THE WORST CHRISTMAS EVER–Miracles in the Mundane

Robby Bradfordadvent, Christmas, First Assembly Community Ministries, gospel, preaching and teaching, salvation, Sunday message series0 Comments

Yesterday’s dazzling Christmas Sunday was exceptional!  Check out the incredible music and production that led us in worship yesterday! A highlight was “Little Drummer Boy”.  It starts about the 01:26:00 mark.  You can catch the abbreviated message at the 03:40:12 mark from the second service. Many thanks to the artists, musicians, singers and technical workers who made yesterday’s incredible Christmas … Read More

Having the Best Christmas Ever Even If It’s The Worst Christmas Ever

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Below I’m honored to publish a GUEST POST from my wife, Tracy Bradford. _____________________________________ Christmas week has started! School is out of session, Christmas is only days away, and everyone is hustling and bustling with the busyness of the Christmas season… Oh, Christmas Week!  You have so much potential!  You hold the hopes of merriment, joy, happiness, hopefulness, and much … Read More

It’s Christmas–Come Back to Church!

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So many people return to church at Christmas time that there’s even a joke about it. One Sunday a man is leaving church, and he says to the minister, “You need to expand your repertoire.  Every time I come here, you’re talking about Jesus being born in a manger.  He must’ve done more than that!” Why do so many people come to church at … Read More

What to Expect on Christmas Eve at First Assembly

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It is my honor to invite you to join us for Christmas Eve services at First Assembly Community Ministries at 5PM and 6:30PM on December 24th.  We welcome Christmas by celebrating with carols, communion, and candles.    Your entire family, from great grandparents to young children are welcome to join us for the service, that will last one hour.  We will sing Christmas carols, listen … Read More

The Worst Christmas Ever–God With Us

Robby Bradfordadvent, Christmas, gospels, historical Jesus, Jesus Christ, Old Testament, prophecy, teaching and preaching0 Comments

Sometimes we expect so much perfection at Christmas and sometimes it ends up feeling rotten anyway. So what is the power and significance of Christmas anyway? That’s what we’re looking at in this message.  Check out the outline and the video below.  Pick up the video at 02:55:17 to see where the video and then my message begin. The Worst … Read More

What Should I Expect at a Christmas Eve Service at First Assembly?

Robby Bradfordadvent, Christmas, Church life, First Assembly Community Ministries, outreach0 Comments

It is my honor to invite you to join us for Christmas Eve services at First Assembly Community Ministries at 5PM and 6:30PM on December 24th.  We welcome Christmas by celebrating with carols, communion, and candles.    Your entire family, from great grandparents to young children are welcome to join us for the service, that will last one hour.  We will sing Christmas … Read More

It’s Christmas–Come Back to Church!

Robby Bradfordadvent, Christianity, Christmas, church, Church life, First Assembly Community Ministries, Lafayette0 Comments

So many people return to church at Christmas time that there’s even a joke about it. One Sunday a man is leaving church, and he says to the minister, “You need to expand your repertoire.  Every time I come here, you’re talking about Jesus being born in a manger.  He must’ve done more than that!” Why do so many people come to church … Read More

THE WORST CHRISTMAS EVER–December 2015 Series

Robby Bradfordadvent, Christmas, Church life, First Assembly Community Ministries, Sunday message series1 Comment

We all want Christmas to be perfect. The perfect tree, the perfect gift, the perfect moments spent with those we love, but Christmas is rarely ideal. This year, for three Sundays we’ll focus on what can be learned when Christmas is far from perfect and how God shows himself to be precisely what we need when it all goes wrong. … Read More