinking and meditating on the love God has for you.
  • God wants to manifest or reveal His holiness and love in and through our lives.
  • God's Word will keep you from your sin or sin will keep you from God's Word.

 


Monday
04/22/2019
31401-1
Good Years, Good Fruits, Give Thanks to the Lord, Pt1
2 Corinthians 6:17-18
  • We are called to be different in our lives, and we should be passionate and serious about that calling.
  • We must choose today and every day who we will follow, serve, love, give to, and dedicate ourselves to. Follow God with your time, your energy, your money, your service, your family and with your love.
  • God is looking for you to find your place here at The Bridge and for you to help other people find their place as well.

Friday
04/19/2019
31400-3
Being Changed for the Better, Part 3
2 Corinthians 6:14-17
  • Any long term relationship where core unity is important will not function smoothly between an unbeliever and believer.
  • We must destroy the idols we discover in our lives.

Thursday
04/18/2019
31400-2
Being Changed for the Better, Part 2
2 Corinthians 6:12-14
  • We should have open ears, open hearts, open hands and open eyes.
  • Part of growing spiritually and following Jesus is to be more loving to God and to each other.
  • The body of Christ, the fellowship or the church is the best place to learn how to unconditionally love each other.

Wednesday
04/17/2019
31400-1
Being Changed for the Better, Part 1
2 Corinthians 6:11-12
  • We should have open ears, open hearts, open hands and open eyes.
  • Part of growing spiritually and following Jesus is to be more loving to God and to each other.

Tuesday
04/16/2019
31399-3
Pastor Paul - A Gift from God, Part 3
2 Corinthians 6:7-10
  • Some people would find something wrong with the pastor even if Paul were their pastor.
  • Following God does not mean we will not have trials, it means we will be victorious in those trials.
  • We should love God, love people and be nice.
  • We should show respect and thankfulness to those who minister to (or spiritually help) us.
  • It is okay to own things, but don't let things own you.

Monday
04/15/2019
21360-2
Pastor Paul - A Gift from God, Part 2
2 Corinthians 6:5-8
  • Some people would find something wrong with the pastor even if Paul were their pastor.
  • Following God does not mean we will not have trials, it means we will be victorious in those trials.
  • We should love God, love people and be nice.
  • We should show respect and thankfulness to those who minister to (or spiritually help) us.

Friday
04/12/2019
31399-1
Pastor Paul - A Gift from God, Part 1
2 Corinthians 6:5-6
  • Some people would find something wrong with the pastor even if Paul were their pastor.
  • Following God does not mean we will not have trials, it means we will be victorious in those trials.
  • We should love God, love people and be nice.

Thursday
04/11/2019
31398-3
United We Stand, Part 3
2 Corinthians 6:2-4
  • As we grow spiritually, we need to learn to listen and learn not to listen, we need to learn to talk and learn not to talk.
  • In the very moment God tugs on our heart or speaks to us about something, it is the very moment we need to respond.
  • Jesus expects a spiritual return from each of us who have asked Him to forgive us. God blesses us so we can be a blessing to others.
  • If I offend people by sharing truth, that's on them. If I offend them by how I share the truth, that's on me.
  • Getting offended is the bait of satan for the believer.
  • God is our source of encouragement, provision and blessing.

Wednesday
04/10/2019
31398-2
United We Stand, Part 2
2 Corinthians 6:2-3
  • In the very moment God tugs on our heart or speaks to us about something, it is the very moment we need to respond.
  • Jesus expects a spiritual return from each of us who have asked Him to forgive us. God blesses us so we can be a blessing to others.
  • If I offend people by sharing truth, that's on them. If I offend them by how I share the truth, that's on me.
  • Getting offended is the bait of satan for the believer.
  • God is our source of encouragement, provision and blessing.

Tuesday
04/09/2019
31398-1
United We Stand, Part 1
2 Corinthians 6:1-2
  • As we grow spiritually, we need to learn to listen and learn not to listen, we need to learn to talk and learn not to talk.
  • In the very moment God tugs on our heart or speaks to us about something, it is the very moment we need to respond.

