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2016 Christmas Service in Denton

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! If you’re looking for a Christmas service in Denton, Texas, we’ve got a special lineup of events and services just for you!

Join us for Christmas at The Bridge!

Sunday, December 11th

10:30 AM – Kids Christmas Party during service in the Life Center
6:30 PM – Unhinged Christmas Candlelight Communion Service

Sunday, December 18th @ 10:30 AM

Join us for a special Christmas service for the whole family, featuring vibrant worship and an interactive message! We’ll also be giving away some amazing prizes! Be sure to invite your friends and family!

Special Giveaways
  • $250 Shopping Spree giveaway for adults
  • Stockings for every child (4 years old – 5th grade)
  • Xbox One S for teens (6th-12th grade)

Sunday, December 25th @ 11:00 AM

Join us for a special 1-hour family service on Christmas morning. All kids will be in service this day to worship together as a Bridge family. Children are invited to bring their favorite Christmas present to show Pastor Duane.

Sunday, January 1st @ 11:00 AM

Join us for another special 1-hour family service on New Year’s Day.  Nursery will be provided for ages 0-3 years old.

Visit www.christmasindenton.com for more information!


11.13.2016 – Ps. Duane White – REthink Pt. 9

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This Sunday, November 13th, 2016, Pastor Duane White continued to unpack our REthink series here at The Bridge Church in Denton, Texas.

REthink:

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”(Romans 12:2, NKJV)

There are things God has for you that you have no frame of reference for, and no eye has seen or ear has heard of them. Quit looking to someone, or something, for answers to questions for which only God can have a frame of reference.

However, as it is written:“What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”— the things God has prepared for those who love him—these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us. This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words. The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit. The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments, for, “Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.” (1 Corinthians 2:9-16)

The only way you can know the things of God is by the Spirit of God. These things that the scripture talks about, are the things that are prepared by God that no eye has seen and no ear has heard. We don’t speak about them in human wisdom or reasoning, but rather spiritual wisdom that comes from the Holy Spirit. Too many people are comparing spiritual wisdom to natural wisdom, but it doesn’t work.

This is the reason why you get so many contradicting voices speaking for God in the Christian world. They are attempting to take natural logic and using it to perceive spiritual truth.

Jesus made it clear in verse 16 that He only did and said what the Father did and said; so, to have the mind of Christ is to have the mind of the Father. The scripture also says that you have the mind of Christ.

You have the mind of Christ by the Spirit. You have access to it because you are in Christ, but the Spirit reveals it to you.

Everything significant thing in this world began with an idea. It’s important to understand that ideas come from one of three sources:

  1. God
  2. Devil
  3. You

Significant or life shaping ideas come from the spirit realm, whether it’s from God or the devil. Insignificant, or non-life shaping, ideas come from you.

Here are some characteristics of God ideas:

  • They begin in the mind of the Father.
  • They are revealed to us by the Spirit.
  • They must have agreement in the earth.
  • They are ultimately embodied in a living person.
  • They are transferred from one person, or generation, to another.

The ideas that are given to you are seeds, and the seed is either aborted or received.

“Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.” (James 1:21, NKJV)

It’s only the word that is engraved and received with meekness and humility, and that saves your soul.

It’s not the thoughts, good or bad, that come and go in your life to shape you, but it’s the thoughts that come and stay that shape you. When a God idea comes and stays, it becomes alive in the person, or vessel, that God gave the idea to. Jesus was living proof of the will of the Father, and He taught those around Him to do the same. Over and over He said, “You have heard it said, but I say it to you.”

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. “(John 1:1–5, NKJV)

There was a man, or woman, sent from God, whose name was _____. This man, or woman, came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe.

Great ideas live much longer than person who receives the idea. With every new generation of the idea, it has the potential to get better. You can kill the person, but you can’t kill the idea. And the greatest idea of all was Jesus.

It’s time to REthink the God ideas over your life. It’s time to let the Holy Spirit reveal some ideas that the Father has prepared for you. It’s time to go on a Holy Ghost hunt, not an Easter egg hunt, but a destiny hunt. 

One God-inspired idea could change your life forever, and not only yours, but many who will come after you.

To learn about God’s ideas for your life, watch the full message here:

 


Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway in Denton!

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We love serving our community! This Thanksgiving 2016 in Denton, we’ve got something special for you!

We’re giving away 50 turkeys on Sunday, November 20th! Register today at findthebridge.com/turkey or call 940.735.2080 to reserve your FREE* turkey!

*Must attend the 10:30am service on November 20th to receive turkey. Limit one per household. Check-in starts at 10am.  Reserve and guarantee your turkey by registering on or before Thursday, November 17th.

Turkeys will be given after service at our main building: 4582 Fishtrap Road, Denton, TX 76208.


11.06.2016 – Ps. Duane White – REthink Pt. 8

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This Sunday, November 6, 2016, Pastor Duane White continued our series, REthink, by discussing misconceptions of evangelism at The Bridge Church in Denton, Texas.

REthink: REthinking Evangelism

Life and circumstances can often cause you to REthink your position or belief on something, which can be good, but if you have no standard – no measuring stick to measure your thoughts by – then you can REthink things and come to the wrong conclusions.

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:2, NKJV)

Evangelism is defined as “the spreading of the Christian gospel by public preaching or personal witness, or the zealous advocacy of a cause.”

There are a lot of misconceptions about evangelism, so here are a few of them:

  1. Evangelism is for those weird religious types.
  2. Evangelism is the church’s job.
  3. Evangelists are traveling preachers.
  4. Evangelism is for extroverts, or certain personality types.
  5. Nobody wants to listen to me. 

There are so many more that could be listed, but you get the idea. Today let’s REthink some of our preconceived ideas.

  • Be you, and be creative. There are lots of ways and mediums to share the good news. Find what works for you and do that.
  • You can pray. You can pray for your neighbors, for your family who don’t know Jesus, for your city, state and nation.
  • You can go. Go somewhere, somehow, to someone. Overcome the excuses and just do something.
  • You can tell your story. Here is where the excuses come back in our heads. Things like, “I am too messed up to share Jesus with anybody else.” But the good news is that Jesus only uses messed up people because thats all He’s got to work with.

Most people don’t recognize what God is doing until He is finished doing it.

“Now as He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it,” (Luke 19:41, NKJV).

Only one of two times in the Bible it says Jesus wept. Why did He weep?

“…because you did not know the time of your visitation,”(Luke 19:44b, NKJV).

Could it be that in the midst of all the chaos of our election that this is our finest hour?

Could it be that in all the craziness and mess our nation is in, God wants to visit us?

Could it be that God has been positioning us, and people like us, to see the greatest move of God Denton has ever known?

If you believe that the answer to any of those is yes, then once we recognize it, let’s REthink our part in it.

You see, there is an awakening, a recognizing of what day we are in, and a REthinking of how we can reach our city, our county, our nation, and the nations of the world.

 

You can watch the full message below: