LifeBridge Community Church

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

BIBLE CLASS – DANIEL Chapter 7

Some ramblings on Daniel 7.

March 29, 2020 — “Lust, Porn, and the Grace of God” — Worship


SCRIPTURES:

  • Matthew 5:27-28
  • Ephesians 4:19
  • 1 Peter 2:11
  • 2 Timothy 2:22
  • Genesis 3:10
  • Romans 8:1-11

SOME 2019 PORNOGRAPHY STATISTICS from PORNHUB:

VISITS:42 Billion
DATA TRANSFERRED:6.83 Petabytes
WATCHED EVERY MINUTE:11,082 Videos
UPLOADS:6.83 Million Videos
169 Years of Content
“If you started watching 2019’s new videos in 1850, you would still be watching them today.”
PLATFORM:76.6% View on a Cellphone

SOME RESOURCES:

Thrive Church
29255 FM 1093
Fulshear, TX 77441

“A Christ-centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind.”

Mondays at 6:30 PM

CONTACT: Sean Mohebbi
celebraterecovery@thrivechurch.cc
(281) 910-0534


fightthenewdrug.org

Provides a wealth of research based information on the effects of porn on the brain and on people so people can make an informed decision about it. They also provide resources for those struggling with it.


lpnp.org

“Fighting sex trafficking by reducing demand.”

Help for parents and friends of those who are struggling – as well as for those who are themselves struggling.


PORN HARMS

Tremendous amount of research Directed by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation.


traffickinghub.com

“The Traffickinghub campaign is a non-religious, non-partisan effort to hold the largest porn website in the world accountable for enabling and profiting off of the mass sex-trafficking and exploitation of women and minors.”


Helpful Videos


How does porn affect our brains, attitude, and sex life and contribute negatively?

Don’t let shame run and ruin your life.

Bible Reading Plans

Census 2020

We discuss much in relation to governmental matters, but the following is important and crosses any political issues.

It’s time for the 2020 Census. Every 10 years, the census counts how many people are in our community to decide how much federal funding and representation we should receive. The questions will decide how federal funds are distributed to communities across the nation over the next decade. It will also decide how representation will be distributed based on population. As such, a complete and accurate census count is critical. Census results show where communities need new schools, clinics, roads and other services benefiting families, older adults and children. They help decide federal funding for disaster recovery, mental health services, medical benefits programs, education programs and much more. When you’re counted in the census, you’re helping to build a better community.

Responses to the census are completely confidential. As required by law, they cannot be shared with anyone, even other branches of government. Completing the census is easy and can be completed online, by phone, or by mail.

Visit 2020census.gov to learn more.

March 22, 2020 — Worship

LINKS:

SCRIPTURES:

  • Genesis 1:26-27
  • Genesis 9:6
  • 2 Corinthians 5:21
  • Romans 12:1-2

Sealy Christian Food Pantry Continues to Feed Amidst Unique Challenges. LifeBridge Comes Alongside.

As our community situation rapidly changes, so must the way we address them.

The Sealy Christian Food Pantry is doing just that!
As they were not able to distribute from their current location, during this crisis, they are feeding the hungry in a “drive through” fashion (now being encouraged and emulated by other pantries!). What’s more, the main supplier of food, the Houston Food Pantry, is now in a mode where they will be delivering food in multiple pallets! 

LifeBridge is blessed to come alongside of the Pantry in this effort!
The Lord’s facilities at LifeBridge can’t be used for much right now, but they can and are being used for this! In fact, we are in a prime spot and have the perfect facilities to help in this way right now.

PRAISE GOD!

Keep up the good work of the Lord, Sealy Christian Food Pantry! Well done!

HELP US HELP

During these uncertain times, it is important to stay in contact with each other; to listen, pray, and provide.

Many in our LifeBridge and Sealy community are hurting. Many of you are hurting.

Many can help. Many of you can help.

We want to touch base with you and see how we can help and pray for and with you during these challenging times.

At the bottom of this post is a form we are asking you to fill out to help us in this process. It allows us to get a feel for where you are, what you need, how you can help, and how we can pray for you.

Would you please take a moment to fill it out?

Also, we, your pastor and elders, want you to know we are here for you, whatever your needs are. Below is a list of our names, who are work for (by last names) and our contact information. PLEASE feel free to contact us for anything!

