The Power of Prayer

Our congregation has been involved in a study about prayer over the past few weeks.  Each Sunday evening Ed McGeachy has been presenting a different topic or question regarding prayer.  This study has been very thought provoking and engaging.  The true power of prayer is often neglected until we find ourselves backed into a corner.  Click any of the links below to listen to the lesson…

child prayingPrayer #1: Its Place In the Armor of God

Prayer #2: Restoration Must Include ‘Devoted to Prayer’

Prayer #3: The Importance and Value of ‘One Another’

Prayer #4: Things We Do That Hinder Prayer

Prayer #5: Some Questions That Arise

Prayer #6: Some Questions That Arise #2

Have any questions?  Feel free to leave them as a comment below or use our contact form to send us a private message via email.  God bless you in your quest to learn more about prayer and its importance in our life.

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Godly Men Leading The Way (Video)

This is the 5pm message from our family seminar that was held on Sunday, March 30.  What a powerful message for men to hear…

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What Does It Mean To Build An Intentional Family? (Video)

This is the first video from our family seminar with Steve Minor that is available.  It is a powerful message about the need to put thought and effort into everything that we do with our families.  Enjoy this powerful message.  More to come in the next few days…

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Family Sunday with Steve Minor

We have an exciting event lined up for Sunday, March 30.  Steve Minor of the Kingfisher Church of Christ in Oklahoma will be with us to present a special series of lessons about family.  Steve is passionate about raising kids with the purpose of getting them to heaven.  He will present a series of lessons that will challenge all parents in attendance, regardless of the age of your kids.

Steve will speak at 9am, 10am, 5pm and 6pm in the auditorium.  At the 9am session classes for K-6th will meet as scheduled, 7-12th grade and all adult classes will meet in the auditorium.  Steve will speak at both the 10am and 5pm worship assemblies.  We will have a short break in the evening and Steve will deliver one more special session starting at approximately 6:10pm and concluding by 7pm.

The elders of the Bridgewood Church of Christ selected this Sunday schedule to make this event as family friendly as possible.  This special series of lessons will only take one extra hour out of your regular Sunday schedule.  It is our hope that your family will be eternally changed by this series of messages.  Please be in prayer for this special event and invite a friend to come join us on Sunday, March 30.  (Click the image below to open a printable letter size flyer.)

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Biblical Church Leadership

bibleThe Bridgewood Church of Christ is currently engaged in the process of selecting men for consideration as elders of the church.  Do you know what the Bible has to say about church leadership?  Consider listening to these two messages to hear what the Bible has to say about the subject:

September 15, 2013 – Guardian’s of God’s Flock

September 22, 2013 – Appointing Holy Spirit Appointed Men

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Musical Instruments in Worship: A Response

Another church of Christ in the DFW area has decided to add an instrumental worship service in an effort to reach out to the community.  The Heritage Church of Christ in north Fort Worth had a series of questions about the change with answers from their elders posted on their website, it has since been removed.  Bridgewood Church of Christ evangelist Ed McGeachy took the time to read the questions and examine the responses.  Over the course of three Sunday mornings Ed presented what the Bible has to say about the topic of instruments in worship and the danger of reaching beyond what the Bible teaches.  This series of lessons has been highly popular with the combined number of CD requests for this lesson exceeding 200 CDs.  We encourage you to listen to the message and follow along in the Bible.

June 2, 2013 – “Is Restoration Outdated?

June 9, 2013 – “Worship Acceptable to God

June 16, 2013 – “Musical Instruments in Worship: A Response

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Men: Time To Stand Up!

This is another guest post from Bridgewood member, Stewart McKenzie.  A challenging message for all men.  Leave any thoughts in the comment section of this post.

The TV news business exposes you to some of the more unpleasant facts of life. You have to take the good with the bad.

real manOne of those unpleasant realities is domestic violence. Just last week, CBS 11 had a crew at the Collin County Courthouse in McKinney to cover a trial. Outside the courthouse, a husband attacked his wife and knocked her unconscious in the middle of the …road. In front of witnesses. In front of TV news crews. In front of police. Why? He hasn’t said. And he’s sitting in jail.

I don’t get it. I really don’t get it. Why would a man hit a woman?

Domestic violence murders in Dallas doubled from 2011 to 2012. Unfortunately, it looks like that trend is continuing in 2013. There have been 4 domestic violence-related murders in just the first few weeks of the new year. The number of domestic violence cases continues to grow exponentially in Dallas, Fort Worth and other cities across our nation.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings has launched a campaign to raise awareness to this serious social issue. We have asked him to wake up early and join us on the 6 A,M, newscast. He has. Twice in the last month. And it’s not an election year.

With pressing issues related to the economy, jobs and south Dallas development, the mayor of one of the largest cities in Texas is having to focus the attention of his office on a social problem. He has gone to New York City and joined others who spoke at the United Nations about a campaign to stop the violence against women.

I applaud Mayor Rawlings for his efforts. I applaud his office and the city for organizing the March 23rd rally, to gather men together and pledge not to commit acts of domestic violence.

I agree. Men, it’s time to stand up, take charge and be real men. It’s not ok to commit an act of violence, physical or mental abuse, against a woman. I can’t believe that we actually have to write about such things. But, one look at the headlines shows that it’s something we must stand up and address as a society.

Even back in the time when the New Testament was being written, men were urged to stand up, take charge and be reminded that we’re held accountable for our actions.

“Husbands, love your wives as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,” according to Ephesians 5:25. Jesus came down from heaven, took on the form of man, went to the cross and died a horrible, brutal death for our sins and to establish the church. Yes, it’s a big deal.

Guys, it’s a big deal. “Husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the Church.” (Ephesians 5:28-29)

Men, it’s time to hold ourselves to a higher standard than society expects. Stand up and be the leaders that God expects us to be.

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