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The Bridge Church Podcast

The Bridge Church Podcast

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This is the podcast of The Bridge Church, a Nazarene community in Oahu, Hawaii
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079. The Waiting Place (Gen 8:1-22)
In this sermon, Pastor Michael Halcomb explores Gen 8. In particular, he considers the theme of "waiting," eventually asking, "What does it mean to 'wait' on God?" What does that look like? How does it happen? If you've ever wondered, listen in. You'll also find out some cool stuff about the flood, the ark, and connections back to Gen 1-2. 
43:21
March 1, 2021
078. Drowning in Regret (Gen 7:1-24)
In this sermon, Pastor and Dr. Michael Halcomb explores Gen 7:1-24. He ponders the question: What is life's worst regret? What does the story of the flood & Noah's ark have to say about the matter? And how do we truly live as God's people in God's story in a world of facades, mirages, and illusions? Listen in.
51:25
February 22, 2021
077. Square One (Gen 6:1-22)
In this sermon, Pastor Michael Halcomb explores Gen 6:1-22. He considers the identity of the Nephilim, what it means for God to grieve, and challenges listeners to open up to emotional transformation. Along the way, he defines important theological terms that help us understand concepts such as Sin, Wrath, Judgment, Favor, and Blamelessness. Here's your invitation to a hearty Scriptural feast. Listen in and give the Spirit more to work with.
44:24
February 15, 2021
076. God Speed (Gen 5:1-32)
In this sermon, Dr. and Pastor T. Michael W. Halcomb explores Gen 5 ask: What do we make of the lengthy years of living? What's up with Enoch being "taken"? Where did Enoch go? What does it mean to "walk" with God? Tune in and, among other things, hear some great thoughts on these matters.
47:54
February 8, 2021
075. Generational Patterns (Gen 4:1-26)
In this sermon, Pastor T. Michael W. Halcomb turns to Gen 4 and mines the "generational patterns" present in the text. They begin with Adam & Eve, are passed on to Cain (& Abel), and eventually make their way to Lamech...and us. Listen in and see what God's up to.
46:31
February 1, 2021
074. It Depends (Gen 3:1-24)
In this sermon, Pastor Michael Halcomb explores Gen 3:1-24. He suggests that sin, which he defines as "treason against God," is 1) often rooted in selfishness, and 2) is typically not conducted in isolation (that is, 1 sin is usually accompanied by others). So, what's the solution to treason which leads to separation? What's the solution to spiritual growth being stunted by sin and selfishness? Part of the answer seems to lie in "giving the Spirit more to work with." Listen in to learn more. 
48:31
January 25, 2021
073. Alignment (Gen 2:4-25)
In this sermon, Pastor Michael Halcomb continues his exploration of Genesis. In particular, he looks closely at Gen 2:4-25 in light of the theme of "alignment." How do we align with God's world and worldview, his work, and his wants? Listen in.
48:56
January 11, 2021
072. God This, God That (Gen 1:1-2:3)
In this sermon, Pastor Michael Halcomb begins a new series on Genesis. What genre is Genesis as a whole? And how do these opening verses fit in? What is the point of creation? Of life? And what does it mean to be made in God's image? This message explores these questions and more. Listen in. 
39:30
January 7, 2021
071. From: To: (Mt 1:16-25)
In this Christmas Eve sermon, Pastor Michael Halcomb explores the significance of Mary in Jesus' lineage. How does her story affect Jesus'? Likewise, how does Joseph, and the scandal surrounding Mary's pregnancy, factor into everything? Listen to the final sermon on the women in Matthew's genealogy to find out.
24:29
January 7, 2021
070. Shh Happens (Mt 1:1-6b)
In this sermon, Pastor Michael Halcomb zeroes-in on Bathsheba, described in Matthew's genealogy as "the wife of Uriah." Who is she? What's her story? And what's it got to do with Jesus...and us? Even more, what's it got to do with Christmas? Listen in to find out.
47:25
December 23, 2020
069. Intentional Attentiveness (Mt 1:1-6a)
In this sermon, Pastor Michael Halcomb explores Mt 1:1-6a, with a special emphasis on Ruth and her relatives. How does Ruth's story shed light on Jesus' lives and ours? Listen in to find out.
