Reaching the Lost. Discipling the Saved. Sharing the Love of Jesus with Everyone.

Author: Scott Heitshusen (Page 1 of 42)

GALATIANS – Father Abraham

The righteous shall live by faith.

Galatians 3:11b

Abraham is one of those “giants” in Scripture we all know about, but probably don’t often think about. As “the Father of many Nations” and one who received God’s Promise, we too often associate him only with the Israelites of the Old Testament.

But that would be a mistake!

Through faith in Abraham’s one Descendant, Jesus, we are also made his descendants and the promise God made to him, is now also for us!

Scriptures

  • Galatians 3:6-18

HEBREWS — Session 2

We are continuing our journey through the book of HEBREWS!

Today: Even though we did get through chapter one last week, we’re going to back up a little and explore some of the quoted passages in more detail to give us a better understanding of what the author is trying to convey.

Join us!

Scriptures

Stepping Stones and Stumbling Blocks

Journeys with the Messiah
Stepping Stones & Stumbling Blocks
Jesus through the Eyes of a Fashion Photographer

Photographer and author, Michael Belk, guides us on a series of journeys where we will experience Jesus’ timeless teachings from a fresh, innovative, and inviting perspective.

Through the images, we will explore a host of topics including:

  • Jesus’ caution to not judge others
  • Why life doesn’t have to end at death
  • How self-sufficiency can become a stumbling block
  • What to do when you feel like you’re drowning in stormy seas, and much, much more.

Beginning Thursday, September 23, 6:30 PM in the LifeBridge Café.

Everyone is invited to join us!

SURGE — In COMMUNITY

The Greatest Commandment, and Second Greatest Commandment, tell us to love God and love others; that’s relationship. We are not meant to live this life alone. We are meant to live in community. 

This series reinforces this need in the lives of students. Each week encourages teens to surround themselves with other believers and to make a positive contribution to their communities.

GALATIANS – Just the Facts

I died to the Law through the Law, so that I could live for God. I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. And the life that I now live in my body, I live by faith, indeed, by the faithfulness of God’s Son, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Galatians 2:19–20 (CEB)


How is one saved? Through what means are they approved by God?

Some want to make the answer difficult (or, really, impossible), but it’s simple: it’s through faith in Jesus and not by fulfilling the law.

How we live that out day-to-day may be challenging, but the truth of that statement for salvation isn’t – and must never be forgotten!

Scripture

  • Galatians 2:15—3:5

HEBREWS — Session 1

We are beginning our journey through the book of HEBREWS!

Today: We will simple start an introduction of the book, author, focus, etc.

Join us!

Scriptures

  • Introductory Information
  • Hebrews 1

See Also:

Toward the end of the class we will stream, we will turn off the stream and watch the introduction from The Bible Project below. I encourage y’all to do so, too!

Joseph’s Colorful Coat

In September our Toddlers will learn to always trust God. Joseph not only had a colorful coat, he lived a colorful life filled with ups and downs. Through it all, Joseph learned to trust in God no matter what. Kids will learn they can trust God at all times.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Do not depend on your own understanding.

Proverbs 3:5 (NIrV)

OBJECTIVE: Preschoolers will say “I can trust God when bad things happen.”

“What’s in Your Backpack?”

Our new BridgeKidz curriculum for September is “What’s in Your Backpack?”, covering the following Bible memory verse and topics.

Obey me, and I will be your God and you will be my people. Walk in obedience to all I command you, that it may go well with you.

Jeremiah 7:23b
Sept. 5PencilPencils are used to make notes when the teacher speaks. Too bad we can’t do that when our friends need a listening ear. Being a good friend means listening, not speaking, and really hearing what someone else needs to say. James 1:19-20. “Be slow to speak, quick to listen.”
Sept. 12NotebookWe use notebooks to help us remember things. We need to remember to be unselfish and think of others ahead of ourselves. Philippians 2:3-11
Sept. 19FolderHaving a folder helps us keep track of all that we’ve finished. We can remember to trust God when we look back at all the things He has done for us. Joshua’s farewell speech to the Israelites.
Sept. 26RulerJust like a ruler gives you a guide in centimeters or inches, the Bible gives you a guide for knowing God. A ruler lets you make a straight line. The Bible helps you live your life down a straight path. Proverbs 3:5-6

GALATIANS – Who Does He Think He Is?

I died to the Law through the Law, so that I could live for God. I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. And the life that I now live in my body, I live by faith, indeed, by the faithfulness of God’s Son, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Galatians 2:19–20 (CEB)

To trust someone’s word you must know and trust the person.

Paul reminds the Galatians of who he is as one God has chosen, the Church has approved, and who obeys God, even when it’s uncomfortable and difficult.

Contrast this with those who are trying to lead the Galatians astray and it’s clear who should be trusted!

Scriptures

  • Galatians 1:11—2:14
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