The Book of Proverbs Is Not a List of Promises

Robby Bradford31 questions, Bible, Bible study, family, Old Testament, wisdom0 Comments

Here is #20 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 #20:  How can Proverbs 22:6 be true if some children depart from what they were taught?  What about the child of faithful Christians who rejects the faith or becomes lost?A:  This is the passage … Read More

Free*–The Enemy Who Steals Freedom

Robby BradfordBible study, Christianity, demons, First Assembly Community Ministries, Jesus Christ, New Testament, Satan, spirituality, Sunday message series3 Comments

The devil is working against you and me.  He wants to do everything he can to steal our freedom and bind us up. Check out this message for an understanding of how the enemy works against and how to tear down spiritual strongholds. The New Testament can’t be read without taking seriously this element of spiritual powers that are out … Read More

Make Waves

Robby BradfordBible study, Christmas Offering, Church life, discipleship, fasting, First Assembly Community Ministries, giving, outreach, prayer, preaching, teaching0 Comments

First Assembly Community Ministries’ mission is “To create a community where waves of people are transformed by the love of God.”  Today, I challenged the congregation to “make waves” in the coming year.  That is, unleash the overwhelming potential of the Church and the gospel in our lives. Check out the message below to dwell a little longer on how … Read More

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

The Branch and The Second Coming

Robby Bradfordadvent, Bible, Bible study, Christianity, Christmas, Davidic Covenant, discipleship, Jesus Christ, Old Testament, prophecy, rapture, second coming, Sunday themes0 Comments

 1 A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;    from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. 2 The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him—    the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,    the Spirit of counsel and of might,    the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the LORD— 3 and he will delight in the fear of the LORD.    He will not judge by … Read More

Ghosts, Gobblins, and the Rest of It

Robby Bradfordbeliefs, Bible study, Christianity, discipleship, Jesus Christ, Q Sunday, Question and Answer, Satan, spirituality1 Comment

Q:  What do Christians believe about ghosts, hauntings and the paranormal?A:  It was just a couple weeks ago that this question came to me in a Facebook message.  I wanted to deal with it here because this is the sort of question that I have been asked about by a lot of people from a variety of backgrounds and from … Read More

DRAMA

Robby BradfordBible study, character, discipleship, drama, grow, leadership development, New Testament, spiritual growth0 Comments

This is a picture from space of a volcanic eruption.  Have you ever known someone with a personality like that?  A person who it seems adds DRAMA to every situation they enter? What is drama exactly?  Drama is what happens when people add emotion to events, people, words, decisions or circumstances that lead to erroneous conclusions, relationship breakdown, misunderstanding, anger, bitterness, unforgiveness, gossip and many other negative outcomes.Drama … 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

Bible Study Fellowship Receiving Hundreds of Women

Robby BradfordBible, Bible studies, Bible study, discipleship, First Assembly Community Ministries, outreach, spiritual growth, Women's Ministries1 Comment

Thursday mornings at First Assembly Community Ministries have changed!  We’re packed with hundreds of women and more than 100 of their children.  They’re coming to our church to attend Bible Study Fellowship (BSF). BSF offers extraordinary Bible teaching, small groups and children’s ministry aimed in our setting at women and their children. Anyone is welcome, and the study has just … Read More

Poor in Spirit

Robby Bradfordbeatitudes, Bible study, First Assembly Community Ministries, grace, Jesus Christ, New Testament, Q Sunday, Question and Answer0 Comments

Q:  In Matthew 5:3, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”  What does it mean to be poor in spirit? A:  This question, found on a card submitted on Q Sunday back in February 2013, deals with an interesting statement of Jesus in a section of “The Sermon on the Mount” called the beatitudes. … Read More