40:30
December 17, 2020
068. Willing Not Worthy: Rahab (Mt 1:1-5)
In this sermon, Dr. Michael Halcomb considers how Rahab helps us understand the Christmas story. This is the second message in a series on how the women in Jesus' family tree shed light on Jesus' identity.
40:00
December 8, 2020
067. Questions About Revelation 1-22 (Rev 1:1-22:21)
Pastor Michael Halcomb fields over a dozen questions from congregants about Revelation.
42:32
November 16, 2020
066. What A Wonderful World (Rev 22:12-21)
In this sermon, Pastor Michael Halcomb discusses the end of Revelation.
44:01
November 14, 2020
065. The End or The Beginning? (Rev 22:1-11)
In this sermon, Dr. Michael Halcomb explores Rev 22:1-11 and considers what it means to be hidden in the cross.
42:41
November 2, 2020
064. On Cover Judging (Rev 21:9-27)
In this sermon Dr. Michael Halcomb explores Rev 21:9-27 in light of ancient social and literary contexts.
47:46
October 26, 2020
063. When No Means Yes (Rev 21:1-8)
In this sermon Dr. Michael Halcomb explores Rev 21:1-8 and considers how a holy "No!" can often mean "Yes!"
40:03
October 19, 2020
062. Christus Victor (Rev 20:1-15)
In this episode Pastor Michael explores Rev 20:1-15 from the perspective of Jesus as Christus Victor.
41:30
October 13, 2020
061. A Quiet Allegiance (Rev 19:14-21)
In this sermon Dr. Michael Halcomb explores Rev 19:14-21.
36:55
October 5, 2020
060. The Church of Christ Without Christ (Rev 19.1-13)
In this sermon Pastor Michael Halcomb explores Rev 19.1-13 and considers 4 key traits of the church.
41:51
September 28, 2020
059. Silver Linings & The Great Economy (Rev 18:11-24)
In this sermon Dr. Michael Halcomb explores Rev 18:11-24 and the significance of Rome's funeral.
45:58
September 24, 2020
058. Life with an Unclinched Fist (Rev 18:1-10)
In this sermon, Pastor Michael Halcomb explores Rev 18:1-10 and the idea of Jesus as our emotional repository.
34:12
September 14, 2020
057. A Holy Rewiring (Rev 17:9-18)
In this sermon Pastor Michael Halcomb talks about Rev 17:9-18, lobster fights, and anosognosia.
31:34
September 7, 2020
056. Don't Follow Your Heart (Rev 17:1-8)
In this sermon, Dr. Michael Halcomb explores Rev 17:1-8 and encourages listeners to "not" follow their hearts.
31:17
September 1, 2020
055. Revelation's Punchline (Rev 16:13-21)
In this sermon, Dr. Michael Halcomb discusses the humorous edge of Rev 16:13-21.
36:41
August 24, 2020
054. The Third Exodus (Rev 16:1-12)
In this sermon, Dr. Michael Halcomb discusses Rev 16:1-12 and various views of Revelation (e.g. Preterist, Presentist, and Futurist).
33:34
August 17, 2020
053. If It Hadn't Been For Jesus (Rev 15:1-8)
In this sermon, Pastor Michael Halcomb explores Rev 15:1-8 and its ancient song.
30:19
August 13, 2020
052. Is God Gone? (Rev 14:13-20)
Pastor Michael Halcomb explores Rev 14:13-20 asking "Is God gone?"
44:07
August 4, 2020
051. Holy Nostalgia and the Meaning of Life (Rev 14:1-12)
n this sermon, Dr. Michael Halcomb explores Rev 14:1-12 and reflects on the meaning of life.
33:20
July 27, 2020
050. Rethinking 666 (Rev 13:11-18)
Pastor Michael explores Rev 13:11-18 and considers the number 666
44:58
July 21, 2020
049. Rethinking Spiritual Warfare (Rev 13:1-10)
In this sermon Dr. Michael Halcomb explores Rev 13:1-10 and the concept of spiritual warfare
39:30
July 14, 2020
048. Jesus for President (Rev 12.7-18)
In this episode Pastor Michael explores Rev 12:11-18 and its relation to Genesis, the angel Michael, and divine filiation.
