Grace and Truth

Robby Bradfordadvent, Bible study, Christianity, Christmas, incarnation, Jesus Christ, New Testament, spirituality, the Bible0 Comments

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.  15 (John testified concerning him. He cried out, saying, “This is the one I spoke about when I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me because … Read More

Light of God

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The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. 6 There was a man sent from God whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. 8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.   9 The true light that gives light to everyone … Read More

The Power of the Word

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In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.  –John 1:1-4These simple, short words about the Word capture so much … Read More

Born in a Small Town

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“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,   though you are small among the clans of Judah,out of you will come for me   one who will be ruler over Israel,whose origins are from of old,   from ancient times.”  3 Therefore Israel will be abandoned   until the time when she who is in labor bears a son,and the rest of his brothers return   to join the Israelites.  4 He will stand and shepherd … Read More

Beautiful Feet

Robby Bradfordadvent, Bible study, Christmas, discipleship, Jesus Christ, Judaism, New Testament, Old Testament, spirituality, the Bible0 Comments

 How beautiful on the mountains   are the feet of those who bring good news,who proclaim peace,   who bring good tidings,   who proclaim salvation,who say to Zion,   “Your God reigns!”8 Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices;   together they shout for joy.When the LORD returns to Zion,   they will see it with their own eyes.9 Burst into songs of joy together,   you ruins of Jerusalem,for the LORD has comforted his … Read More

God’s Highway

Robby Bradfordadvent, Christmas, discipleship, Jesus Christ, Judaism, New Testament, Old Testament, prophecy, spiritual growth, spirituality0 Comments

Comfort, comfort my people,    says your God. 2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,    and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed,    that her sin has been paid for, that she has received from the LORD’s hand    double for all her sins.  3 A voice of one calling:“In the wilderness prepare   the way for the LORD[a];make straight in the desert   a highway for our God.[b]4 Every valley shall be raised up,   every … Read More

The Unexpected Gift–December 2011 Series

Robby Bradfordadvent, Christianity, Christmas, discipleship, Jesus Christ, New Testament, Sunday themes0 Comments

I’m looking forward to our Sunday morning series that will start next Sunday, December 4!  We’ll be focusing on characters from the gospel narratives that surround Jesus’ birth. To begin the series, we will look at the character of Zechariah, the father of Jesus’ cousin, John the Baptist.  An angel comes with great news, but the old priest won’t believe … Read More