Bridgeway Music is a family of worshippers that exists to enjoy and exalt God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
We are Gospel-centered and charismatic. Every time we gather, we proclaim and hope in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Because of what he has done, we who were once far off now have a glorious invitation to draw near to God in worship. As we draw near with music and melody, we believe that demons will flee, and freedom will come to God’s people. We expect the supernatural as we encounter God and we welcome the work of the Spirit as we lift high the name of Jesus.
The Word of God is our final authority. All that we sing and say is governed by it and we joyfully submit to all that it declares. In worship, we confidently proclaim the truth of the Word knowing that it works powerfully in the hearts of God’s people.
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”
“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”
2 Timothy 3:16-17
“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”
The Holy Spirit enables our intimacy with the Father and empowers our worship of the Son. We are dependent upon him and expectant for him to open our eyes, convict our hearts, expand our affections, deepen our intimacy, solidify our identity, and build our faith in the supernatural power of God working in and through us. As we worship, we are confident in his presence knowing that as we draw near to God he will draw near to us.
“For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”
“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.”
Jesus, by his life, death, and resurrection has done everything necessary to reconcile us to God. This is our confidence in worship. We are no longer orphans but are sons and daughters with full access to our heavenly Father who sings over us. We do not worship to earn God’s favor. In Jesus we already have it! Our worship then is a response to who God is and what God has done for us in Christ.
“But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”
“But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hears, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.”
“The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.”
Because he first loved us, we are committed to love God with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength. In worship, our affections for God expand and intensify and our intimacy with God is deepened and heightened. As we enjoy and exalt him, we experience and express these affections both inwardly and outwardly. He is our deepest delight—our soul’s satisfaction. He is glorified as we are satisfied.
“And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”
“I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.”
“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”