46:27
July 7, 2020
047. Living Pictures (Rev 12:1-6)
In this sermon, Dr. Michael Halcomb discusses Rev 12:1-6 and the woman clothed with the sun.
40:42
June 29, 2020
046. Questions About Rev 1-11 (Rev 1:1-11:19)
Dr. Michael Halcomb answers about 2 dozen questions concerning Revelation 1-11
48:09
June 23, 2020
045. Is God Dead? (Rev 11:11-19)
Pastor Michael Halcomb explores Rev 11:11-19 in light of the question: Is God Dead?
51:00
June 15, 2020
044. Red and Yellow, Black and White... (Rev 11:1-10)
In this sermon Dr. Michael Halcomb explores Rev 11:1-10
44:56
June 8, 2020
043. Repent. Let's Fellowship. (Rev 10:1-11)
In this episode, Pastor Michael explores Rev 10:1-11
39:58
June 1, 2020
042. A Sevenfold Identity (Rev 9:13-21)
In this sermon, Dr. Michael Halcomb explores Rev 9:13-21.
38:18
May 30, 2020
041. Thin Places, Thin Times (Rev 9:1-12)
In this sermon Dr. Michael Halcomb explores Rev 9:1-12 and the idea of thin places and times
27:35
May 20, 2020
040. Life Between the Panels (Rev 8:6-13)
Pastor Michael Halcomb explores Rev 8:6-13
29:20
May 11, 2020
039. Baptized in Tears (Rev 8:1-5)
Pastor Michael explores Rev 8:1-5 and its connection with repentance and Yom Kippur.
25:59
May 5, 2020
038. Carpe Christum (Rev 7:9-17)
In this sermon Pastor Michael explores Rev 7:9-17 and its Jewish festival imagery.
25:59
April 28, 2020
037. Wake Up, Jesus (Rev 7:1-8)
In this sermon, Dr. Michael Halcomb explores Rev 7:1-8
36:00
April 19, 2020
036. Lament, Laugh, & Lean In (Rev 6:9-17)
In this sermon, Dr. Michael Halcomb explores Rev 6:9-17 and encourages listeners to lament, laugh, and lean into God.
28:00
April 15, 2020
035. The Cross Tests Everything (1 Cor. 1:18)
In this message pastor Michael discusses how the cross tests everything.
07:43
April 15, 2020
034. New Normal, New Creation (Rev 6:1-8)
In this message Pastor michael explores the image of "The 4 Horsemen" in Rev 6:1-8.
28:06
April 5, 2020
033. A Wretch, His Treasure (Rev 5:1-14)
In this message, Pastor Michael Halcomb explores Rev 5:1-14.
26:15
March 29, 2020
032. Pleasing God in a Pandemic (Rev 4:1-11)
In this sermon, Pastor Michael Halcomb explores Rev 4:1-11
31:53
March 22, 2020
031. Calling Out Fluffy, Lukewarm Christianity (Rev 3:14-22)
In this message, Pastor Michael Halcomb explores Rev 3:14-22, which is the address to lukewarm Laodicea.
48:26
March 10, 2020
030. A Door, The Name (Rev 3:7-13)
In this sermon Pastor Michael Halcomb discusses Rev 3:7-13 giving special attention to a door and the name.
37:24
March 3, 2020
029. The Bridge (Rev 3:1-6)
Pastor Michael Halcomb preaches on Rev 3:1-6 and touches on evangelism, discipleship, and Jesus as a thief.
37:00
February 26, 2020
028. Last Words (Rev 2:18-29)
In this sermon Dr. Michael Halcomb explores Rev 2:18-29 and the identity of Jezebel of Thyatira over against Jesus the Haruspex par excellence.
40:14
February 18, 2020
027. My Weapon is a Testimony (Rev 2:12-17)
In this sermon Pastor Michael discusses Rev 2:12-17, which speaks of Satan, manna, a white stone, and double-edged sword.
