Paranormal–Praying in the Spirit

Robby Bradfordbaptism in the Holy Spirit, Charismatic Christianity, discipleship, Holy Spirit, Pentecostalism, praying in the Spirit, speaking in tongues, spiritual disciplines0 Comments

Last night, I showed this message from three years back on the nature of what the New Testament calls, “praying in the Spirit”. That’s what happens when a person prays in a language they don’t understand.Anyway, I showed this to a class I’m leading on Wednesday nights on the Holy Spirit. After watching the message, I thought it explained a … Read More

#filled–Charismatic

Robby Bradford31 questions, Charismatic Christianity, Holy Spirit, New Testament, Pentecostalism, preaching, spiritual gifts, spiritual growth, spiritual maturity, teaching0 Comments

Yesterday’s message at First Assembly Community Ministries continued our series called “#filled” that focuses on the Spirit-filled life. In this message, I focused on the 9 gifts of the Spirit mentioned in 1 Corinthians 12 and on the fact that God gives gifts that meet us in very practical ways in life.  Check out the video below for some great … Read More

#filled–Praying in Tongues

Robby Bradfordbaptism in the Holy Spirit, Charismatic Christianity, Holy Spirit, New Testament, Pentecostalism, spiritual disciplines, spiritual gifts, spiritual growth, spirituality0 Comments

Speaking in tongues, glossolalia, praying in the spirit.  This New Testament practice remains one of the most controversial and misunderstood elements of Christian spirituality.  The Church often disagrees with itself about it, and an onlooking, unbelieving thinks it’s outrageous. Learn more here in the message below about the power of praying languages the speakers don’t themselves understand.  There’s some incredible … Read More

#filled–Baptism in the Holy Spirit

Robby Bradfordbaptism in the Holy Spirit, Charismatic Christianity, discipleship, doctrine, Holy Spirit, New Testament, Pentecostalism, preaching, speaking in tongues, Sunday message series, Sunday morning, teaching0 Comments

Do you have questions about the Holy Spirit?  Have you wondered about the biblical and theological foundations of the baptism in the Holy Spirit? Yesterday I presented a content-rich message on why I believe the baptism in the Holy Spirit is an essential ingredient of the Christian experience. Check it out below and comment back on your impressions!

Why Pray in Tongues if I Don’t Know When I’ve Been Answered?

Robby Bradford1 Corinthians, 31 Days, baptism in the Holy Spirit, Charismatic Christianity, gifts of the Spirit, Holy Spirit, Pentecostalism, speaking in tongues0 Comments

Here is #7 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 #7:  If I can’t understand what I’m praying about when I pray in the Spirit, how do I know when my prayers are answered?A:  This is a great question because many people … Read More

A Question about Speaking in Tongues

Robby Bradfordbaptism in the Holy Spirit, Charismatic Christianity, discipleship, gifts of the Spirit, Holy Spirit, Pentecostalism, prayer, speaking in tongues, spiritual disciplines0 Comments

Q:  What are the physical gifts of the Spirit (i.e. speaking in tongues) and where are the passages that talk about them? This question was handed in on a note card a couple of weeks ago.  In some ways, I would say that all the gifts of the Spirit are “physical” in that they all (whether the gift of serving … Read More

HEALER. with the Jesus Painter

Robby BradfordCharismatic Christianity, Christianity, healing, Jesus Christ, Jesus Painter, New Testament, outreach, preaching, teaching0 Comments

WOW!  If you missed it, you’ll want to check out the video below.  The Jesus Painter brought everyone present to a fresh appreciation of Jesus.  On top of that, we focused on the power of Jesus to heal. Check it out!  This was a great day and brought more people to First Assembly than have been here since I arrived … Read More

Holy Spirit Event–An Opportunity to be Filled with Holy Spirit!

Robby Bradfordbaptism in the Holy Spirit, Charismatic Christianity, Church life, First Assembly Community Ministries, Holy Spirit, New Testament, Pentecostalism, speaking in tongues0 Comments

On Sunday evening, May 19 at 6PM, we’ll be offering a two-hour focus on the infilling of the Holy Spirit. I’ve not been at First Assembly long enough to know if anything like this has been done here, but I can say I’ve never seen a church offer this kind of experience to help their people grow in their experience … Read More