Bridge Church Madisonville
October 1st Worship Gathering with Bridge Church Madisonville
Connect with God, with Friends, with a Mission Greater than Yourself. Join us at 10am on Sunday's at the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum in Madisonville to make your life changing connections.
Locations & Times
  • Bridge Madisonville
    133 Mabel Dr, Madisonville, LA 70447, USA
    Sunday 10:00 AM
This Fall, we're taking on an extended study of the Book of James called Pressure Points. In our history, Bridge Church has done whole book studies of Nehemiah, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Jonah, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John. James is a great book for people at all levels of Spiritual Maturity. Looking forward to digging in this Fall.

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- Written by James, the brother of Jesus around AD 45
- James may have not been a believer in Jesus as Messiah until after the resurrection
- Written to counteract a belief that Christians had no responsibility to grow and serve.
- Definitive description of the relationship between faith and works in the Christian life.
- James was martyred in AD 62.

James’ concern was Real Faith vs. Dead Faith. And he gives us 11 key what I’m calling pressure points to tests our faith.

How Does Your Faith Respond to Certain Pressures and Conditions? Our hearts response determines spiritual life and maturity and a path to spiritual health.

In Spiritual Growth, the needle is the word of God and the will of God, and it probes our hearts and souls to create the conditions for life and spiritual health.

Some of the challenges: Is my faith real, alive, active?Am I maturing, growing, moving forward in faith? Does my life demonstrate the character of someone who Christ indwells? If not, how can I get on track for spiritual growth?
Pressure Point #6: The Tongue - James 3:1-12

What does your mouth say about your Spiritual Maturity?
The Power of the Tongue:

1. Power to BRING JUDGEMENT. verse 1; Matthew 12:36-37

2. Power to GIVE DIRECTION. verses 2-4

3. Power to CAUSE DESTRUCTION. verses 5-8; Ephesians 4:29

4. Power to DISPLAY WHO I REALLY AM. verse 9-12; Matthew 12:34

It’s a heart problem:

- Harsh tongue, Angry heart
- Negative tongue, Fearful heart
- Overactive tongue, Unsettled heart
- Prideful tongue, Insecure heart
- Filthy tongue, Impure heart
- Critical tongue, Bitter heart


- Encouraging tongue, Happy heart
- Gentle tongue, Loving heart
- Truthful tongue, Honest heart
Keys to Mouth Management:

>> Get a NEW HEART. 2 Corinthians 5:17

>> THINK. James 1:19

>> PRAY. Psalm 141:3

THINK before You Speak (or post):

H - Is it HELPFUL?
K - Is it KIND?
Outdoor Concert by the Dock | October 8th
Our 3rd Annual Fall Outdoor Concert is coming up. We’ll gather down by the River at the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum in Madisonville. 6pm-Sunset for Live Music and Food Truck Dining on the beautiful Tchefuncte River.

New Ladies Bible Study Starting | October 9th
Join the Bridge Ladies on Monday Nights for a Bible Study October 9th - November 20th, 7-8:30pm, at Brandy Thomas’ home.
Lightkeepers Leadership Community Meeting | October 9th
Our next Leadership development opportunity is next Monday at Angie and Evan McGinty’s home. Gather with others to grow as a leader at home, in the community, and in church.
Bridge On Mission to the Boat Fest | October 14th-15th
Sign up to volunteer at the Wooden Boat Festival. Serve our community and enjoy one of Louisiana’s most unique festivals. Sign up here:
Outdoor Worship Gathering at Fairview Riverside State Park | October 15th
We're changing venues for the Boat Fest weekend! Our October 15th Worship Gathering will be under the oaks at Fairview-Riverside State Park. Bring lawn chairs and bug spray!

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Worship through Giving

God desire for us to give regularly, sacrificially, & cheerfully. Giving helps our hearts affections. Jesus said, "where your treasure is, there your heart will be also" Luke 12:34. Giving also assures that the Gospel continues to spread through the Church (Ephesians 3:10).