Monday
04/08/2019
31397-2
We are perfect...in Him. Part 2
2 Corinthians 5:20-21
  • When we are born again, we become a child of God through adoption and God chooses us to be an ambassador or representative.
  • We should desire to serve the Lord because of the fear of the Lord, because God loves us so much, and for the joy of service and our love for God and our love for others.
  • God has the only cure for sin.
  • The depravity of man or total depravity is the belief that man is born into sin and needs both God's forgiveness and His empowerment to successfully and consistently combat personal sin and sin in the world.

Friday
04/05/2019
31397-1
We are perfect...in Him. Part 1
2 Corinthians 5:16-20
  • When we are born again, we become a child of God through adoption and God chooses us to be an ambassador or representative.
  • We should desire to serve the Lord because of the fear of the Lord, because God loves us so much, and for the joy of service and our love for God and our love for others.

Thursday
04/04/2019
31396-3
Living the Life, Part 3
2 Corinthians 5:17-19
  • Before we asked for and received forgiveness, we were at war with God.
  • We want to be like Jesus, who is forgiving. Grace is receiving each other and treating each one another as though we are perfect.
  • Take time to remember what you should remember and forget what you should forget.

Wednesday
04/03/2019
31396-2
Living the Life, Part 2
2 Corinthians 5:16-18
  • We find our greatest life (most joyful, peaceful, meaningful, impactful) when we love and serve the Lord and love and serve each other.
  • We should seek to look at people, possessions and events in a new way-in the way the Lord sees them.
  • We need to be continually changing the way we look at God, people and events for the better.
  • There is great and continual joy in the desire and development of becoming more like God.
  • Before we asked for and received forgiveness, we were at war with God.

Tuesday
04/02/2019
31396-1
Living the Life, Part 1
2 Corinthians 5:15-17
  • We find our greatest life (most joyful, peaceful, meaningful, impactful) when we love and serve the Lord and love and serve each other.
  • We should seek to look at people, possessions and events in a new way-in the way the Lord sees them.
  • We need to be continually changing the way we look at God, people and events for the better.
  • There is great and continual joy in the desire and development of becoming more like God.

Monday
04/01/2019
31395-3
Me, Myself and I - The Unholy Trinity, Part 3
2 Corinthians 5:14-15
  • The old life was loving self and sin; the new life is loving God, loving others and being loved by them.
  • In the beginning, we only go to church for what we can get. As we grow in the Lord, we also go to church for what we can give.
  • Our lives should become a source of life to others.

Friday
03/29/2019
31395-2
Me, Myself and I - The Unholy Trinity, Part 2
2 Corinthians 5:12-15
  • To be viewed as different or even a little crazy is probably healthy in this confused world.
  • The old life was loving self and sin; the new life is loving God, loving others and being loved by them.

Thursday
03/28/2019
31395-1
Me, Myself and I - The Unholy Trinity, Part 1
2 Corinthians 5:11-15
  • We should have a 'healthy respect' for God and desire to please Him.

Wednesday
03/27/2019
31394-3
Making Your Life and Time Count, Part 3
2 Corinthians 5:10
  • We are judged and rewarded everyday for what we do.
  • Everything we 'own' or have in this life, we are actually stewards of. We should use all we have for the eternal Kingdom of God.
  • Each person will give an account of their selves to God.

Tuesday
03/26/2019
31394-2
Making Your Life and Time Count, Part 2
2 Corinthians 5:10
  • We are judged and rewarded everyday for what we do.
  • Everything we 'own' or have in this life, we are actually stewards of. We should use all we have for the eternal Kingdom of God.
  • Each person will give an account of their selves to God.

Monday
03/25/2019
31394-1
Making Your Life and Time Count, Part 1
2 Corinthians 5:10
  • We are judged and rewarded everyday for what we do.
  • Everything we 'own' or have in this life, we are actually stewards of. We should use all we have for the eternal Kingdom of God.

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