How My Family Celebrates Advent

Robby Bradfordadvent, Bible studies, Bible study, carols, Christianity, Christmas, discipleship, family, holidays, Jesus Christ, joy, prayer, spiritual growth, the Bible, worship3 Comments

Do you suppose the angels in the sky looked at all like this picture on the night Jesus was born?  The following is a guest post from my lovely wife about how my family celebrates the season! Advent is a word that has many different meanings to just as many people.  For some, it is a season of the church … Read More

No More Sacrifice for Sin?

Robby Bradford31 questions, Bible, Bible studies, Christianity, discipleship, eternal security, exegesis, Hebrews, hermeneutics, New Testament, Q Sunday, Question and Answer, salvation1 Comment

Here is #31 of 31 Questions in 31 Days! To learn more about this 31 Day series, just search “31 Questions” in the search bar above or click here! Q #31:  What does it mean when the Bible says, for he who know grace and willfully sin there can be no more sacrifice for their sin? A: The questioner is asking about Hebrews … Read More

Why Fast? 3 Powerful Reasons

Robby Bradford31 Days, Bible studies, Christianity, Church life, discipleship, fast, fasting, First Assembly Community Ministries, grow, Jesus Christ, miracles, prayer, spiritual growfth, spirituality, worship2 Comments

Here is #28 of 31 Questions in 31 Days! To learn more about this 31 Day series, just search “31 Questions” in the search bar above or click here! Q #28:  I’ve heard you talk about fasting as an important spiritual discipline in the life of a believer.  I’ve never done it.  Why should I do it? A:  This is a timely … Read More

5 Keys for Unlocking the Parables

Robby Bradford31 questions, Bible, Bible studies, Bible study, discipleship, discover, First Assembly of God Lafayette, Jesus Christ, New Testament, parables, Sunday themes, the Bible0 Comments

Here is #22 of 31 Questions in 31 Days! To learn more about this 31 Day series, just search “31 Questions” in the search bar above or click here! Q #23:  Since Jesus taught a lot with parables, what can you tell me about how to understand them? A:  If you research them on the internet, you’ll find a LOT of ideas about … Read More

What does the Bible say about SMOKING POT?

Robby Bradford31 questions, Bible, Bible studies, discipleship, drugs, Q Sunday, Question and Answer, wisdom6 Comments

This question is #2 of The 31 Questions series on this blog, leading up to Q Sunday on February 1, 2015!Q #2:  What does the Bible say about smoking marijuana?A:  While the Bible does not address smoking marijuana, the scriptures do, in a variety of ways, discourage altering consciousness for the cause of pleasure. It might surprise you to know … Read More

BACK 2 SCHOOL: Trials 101

Robby BradfordBible studies, Christianity, First Assembly Community Ministries, James, New Testament, preaching, problem of pain, suffering, Sunday message series, Sunday morning, teaching, temptations, trials0 Comments

This weekend we started on the book of James, and he starts with a subject that fills the Bible–suffering.  He also admonishes his readers to consider all kinds of trials with JOY. Check out the message below to gain perspective in how trials and trouble and pain make our lives fuller in the end.

Written in the Sky

Robby Bradfordadvent, Bible studies, Bible study, Christianity, Christmas, Davidic Covenant, Jesus Christ, Old Testament, prophecy, Sunday themes0 Comments

I will sing of the LORD’s great love forever;    with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known    through all generations. 2 I will declare that your love stands firm forever,    that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself. 3 You said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one,    I have sworn to David my servant, 4 ‘I will establish your line forever    and make your throne firm … Read More

Dynamic Acts Study on Wednesday Evenings

Robby BradfordBible studies, Bible study, Christian origins, Christianity, discipleship, First Assembly Community Ministries, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, life groups, mission, New Testament0 Comments

On Wednesdays at 6:30 in the sanctuary at First Assembly Community Ministries, we are at the start of a study on the book of Acts.  My Life Group is called “The Source”.  We meet each Wednesday to sing a few songs together, spend some time praying together and then we dive into the New Testament in a verse-by-verse format. The … Read More