Tuesday Night Ladies Bible Study // Beginning March 3

gideonEver feel insufficient? Those places create the greatest opportunity to experience the sufficiency of God. Through a look at the life of Gideon, you can discover that instead of ignoring, neglecting, or trying to escape your weaknesses, you can see them as gifts given by God to unlock the door of His strength. Ladies, join us for an 7 week study of Priscilla Shirer’s Gideon: Your weakness. God’s Strength. Tuesday nights 6:30-8:00,  beginning March 3. Childcare provided, book cost: $13. Contact Tedi at tpetito@mylifebridgechurch.com for more info.


Session One: The Power of Words // Feb 8

febseriessquareProverbs 12:18
Careless words stab like a sword, but wise words lead to healing.

 

James 1:19
Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: you must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.

 

Psalm 19:14
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

 

Group Discussion:

  1. Share a story of how you were affected by careless or healing words spoken to you.
  2. Why do you think we remember the careless words more than the healing words?
  3. Read James 3:3-5. What words do you tend to speak most often: life-taking or life-giving? Explain.
  4. What life-giving words do you need to speak to yourself and others?
  5. Read Ephesians 4:29. What can you do to guard your heart against life-taking words when they are spoken to you?
  6. In what situations do you find it most difficult to speak life-giving words to yourself or others?
  7. How have you seen your words affect your actions and beliefs?
  8. What steps do you need to take to ensure you start speaking more life-giving words?


At-A-Glance // Feb 22

ataglanceAt-A-Glance is a reception for those newer to LifeBridge. This is a great opportunity to meet the staff, learn more about the church, how to get involved, and ask any questions you may have. The next LifeBridge At-A-Glance will be held SundayFebruary 22nd from 10:45am-11:10am.

 

Click Here to register for our next At-A-Glance Newcomer Reception.



Marriage Practices Luncheon with Ted Lowe // Feb 8

imageOn Sunday, February 8, LifeBridge Church will be hosting a Best Marriage Practices Luncheon with Ted Lowe (nationally recognized author & marriage guru).If you plan to get married someday or are already married, Ted’s wisdom and practical advice could make all the difference for you to have an enjoyable marriage that lasts.

Click Here to register today! The cost is only $10 for adults, $2.50 per child, which includes a lunch from Panera and childcare for the luncheon.

Event: Best Marriage Practices Luncheon with Ted Lowe
Location: LifeBridge Church Auditorium
Time: Sunday, February 8, 12:30-1:30pm
Cost: $10 for adults, $2.50 per child (Panera Lunch & Childcare included)

Registration Deadline is Thursday, February 5th.

For more about Ted Lowe, visit: http://marriedpeople.org/speaking-requests/.



Patience Is Better // Notes for Feb 1

betterbanner1Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city. Proverbs 16:32

Why is patience better?


A PATIENT PERSON CAN HELP HEAL A BROKEN RELATIONSHIP.
A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension, but a patient man calms a quarrel. Prov 15:18

 

  • A PATIENT PERSON GIVES GOD TIME TO WORK.
    Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Ps 27:14

 

  • BECAUSE GOD IS PATIENT WITH YOU.
    But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:8-9

 

Discussion Questions:

1) What’s your biggest pet peeve?

2) Read Proverbs 16:32 and 1 Thessalonians 5:13-15. These verses discuss the importance of being patient.

3) In what situations do you find yourself the most impatient?

4) What do you think are some of the causes of your lack of patience?

5) Read Proverbs 15:18, Proverbs 25:15, Psalm 27:14, Romans 8:25, and 2 Peter 3:8-9. These verses explain why patience is better.

6) What broken relationships could you heal or improve as a result of your becoming more patient?

7) In what situations do you need to be more patient so that God can have time to work in your life?

8) How have you experienced God’s perfect timing?

9) In what ways do you think your life would be better if you became more patient?

10) What steps can you take towards becoming a more patient person in all areas of life?

Upcoming at LifeBridge:



Student Summer Camp Registration

2015-camp-themeOur Middle and High School students are heading to Summer Camp, and registration is happening now!

When: June 1st-5th
Where: Covenant College; Lookout Mt., GA
Cost: $359
Deposit: $65 (non-refundable)
Registration ends Wednesday January 28th.

If you have any questions email gsizemore@mylifebridgechurch.com

Click here to register.



Bad Dates, Roommates, & Soulmates // February Series

febseriessquareWe all want healthy relationships. But let’s face it—it’s hard work. From dating to marriage to parenting, it takes considerable effort to develop good relationships. We all have expectations, some realistic, some unrealistic. From bad dates to roommates to soulmates, we need to learn how to have healthy relationships… God’s way.

 
Register today for the Best Marriage Practices Luncheon with Ted Lowe – Feb. 8.



Bad Dates, Roommates, & Soulmates // February Series

febseriessquareWe all want healthy relationships. But let’s face it—it’s hard work. From dating to marriage to parenting, it takes considerable effort to develop good relationships. We all have expectations, some realistic, some unrealistic. From bad dates to roommates to soulmates, we need to learn how to have healthy relationships… God’s way.

 
Register today for the Best Marriage Practices Luncheon with Ted Lowe – Feb. 8.



Two Are Better Than One // Notes for Jan 25

Better-TitleThis is not a verse that you’ll ever find framed on a wall. This isn’t a happy, cheerful verse. This is nobody’s life verse that they look at everyday. But this is what Jesus said. Jesus told his disciples, his closest followers, that this is just a truth about life and we will all face it. And we just need to expect it. Here’s what he said:

 

Jesus said to his disciples: “Things that cause people to stumble are bound to come, but woe to anyone through whom they come.” Luke 17:1

 

So Jesus looked at the people he loved the most and he said—let me just give you a heads up about life. Eventually you’re going to stumble over something. Now, when you stumble over something, it’s because you didn’t see it, right? If we saw it, we wouldn’t stumble.

 

So what do we do? If we are going to get tripped up by something in 2015, what can we do about it? Fortunately for us, the Scriptures are full of wisdom for a better way. And it comes from something that King Solomon observed about when we get tripped up. When we stumble and fall.

 

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor. Ecclesiastes 4:9

 

If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. Ecclesiastes 4:10a

 

But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Ecclesiastes 4:10b

  • It’s easy to stumble out of church, but it’s hard to stumble out of true community.
  • When you stumble, what you need most is what you desire least.

 

Discussion Questions:

  1. List out things with your work that are difficult to do by yourself.
  2. Read Luke 17:1. How have you experienced this truth personally?
  3. Based on your past, what are some consistent things that have tripped you up?
  4. Read Ecclesiastes 4:9-10. Which side of this truth have you felt like you experienced more in life: a) two are better than one, or b) pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them. (Explain your answer.)
  5. What does “true community” look & feel like?
  6. In your current season, do you tend to be the one helping up others, having others help you up, or both? (Explain your answer.)
  7. What are some steps you can take to experience “true community” in 2015?


Annual Report 2014

annualreportgraphicIt’s hard to get my brain wrapped around all we experienced together at LifeBridge in 2014. We celebrated life change as dozens were baptized into Christ, and cried together as many of us experienced personal loss. Your investment of time, money and heart have been well spent as God continues to give us countless opportunities to make an impact not only in our community, but all over the world.

 

Thank you for taking steps of faith to be the church seven days a week, not just one hour on Sunday. I can’t wait to see where God takes us next in 2015.

 

Your friend and pastor,

Aaron

CLICK HERE to view the 2014 Annual Report.