SONG OF THE WEEK

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE
Join us Friday, 2/27 in the Jr. High Room for a time of intimate worship, interactive study in God’s word and an enjoyable time fellowship with the Bridge. We’re continuing our Bible Study series called Walk His Way based on Isaiah 30:21, which says, “Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” Whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left.” 

We’ll be getting together in small groups and reviewing what we have learned over the past month, how to “Serve, Love and Share His Way’. If you’re looking for guidance and direction from the word of God, come out and hear the Lord speak to you.

FOURTH FRIDAY FELLOWSHIP
Immediately following the study, we will also be having our 4th Friday fellowship potluck. Our potluck theme will be Italian, so please bring your favorite Italian food dish, pick up some pizza, spaghetti or tiramisu; let us know what you’ll be bringing, so we don’t all bring garlic bread.

THE BRIDGE RETREAT
  • The Bridge Retreat will be held at the Lighthouse Retreat Center in Big Bear, CA on Friday March 20th - Sunday March 22nd
  • The theme for this year’s Bridge Retreat is FOLLOW
  • It will be a time for us to dig deep into God’s word and discover how He wants us to follow Him. There will also be ample time for you to get alone and connect with your Creator. Don’t miss out on this special time with the Bridge!
  • FINAL PAYMENT IS DUE THIS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27

BRIDGE DISCIPLESHIP DUDES DISCIPLESHIP/ DAUGHTERS OF THE KING
If you have a desire to grow deeper in your knowledge of the Word of God and closer in your relationship with Jesus, then join us this next Wednesday night, 3/4. (Note location change: Both the guys and gals will be meeting in the Children’s Classroom 3A at church)

Come out for this exciting time of accountability, the word and fellowship. It will be a potluck event, so bring some food to share with the Bridge; and let us know if you’ll be joining us!

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE RECAP: SHARE HIS WAY








Friday
 night we continued our Bible series of “Walk His Way” learning how to share the gospel. The title of our study was called  “Sharing Jesus' Way:  Bearing witness of the Light.” 

Jared shared with us that we are/ can be eyewitnesses of how Jesus has worked in our lives. He gave us the WHO, WHAT WHERE and HOW on being a witness for Christ:

WHO- Be a witness for Christ to those that do not know Jesus personally. For example the lost, brokenhearted, and/or spiritually dead.

WHAT-  We give the gospel- good news of what Jesus has done for us at the cross. Personal testimony of what Jesus has done in our life and what he is doing in our life

WHERE- In our workplaces, school, family, in our community.

HOW- are we to witness to others?
1. Having a devotional life to Jesus.
-1 Tim 4:12 “but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine
2. Having a boldness for the Gospel. 
-Have to be prayed up and filled with Holy Spirit;
-Acts 4: 31 “And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.”
3. Compassion and love for people
- Concern for people’s salvation; speaking in truth out of love.
-1 John 3:18 “let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth”

1 John 1:1-3 "That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life- the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear WITNESS,  and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us-that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you may also have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. And these things we write to you that your joy may be full."

We were challenged to meditate if we are being eyewitnesses for Jesus Christ. It was a great service with great worship and fellowship!!

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE: SHARE HIS WAY

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE: SHARE HIS WAY
Come out this Friday February 20th as we continue our Bible series called "Walk His Way"! We will have a time of intimate worship, interactive study of God's Word and an enjoyable time of fellowship with one another. We meet at 7:30pm in the Jr. High Room. 

This week's study is titled, "SHARE HIS WAY" and we will discover how we can share about the Lord wherever we are at in life. 

TIME OUT: BRIDGE PRAYER
We will also have a time of prayer before the meeting. This will begin at 6:30pm in the Kid's Welcome Center. The foundational verse for this prayer time is "Then you will call upon Me and I will listen to you" from Jeremiah 29:12. Gather with us as we lift up the needs of our friends, families, and communities. We will also be thanking God for any praise reports that we have heard about! This prayer time is every first and third Friday of the month, so join us for this special time. 

BRIDGE RETREAT
The Bridge Retreat is coming up March 20-22, 2015! It will be located at the Lighthouse Retreat Center in Big Bear. The cost is $125 and there are just a few spaces left, so let us know right away if you want to secure your spot. If you have already signed up, the final payment is due FRIDAY, 2/27! 

The theme for this year is FOLLOW. We will use the time away to dig deep into God's Word and discover how He wants us to follow Him. There will also be lots of time for you to spend alone, and connect with your Creator. Don't miss out on this special weekend away. 

THE DROPBOX
We will attending a special screening of a touching documentary called The Dropbox. The show is at AMC Del Amo at 7pm on Tuesday, March 3rd. If you are interested in attending, please bring $15 on Friday night to purchase a ticket. 


Brandon Heath - The Light in Me - Lyrics


 "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see
your good works and glorify your Father in heaven"


Matthew 5:16

Recap: LOVE HIS WAY: A 50’s Valentine’s Alternative

This past Friday, we recapped a night of remembering who our first love was, is, and always will be. 

Pastor D shared with us that:
1. Greater love is Selfless: Thinks of others before oneself
2. Greater love is Sacrifice: A love that’s unconditional (an agape love)


  • "The Greek word agape is often translated "love" in the New Testament. How is "agape love" different from other types of love? The essence of agape love is self-sacrifice. Unlike our English word “love,” agape is not used in the Bible to refer to romantic or sexual love. Nor does it refer to close friendship or brotherly love, for which the Greek word philia is used. Nor does agape mean “charity,” a term which the King James translators carried over from the Latin. Agape love is unique and is distinguished by its nature and character. Agape is love which is of and from God, whose very nature is love itself” (source: gotquestions.org)

These two factors represent our Lord Jesus Christ, we can learn to imitate them to be like Him. God’s love is beyond the love that we can ever imagine. Let us put aside “other loves" (i.e. idols) in our lives that may want to distract, sway us away, or replace our relationship with Jesus Christ.

Who/What is your greater Love????

It was an awesome night celebrating how Jesus loves us!! Enjoy the GREAT pictures from our Valentines Alternative!

The Bridge Retreat


Our Bridge Retreat is just around the corner! The theme this year is: FOLLOW (Luke 5:11)
It will be taking place March 20th - 22nd, at Lighthouse Retreat Center (Big Bear).

"And as soon as they landed, they left everything and followed Jesus."
-Luke 5:11