40:18
February 6, 2020
026. I Got You (Rev 2:8-11)
In this message Pastor Michael discusses Rev 2:8-11
34:13
January 28, 2020
025. I Want to Go to Church (Rev 2:1-7)
In this message pastor Michael discusses Rev 2:1-7
38:03
January 21, 2020
024. Jesus, Be the Center (Rev 1:9-20)
In this message Pastor Michael explores what Rev 1:9-20 is all about
34:54
January 15, 2020
023. It Won't Be Like This For Long (Rev 1:1-8)
In this message Pastor Michael Halcomb discusses Rev 1:1-8
40:23
January 8, 2020
022. 20 Things to Stop Saying in 2020
In this sermon Pastor Michael Halcomb suggests 20 things not to say in 2020
40:20
January 1, 2020
021. Recovering Christmas Prophecy
In this message Pastor Michael explores what prophecy is, how it works, and its relationship to Christmas
37:54
December 27, 2019
020. Recovering the Magi, Santa, and Xmas
In this sermon Pastor Michael discusses the magi, Santa, and Xmas and what they have to do with the Christmas story.
36:37
December 24, 2019
019. Recovering Jesus' Birthplace
In this sermon Pastor Michael Halcomb discusses the location of Jesus' birth in Bethlehem.
36:14
December 12, 2019
018. Recovering Jesus' Birthday
Was Jesus really born on Dec 25th? In this sermon Dr. Michael Halcomb takes on this question and his answer may surprise you.
26:00
December 4, 2019
017. Psalm 8: Our Beginning, Middle, and End
In this sermon Pastor Michael Halcomb looks at Psalm 8 and explores its connection to life, story, and life-story.
30:14
November 27, 2019
016. Rethinking Resurrection, Judgment, and Destiny
In this sermon pastor Michael Halcomb discusses 12 questions related to the so-called "end times."
45:06
November 22, 2019
015. Rethinking The Second Coming of Christ
In this sermon Pastor Michael Halcomb discusses Christ's Second Coming and debunks rapture theories
38:13
November 13, 2019
014. Rethinking Divine Healing
Pastor Michael Halcomb discusses divine healing
38:13
November 6, 2019
013. Rethinking the Lord's Supper
In this sermon, Pastor Michael discusses The Lord's Supper and encourages listeners to think more carefully and deeply about it.
37:18
October 30, 2019
012. Rethinking Church
In this sermon Pastor Michael Halcomb discsses Church, denominations, and The Church of the Nazarene
39:15
October 24, 2019
011. The Way of Salvation, Pt. 2
In this sermon Pastor Michael Halcomb continues discussing the Ordo Salutis, especially Sanctification
34:27
October 16, 2019
010. The Way of Salvation, Pt. 1
Pastor Michael Halcomb discusses the order of salvation and how it works
34:20
October 10, 2019
009. The Day I Died
In this sermon Pastor Michael Halcomb discusses baptism and its significance for Christians
15:06
October 1, 2019
008. The 2 Biggest Lies Christians Believe, Pt. 2
In this sermon Pastor Michael Halcomb discusses the 2nd biggest lie Christians believe
36:33
September 25, 2019
007. The 2 Biggest Lies Christians Believe, Pt. 1
In this sermon Pastor Michael Halcomb discusses one of the 2 biggest lies that Christians believe
37:46
September 18, 2019
006. Holy Scripture as Holy Colloquy
In this message Pastor Michael explores what Scripture is and what it's all about.
37:56
September 10, 2019
005. God the Self-effacing Spirit
In this episode Pastor Michael explores the significance of the Spirit as the self-effacing member of the Trinity
41:36
September 7, 2019
004. God the Self-emptying Son
In this episode Pastor Michael explores the significance of Jesus as God the Self-emptying Son
33:37
August 28, 2019
003. God The Pathos-filled Father (Dieu le Père Pathétique)
In this sermon, Pastor Michael discusses God the Father. More specifically, he discusses how God the pathos-filled Father deeply loves humanity and is moved by it...he is "The Most Moved Mover."
39:25
August 20, 2019
002. Rediscovering the Trinity, Rediscovering Life
In this episode Pastor Michael explores the Trinity and why it's so significant
42:34
August 14, 2019
001. Hi, I'm Michael
Pastor Michael introduces himself, his beliefs, and hopes
24:50
August 14, 2019