04.09.2017 – Bishop Tony Miller – 10th Anniversary Celebration

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This Sunday, April 9th, 2017, our guest speaker, Bishop Tony Miller from The Gate Church in Oklahoma City, gave an amazing message at The Bridge Church in Denton, TX in celebration of our 10 Year Anniversary.

10th Year Anniversary Celebration:

“Then Joshua rose early in the morning and they set out from Shittim. And they came to the Jordan, he and all the people of Israel, and lodged there before they passed over. At the end of three days the officers went through the camp and commanded the people, “As soon as you see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God being carried by the Levitical priests, then you shall set out from your place and follow it. Yet there shall be a distance between you and it, about 2,000 cubitsa in length. Do not come near it, in order that you may know the way you shall go, for you have not passed this way before.” Then Joshua said to the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do wonders among you.” (Joshua 3:1-5)

There are three things that The Lord wants to reintroduce to you in your life:

  1. God wants to reintroduce you to Him. There are things about God that you haven’t figured out yet, and when you step into a new season, God reveals Himself to you in ways you haven’t known before. He shows you a part of Him that you haven’t yet discovered.
  2. God wants to reintroduce you to your promise. You begin to recognize the many ways that God works His promises in your life. Those promises are bigger than you think they are.
  3. When God brings you to a divine moment where it is between you and Him, He reintroduces you to you. You find out things about you that you didn’t know. God will begin to show you things that only you are meant to deal with.

God can do something that blows your mind today, but when you wake up the next morning, He can do something to blow it even further. Only God can exceed Himself.

The further you walk with God, the more you see His intentionality. God never randomly does something. God is intentional with your life, and He sees what you can’t see because He’s trying to get you somewhere you’ve never been.

“After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ assistant, “Moses my servant is dead. Now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, into the land that I am giving to them, to the people of Israel. Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given to you, just as I promised to Moses. From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun shall be your territory. No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you. Be strong and courageous, for you shall cause this people to inherit the land that I swore to their fathers to give them. Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:1-7)

There are some things in your life, that if you hadn’t have buried them, then you wouldn’t have ended them. If God had not buried them, you would still be there trying to dig them up, and recreate them, and God keeps telling you that that day is over in your life, and He wants to change you. Today is a new day, and He’s got a brand new day for you!

Joshua was given an assignment to convince a group of people to move out of their content ways so that he could guide them and show them that God had something much more for them.

Here are four things that you can use to help you:

  1. Clarity. God will bring clarity to who you are meant to be, and where you are meant to go.
  2. Courage. You have to have the courage to go after God and what He is doing.
  3. Concentration. The demand of about what God is going to do in your life is going to demand concentration. 
  4. Consecration. Chose to be set a part for the purpose God gave you.

When ordinary people give themselves to a vision that is God born, many peoples lives will be changed.

You can watch the full message here:


10.23.2016 – Ps. Jay Pike – REthink Pt. 6

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This Sunday, October 23rd, 2016, our guest speaker Pastor Jay Pike, from The Gate Church in Oklahoma City, unpacked an amazing message to continue our series REthink at The Bridge Church in Denton, Texas.

REthinking Church: Embracing the Dreams of God

“Then God said to Jacob, “Arise, go up to Bethel and dwell there; and make an altar there to God, who appeared to you when you fled from the face of Esau your brother.” And Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, “Put away the foreign gods that are among you, purify yourselves, and change your garments. And God said to him, “Your name is Jacob; your name shall not be called Jacob anymore, but Israel shall be your name.” So He called his name Israel.” (Genesis 35:1-2)

Where God’s Spirit is poured out, his dreams and visions are released.

To be a Spirit-filled people is to be a people who are engaging in and participating in the dreams of God. Jesus had a phrase he used to describe the dreams of God, he called it the Kingdom of Heaven.

The disciples had their own dreams about what the Messiah was going to do and how he was going to do it. The outpouring of the Spirit is the releasing of God’s dreams and the grace to exchange our selfish dreams for God’s bigger dreams.

The intention of the Spirit’s work in your life is to shift your focus from your dreams to God’s dreams.  If you are walking with God and still dreaming your old dreams you have missed a dimension of the Spirit’s work.

