Bridgewater Church’s Podcast
New Your Resolution: What about Me-Time?

New Your Resolution: What about Me-Time?

January 19, 2020

Sermon: You have a million things on the go, and because you don't want to be selfish, chances are you put everything and everyone ahead of yourself.  That's potentially a fatal mistake.  Maybe the key to being a better follower of Jesus, a better spouse, a better parent and a better human is actually putting yourself first when it comes to personal growth.

Scripture Passage: Mark 6:30-32

Speaker: Matt Pousseur

New You Resolution: The Art of Selling Your Soul

New You Resolution: The Art of Selling Your Soul

January 12, 2020

Whatever your sense of morality is, the frightening truth is that we all fail to live up to it. Why and how do you keep coming up short? Surprisingly, compromise never starts with the big stuff. It's way more subtle than that. 

 

Speaker: Barry Kilmer 

New You Resolution: They Said What?

New You Resolution: They Said What?

January 5, 2020

In this series we want to talk about how to work on what matters most in your life. What we will discover is that your character, not your competence, determines your capacity. 

 

As much as no one likes to talk about it, one day we're all not going to be here anymore. So here's the socially awkward question: what will people be saying about you at your funeral? We will see that it might not be that hard to predict.

 

Speaker: Barry Kilmer

Future Faith

Future Faith

December 29, 2019

What happens when we trust God with our future and step out in faith? 

Christmas Wishlist: The Gift of Jesus

Christmas Wishlist: The Gift of Jesus

December 22, 2019

Sermon: Who doesn't want peace?  If peace depends on my circumstances, it will always be elusive and out of my control.  But what if there is another way to have lasting peace?

Scripture Passage: Isaiah 9:6

Speaker: Barry Kilmer

Christmas Wishlist: The Gift of Love

Christmas Wishlist: The Gift of Love

December 15, 2019

Series: Did you ever get something for Christmas that was way better than anything you had on your list?  What if God's wishlist for you this Christmas is like that?  Are you willing to discover and receive what He wants for you?

Sermon: Everyone wants love.  Poems are written about it and songs are sung.  But where is real love found?

Scripture Passage: 1 John 4:7-12

Speaker: Barry Kilmer

Better Decisions. Fewer Regrets. Excess: Will it slow me

Better Decisions. Fewer Regrets. Excess: Will it slow me

December 1, 2019

Sermon: Walking, running, hiking, swimming, driving, and living life.  What do they all have in common?  They're all more difficult to do while carrying a heavy load.  While the Bible is clear that we are to throw off sin, it also instructs us to throw off "weights and hindrances."  This sermon is designed to help us identify areas of our lives that may not be sin, but are slowing us down and hindering our progress in becoming more like Jesus. 

Scripture Passage: Hebrews 12:1-3

Speaker: Jeff Schrecengost

Better Decisions. Fewer Regrets. Encroachment - Will it violate my conscience?

Better Decisions. Fewer Regrets. Encroachment - Will it violate my conscience?

November 24, 2019

Sermon: "Let your conscience be your guide" is an often-repeated piece of advice.  It even found its way into a Disney movie!  Is it good advice?  Should I follow my conscience?  Is it reliable?  What exactly is the conscience anyway?  This sermon helps us understand the conscience and how God has designed it to help us navigate the everyday decisions of life.  If we can learn to use it the way God intended, we will experience fewer regrets!

Scripture Passage: Romans 14: 1-19

Speaker: Barry Kilmer

Better Decisions. Fewer Regrets. Emulation- Is it what Jesus would do?

Better Decisions. Fewer Regrets. Emulation- Is it what Jesus would do?

November 17, 2019

Series: Life is complicated.  The amount of decisions you have to make each day can seem endless.  And while the Bible might help us navigate "spiritual" issues, where do we turn to find guidance in the "practical" areas of our lives?  Can the Bible help us there?  If the Bible doesn't mention my specific circumstances, does that mean it's silent on the subject?  What if we could learn how to understand and handle God's Word in a way that helps to guide us through every decision we encounter-whether spiritual or practical? This series explores three biblical principles that can help us make better decisions and experience fewer regrets.

Sermon: Who did you most want to be like when you were younger? Who would you have said was your role model? the Bible tells us that we should be imitators of God-looking to him as our ultimate "role model." This sermon helps us understand how striving to emulate Jesus can actually help us make better decisions by encouraging us to ask the question, "Will it be what Jesus would do?"

Scripture Passage 1 John 2:1-6

Speaker: Barry Kilmer

Happy Money: When Enough is Enough

Happy Money: When Enough is Enough

November 10, 2019

Sermon: There is a connection between money and peace.  The problem is we think that connection is through the word more.  It's not.  It's through the word manage.

Scripture Passage: 1 Timothy 6:5b-10

Speaker: Barry Kilmer