Bridge Church Madisonville
February 25th Worship Gathering with Bridge Church Madisonville
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  • Bridge Madisonville
    133 Mabel Dr, Madisonville, LA 70447, USA
    Sunday 10:00 AM
This February, Bridge Church is studying the Old Testament book called the Song of Solomon. The Song of Solomon is part of the bible known as Wisdom Literature. It tells the story of love blossoming between Solomon & His first bride. The reader walks through flirtation, marriage, relationship strife, and hope for lifelong love. The book emphasizes the proper love of a woman and a man for one another; the unquenchable nature of pure love; the delight in and longing for romance in marital love. We've broken this book into five parts:

1. God is the author of LOVE, ROMANCE, SEX, AND MARRIAGE. Genesis 2:22-24

2. Love is FOSTERED through God-given desire, attraction, and curiosity. Song of Solomon 1:2, 7-10; Proverbs 30:19

3. Love is FULFILLED in the marital relationship between man and woman. Song of Solomon 3:6-5:1; Proverbs 5:19

4. Love can be FRUSTRATING as two people bring their differences together. Song of Solomon 5:2-3; Proverbs 17:1; 21:9; 25:24

5. The beauty of Love is found in FAITHFULNESS. Song of Solomon 7:1-2; 8:6-7; Proverbs 5:18; Ecclesiastes 9:9

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Part 4: Love can be FRUSTRATING as two people bring their differences together.
The Truth about Conflict in Marriage:

>> Conflict is INEVITABLE.

>> Conflict CAN BE GOOD. It changes you.

>> Conflict can BUILD WALLS. Unaddressed and unresolved conflict can lead to resentment and bitterness.
10 Never’s for Conflict in Marriage:
(from The Mingling of Souls by Matt & Lauren Chandler)

1. Never react to your mate rashly.
2. Never touch your mate out of temper or frustration.
3. Never seek to shame your spouse in public or private.
4. Never fight in front of your kids. Or use them as leverage in a disagreement.
5. Never mention your spouse’s parents or other family members.
6. Never dig up the past; try to stay on topic.
7. Never try to win.
8. Never yell, use put downs, or verbally defame your spouse.
9. Never withhold physical intimacy or sex to manipulate.
10. Never put off seeking resolution.
Loving Conflict:

>> The Rift. Song of Solomon 5:2-3

>> The Regret. Song of Solomon 5:4-6
Loving Conflict:

>> Repentance. Song of Solomon 5:7-6:3

>> Reconciliation. Song of Solomon 6:4-12

Lessons from the Love Song:

1. See Conflict as an Opportunity for Growth. What does it say about my heart?

2. Keep moving to Reconciliation. Don’t be satisfied with a rift, don’t let regret turn into resentment.

3. Choose to Bless Your Spouse. See them through the lens of their good, not the conflict.

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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).