There are three ways that people view God’s opinion on dreaming:

  • Legalistic Christianity sees God as a dream destroyer.
  • Consumer Christianity sees God as a dream fulfiller.
  • Authentic Christianity sees God as a dream exchanger. 

In Genesis 28, Jacob first meets God and engages in a transactional relationship with God. Much of American Christianity today is transactional. It’s like saying, “get God to join my team and he will help me accomplish my goals.”

God is not interested in a transactional relationship with you, especially when you have nothing to offer him. God desires to move you from a transactional relationship to a transformational relationship.

“God says: Go back to Bethel and this time, don’t set up a pillar to remember where I appeared to you, build an altar . . . where I will continually meet with you.” (Genesis 35)

Transactional Christianity sets up pillars to pay homage to God. Transformational  Christianity builds altars to encounter a living God.

God doesn’t want to hear your twenty year plan; God wants to change your name. Christians are people who have gotten a glimpse of God’s preferred future, and who live now as if that future has fully come. You may not be able to determine what happens in the world, but you can determine what happens in your community.

Prophets declared the dreams of God and invited God’s people to participate in and live those dreams out in their present lives. The dreams of the prophets are always the nightmares of the empire. Empires have a history of taking their nightmares and calling them dreams. What empires call dreams, God calls a nightmare.

Could it be that what we call the American Dream, God calls a nightmare? What we see as a noble endeavor, God sees as a rat race of greed, materialism and discontentment. The American dream is a pursuit. Any pursuit other than the Kingdom is not a dream, it’s a nightmare.

God wants to deliver you from the thing you are pursuing, because what you don’t realize is that you have become a slave to that thing.

“It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.” – C. S. Lewis

When you are caught up with the dreams of the present world, it’s proof that you have not been captured by the dreams of heaven.

If you buy into the lies of the empire you will never see or enter the dreams of God.

God’s people are called to live right now as if God’s promised future has already arrived. People have always thought God was looking for prophetic people who can prophesy, but God is really looking for a prophetic community that embodies in the presence of His dreams about the future

You cannot access the realities of God’s future world if you still believe the lies of the present world.

The message of Jesus was that the dreams of God which had been in the future were now crashing into the present, and he called these dreams “The Kingdom of God.”

Here are three things to remember about God’s dreams:

  1. God’s dreams are too big for one person. They are accomplished by communities not by individuals. American individualism robs us of participating in God’s dream.
  2.  God’s dreams are too big for one nation. Nationalism robs us of engaging God’s dream.
  3. God’s dreams are too big for one generation. They are multigenerational. A perpetual belief that we are the ‘last generation’ robs us of engaging in God’s dream.

When you have glimpsed the dream of God, you won’t care how outrageous it sounds. Your life becomes obsessed with embodying as much of that dream in the present as you can.

How will you choose to dream?

Watch the full message here:


02. 07. 2016 – Pastor Jay Pike – REstoring Our Song

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This Sunday, February 7th, 2016, at The Bridge Church in Denton, Texas, we had a guest speaker, Pastor Jay Pike from The Gate Church in Oklahoma City, who spoke about Restoring Our Song.

REstoring Our Song

In this week’s message, our special guest speaker, Pastor Jay Pike from The Gate Church, unpacked an amazing message about REstoring our song. He talked about how God gives us three gifts: His presence, a book and a song. We are all created to sing because we are all created in God’s image.

Pastor Jay walked us through several instances in the Bible in which God creates something – all of which were accompanied first by singing! When God gets ready to create, He always does it in the atmosphere of singing. So when we go through seasons in our lives where we lose our song, God doesn’t have the atmosphere in our lives to create. But when we REcover our song, or when it is REstored to us, we create an atmosphere in which everything else can be REstored in our lives!

“The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” – Zephaniah 3:17

Pastor Jay highlighted three types of songs that God sings over us:

  1. Songs of Salvation
  2. Songs of Deliverance
  3. Songs of Fruitfulness

You can watch the whole message in the video below.


8.17.14 – Choosing Revealed Identity – Jay Pike

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This Sunday, August 17 2014 at The Bridge Church in Denton, TX, we had the honor to hear Teaching Pastor Jay Pike, from The Gate Church in Oklahoma City, share a fantastic message about choosing revealed identity in Christ and living by who God has called us to be.

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