Living for the Approval of Others

49 min


So many of us have been living under the suffocating weight of approval (or disapproval) of other people. We spend so much of our energy attempting to look good, rather than be good. In this message, we learn how Jesus tackles this issue head on and how following his way ultimately leads to the most fulfillment.

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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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