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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Sabbath | Part 3

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I AM | Part 7

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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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