LAST NAMEELDER/PASTORCONTACT
ALLPastor Scottsheitshusen@lifebridgesealy.com
(713) 965-6761
HEAD ELDERAlan Boehmaboehm@lifebridgesealy.com
A-CRichard Claytonrclayton@lifebridgesealy.com
D-FBrackston Nuttbnutt@lifebridgesealy.com
G-IRoss Bentleyrbentley@lifebridgesealy.com
J-LBrad Bissbbiss@lifebridgesealy.com
M-OTegan Summerstsummers@lifebridgesealy.com
P-RJosh Kingjking@lifebridgesealy.com
S-ZGiles Montgomerygmontgomery@lifebridgesealy.com

The Lord will see us all through this – and He uses us together to do it!

Thank you and God bless.



WELCOME, BRACKSTON NUTT!

We are pleased to announce that LifeBridge has a new part-time person doing communications in the person of Brackston Nutt!

Brackston has extensive experience and abilities in this area and we look forward to how God will use him at LifeBridge!

You can reach Brackston at BNutt@LifeBridgeSealy.com.

WELCOME!

COVID-19 // Coronavirus

In response to COVID-19 and after much discussion among the elders and other LB leaders, we are taking the following action for this Sunday, March 15, 2020.

NOBible Class
NOFellowship Time
YESWorship

(though we will have some alterations regarding Holy Communion and Greeting Time.)

We will continue to monitor the status and recommendations regarding COVID-19 and will take further action as needed.

In the meantime, please be sure to use extra caution, wash often, and if you have recently traveled to a hot-spot, feel ill, or have a compromised or fragile immune system, please consider remaining home.

Keep an eye here and on our Facebook Page for the latest news and developments.

If you would like a personal visit from Pastor Scott or your elder or have needs we can help you with, please let us know.

EASTER, 2020 — With Pancake Breakfast & Easter Egg Hunt!

Come and be with us to celebrate the True Freedom we all have through The Resurrection of Jesus – and how freedom is for everyone!

Sunday, April 12, 2019, 10:00 AM.

We will have a Pancake Breakfast that morning at 8:30 AM (no Adult Bible Class that day) and an Easter Egg Hunt following around 9:30 AM.

Join us!


More information about the Resurrection of Jesus celebrated on Easter from:
lifebridgesealy.com/ministries/worship/easter-the-resurrection-of-jesus/.

“CHRIST IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN, INDEED! ALLELUIA!!”

This is the great shout for Easter; the highest day on the Church calendar!

On this day we celebrate the victory of Jesus over sin, death, and the power of the devil. All that He went through and endured is over and exultation and joy remain.

And for all who have faith in Jesus as their savior gain the same victories He won! Our sins are gone and forgiveness takes its place. Death is gone and everlasting life takes its place. Pain and anguish are bound to this life only and joy eternal awaits.

The resurrection of Jesus is the sole event to which all of history hinges. All of the old testament points to its coming and all since draws meaning in the light of it.

If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins.

1 Corinthians 15:17

Without the resurrection everything else would be pointless and moot!

Come and be with us to celebrate this greatest day of the year and see how Jesus, though His resurrection, changes everything – for you!


See also lifebridgesealy.com/tag/easter/.

GOOD FRIDAY, 2020

On Friday, April 10, at 7:00 PM, we will worship and “celebrate” Good Friday with a form of a “Service of Darkness.”

CHILDCARE WILL BE PROVIDED.

More information on “Good Friday” and a “Service of Darkness” from
lifebridgesealy.com/ministries/worship/good-friday/.

“Good Friday.” Such a strange name for the day when the innocent Savior of humanity and God’s Son died horribly. Yet, for us, the day marks a pivotal event in history. A holy and unbelievable imbalanced exchange: His perfection and innocence for our sins and guilt.

And twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on His head and put a reed in His right hand. And kneeling before Him, they mocked Him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” And they spit on Him and took the reed and struck Him on the head. And when they had mocked Him, they stripped Him of the robe and put His own clothes on Him and led Him away to crucify Him.

Matthew 27:29-31

Lord, have mercy!

And He did. Have mercy. For us. When we were still in sin and rebellion.

We worship and “celebrate” this event and exchange with a form of a “Tenebrae” service. Tenebrae means “darkness” and the service takes its name from the ceremony of extinguishing the worship candles in such a way that the Church is gradually cast into darkness, except for the light of a single candle. The focus of the Tenebrae is the consequence of sin and the magnitude of Jesus’ sacrifice. The worship ends in darkness and silence, symbolizing our Savior’s death upon the cross. The single candle symbolizes the hope of our Savior’s resurrection. At the completion of the Tenebrae service, the worshipers are asked to leave in silence, in order to maintain the spirit of the Good Friday commemoration of our Savior’s crucifixion.

Experience the depth of God’s love for you on Good Friday so that you can sour with the news of His resurrection on Easter Sunday!

You will be blessed.


See also lifebridgesealy.com/tag/good-friday.

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