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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Keep learning more about how to deal with validation from others by picking from the sermons below.

Done With (Insecurity)

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This Must Be Stronger Than That | Part 12

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Acts of the Apostles | Part 2

Learn how God used ordinary men to do extraordinary things through the power of his Spirit.

Teach Us To Pray | Part 7

We all struggle with seeking the approval of others, but prayer can help us overcome that desire.

Confidence from Clarity

The Book of Romans | Part 1

How do we get clarity and confidence in life? It starts with our commitment to Jesus.

The Home Wrecker

Performing to be liked and accepted doesn't just hurt us, it also hurts the people around us.


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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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