Robby BradfordBible, Bible study, Church life, discipleship, discover, First Assembly Community Ministries, membership, prayer, Sunday morningLeave a Comment

I’m excited about a new step we’re taking with Sunday morning at First Assembly!  We’re offering a 4-part class from 9AM to 2PM that will help people discover more about themselves, their faith and their church.  This will be happening in the Fellowship Hall.  Executive Pastor Tim Parsons and I will be leading the classes. Hit the link at the … Read More

The Story: Spring/Summer 2013 Megaseries

Robby BradfordBible studies, Bible study, biblical chronology, Church life, First Assembly Community Ministries, Sunday message series, Sunday themes, the Bible1 Comment

The Story has just begun, and I am so excited about the feedback I have heard from Kathryn LaFon, a senior citizen who reads the Bible every year.  She says she’s read it 40-50 times, but loves what she’s finding in The Story, a book that is bringing together the narrative of the Bible in an easy-to read format.  That’s … Read More

Megaseries “The Story” Coming to First Assembly!

Robby BradfordBible, Bible studies, Bible study, Church life, discipleship, discover, First Assembly Community Ministries, life groupsLeave a Comment

The Bible may just be the most-owned and least read book in history!  A Gallup survey reports the average American household has four Bibles. However, research by PewForum on Religion and Public Life (2008) found that only 16% of Americans read the Bible every day. One thing we’re doing to go deeper into The Bible in 2013 at First Assembly is to pursue … Read More

Kingdom of Heaven

Robby BradfordBible, Bible study, Christianity, discipleship, God's Word Q Sunday, Jesus Christ, Jewish practices, New Testament, Q Sunday, Question and AnswerLeave a Comment

As stated on Q Sunday, February 3, 2013, I’ll be blogging about many of the questions handed in that day or sent through email or text.  SO, in keeping with that, here’s a couple of questions from someone that coem from the Sermon on the Mount.Q:  “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs in the kingdom of heaven.”  What … Read More

Salvation through Forgiveness

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“…to give his people the knowledge of salvation    through the forgiveness of their sins…”  –Luke 1:77You can’t get past it.  Forgiveness of sins is the salvation that Jesus brings.He doesn’t come to just to model morality or love.  He doesn’t come merely to offer peace or platitudes, but he is interested in saving people who have offended him.The hope found in … Read More

WEAPONIZED–Upcoming Series September 2012

Robby BradfordBible, Bible study, Church life, First Assembly of God Lafayette, God's Word, missions, Persecuted Church, Sunday message series, Sunday themesLeave a Comment

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does.  The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world.  On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.  We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought of … Read More

Grace and Truth

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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

Born in a Small Town

Robby Bradfordadvent, Bible study, Christmas, Davidic Covenant, Jesus Christ, Old Testament, prophecy, the Bible1 Comment

“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