The world is under God’s authority

Have you quit listening to the news because it makes you look at a bleak future in a world full of hate and suffering? And ramping up fear is a way to get more people watching and listening, great for the bottom line of radio and television stations.. If you are tired of fearing what… Read More

Ephesians 3:7-8 What’s your excuse?

What’s stopping you from doing God’s mission for you? When I read through Paul’s list of excuses, I was surprised at the similarity to mine. I had always thought of Paul as an extremely confident, know-it-all kind of guy, and here I was reading a list of his anxieties about himself–lots of excuses giving his… Read More

What giant are you facing today?

What is stealing your joy and consuming your mental and emotional energy today? Or maybe it’s a big temptation, a hot temper, a conundrum for which you have NO solutions… The Lord is ready when you are. Ask Him to help you shut your Goliath down–today. Bridgewood Church 6201 W. 135th St.  |  Savage, MN… Read More

End the vicious cycle of one-upmanship

In order to forgive, we need to identify with the person who sinned against us. Isn’t that what Jesus did when he came to earth? He became one with us—became our sin. That is how sins are forgiven. In order for us to forgive, we need to enter into the Gethsemane prayer with Jesus: “Abba,… Read More

Colossians 2:20-23 Rules or freedom?

If you had to choose one word to represent how your belief affects your life, would you choose RULES or FREEDOM? Are your actions and words a source of pride? Do you judge yourself and others and award a score for how you acted each day? Are you proud when your score is higher than… Read More

Colossians 2:18-19 Obsession is not the same as faith

Obsession is an extreme state that blocks out everything else, puts us in a rigid box that interferes with our ability to hear God’s soft and quiet voice in our heart, disconnects us from God’s nourishment. Even when we are obsessed with a good thing. Obsession is not the same as faith in the living… Read More

Philippians 4:11-14 What does it take?

Do my circumstances determine my level of contentment? Or can I say, with Paul, that where I am, what I have, my state of health, … none of that really matters because God is with me? I can be on the mountain top or deep in the mucky shadows; I can experience feast or famine;… Read More