The Slavery of Freedom | Part 1

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In today's world, we think of freedom as the ability to do whatever we want. But in this message, we learn that the definition of freedom has been radically redefined over time. The original meaning was freedom FROM ourselves and the animalistic instinct that stirs within us, that wages war against good.

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"Fighting the World, the Flesh and the Devil" is a multi-part series from Bridgetown Church.

Fighting the World, Flesh & Devil | Part 9

Every decision we make, no matter how insignificant it may seem, either frees or enslaves us.

Fighting the World, Flesh & Devil | Part 4

While we think our fight is against other people, Jesus says it's against unseen spiritual forces.

Fighting the World, Flesh & Devil | Part 3

The Bible has a lot to say about the unseen spiritual world, which influences our daily lives.

Fighting the World, Flesh & Devil | Part 2

When it comes to identifying lies we believe, it's hard because they're mixed in with parts of truth.

Fighting the World, Flesh & Devil | Part 11

Contrary to what we learn in society, the way to our best lives comes from denying ourselves.

Fighting the World, Flesh & Devil | Part 10

How can Christians today follow the way of Jesus without conforming to our culture or "the world"?


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Explore how to face some of the biggest issues in culture and society by picking from the sermons below.

Christians X Culture | Part 2

Learn how idolatry presents itself in our modern culture and how we're shaped by what we worship.

This Must Be Stronger Than That | Part 3

Our culture now accepts many truths, and it is slowly distorting the message of the Gospel.

This Must Be Stronger Than That | Part 1

Today's church is disgraced and disillusioned, rejected by society. How can we change that?

Influence and Influencers

Whether we realize it or not, we are both influencing people and being influenced on a daily basis.

Christians X Culture | Part 1

In order to engage in culture without becoming it, we need to be rooted in our God-given identity.

This Must Be Stronger Than That | Part 2

Identify modern forms of idols and learn why we should worship our Creator more than things created.


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Dealing With Your Past | Part 4

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About this Pastor & Church

Bridgetown Church is built around the idea of practicing the way of Jesus, together, in our city. We believe that to be an apprentice of Jesus of Nazareth is to order your life around three goals: be with Jesus, become like Jesus, and do what Jesus did.

Located In: Portland, Oregon

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