The Bridge: Messages

I'm involved with speaking at this ministry on the West-side of Chicago. I've been going there about once a month since September 2013. Let me explain....

There's a ministry on the West-side of Chicago called Mission: USA; every Tuesday night they have a Church service called The BRIDGE. Their services are open to everybody, but especially those who find it hard to gel in their local congregations! Or to put into cruder terms; a lot of these men and women are ex-offenders, homeless and low-income folk who have felt ostracized and rejected by many churches, so their mission is to be a bridge between prison, the streets, and the Church. The Bridge helps these wonderful men and women find churches and resources that will welcome them with open arms.....
And isn't this exactly what the Gospel and the "Kingdom of God" is all about?

Every Tuesday night, The Bridge has a host team from a Church, who greet the guests and provide a meal. The guests anonymously submit questions about their "walk of faith", and staff from The Bridge pick out a relevant question. Meanwhile, they have invited 3 pastors from 3 different churches to come and give a 10-minute sermon each about this specific question or topic. In my humble opinion, this is a great concept and ministry, whose staff is very loving, compassionate and supportive to the "least of these".

Here are my messages:
Being Thankful When Life is Hard (October 2017)
Toxic Relationships! (August 2017)
Respecting Authorities (July 2017: A BridgeBox devotional)
Overcoming Obstacles (May 2017)
In Need of Recovery! (April 2017)
Bad Moods (February 2017)
Insignificant Mustard Seeds and Tainted Yeast (February 2017: sermon preached at JPUSA)
A Slave to Sin! (January 2017)
People Pleasers (November 2016)
Difficult Choices  (October 2016)
Hungry and Thirsty! (October 2016 - sermon preached at JPUSA on "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness Matt 5:6)
Living In The Truth (August 2016)
Don't Limit God (June 2016 - sermon preached at JPUSA on Elisha)
Should I Settle? (May 2016)
Seeking First.... (March 2016)
"Is God Mad At Me?" (February 2016)
Helping Those In Distress! (January 2016)
Waiting..... (December 2015)
Dealing With Worries!  (November 2015)
Angry Over Rumors (October 2015)
Bread Of Life! (October 2015: message preached at JPUSA)
Standing Firm In My Faith!  (September 2015)
Busy and Overwhelmed!  (August 2015)
Learning To Leap!  (August 2015: a BridgeBox devotional)
Loving Those On The Margins!  (July 2015: message delivered to TBC in New Zealand)
Betrayed By A Friend! (May2015)
Butterflies In The Desert. (April 2015)
Does Grace Run Out?  (March 2015)
Making the Impossible Possible! (February 2015)
Breaking The Cycle!  (December 2014)
The Mysterious Gifts of God!  (November 2014)
"They Just Won't Believe Me!"  (October 2014)
"the midnight taxi and the Christian life" (a BridgeBox devotional) (September 2014)
Living Rent-Free in My Head!  (September 2014)
Hard Conversations!  (August 2014)
Closed Doors!  (July 2014)
Hustlers and Our Reputations  (June 2014)
Loneliness and Grief!  (May 2014)
Addiction and Recovery!  (April 2014)
Staying Committed!  (March 2014)
Living Waters (March 2014:  message preached at JPUSA)
Tears and Prayers!  (February 2014)
Learning to Be Content!  (January 2014)
Forgiveness  (December 2013)
Putting Things Off!  (November 2013)
Direction, Unity and Purpose (September 2013)


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