The Blessed Life–January 2016 Series

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Check out the links below to the video series that moved and touched our church powerfully in the month of January!  Also featured here are messages from the series we didn’t watch.  At First Assembly Community Ministries, we viewed #1, 2, 3, and 5, but I recommend checking all of them out! The Blessed Life pt. 1 (1-18-15) from LifeMission … Read More

Joe Sangl on Personal Finance Sunday

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If you missed it on Sunday, here’s the message from Joe Sangl, founder and CEO of “I Was Broke. Now I’m Not.” Joe is one of the most sought-after communicators on personal finance in the United States. Joe is also a Purdue graduate and even attended First Assembly while he was a student! Joe brought an exceptional message and clear … Read More

Community FIRST: Sacrificial Living

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For the past four weeks, I’ve been calling on our church about making a sacrificial commitment for three years in order to accomplish significant projects that will position First Assembly Community Ministries to reach our community more skillfully. In the message below, I’ll be exploring the following questions: What is sacrifice?How does one create treasures in heaven, like Jesus taught?How … Read More

Isn’t Tithing an Old Testament Principle?

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Here is #19 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 #19:  Why do so many churches teach tithing if it’s an Old Testament principle?A:  I have heard many people ask this question in a variety of ways.  Often, people wish to connect it … Read More

Did Jews Born before Jesus go to Heaven?

Robby Bradford31 questions, financial stewardship, generosity, giving, law, Mosaic Covenant, Old Covenant, Old Testament, salvation, theology0 Comments

Here is #18 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: Did Jews born before Jesus go to heaven? The question above rightly assumes that no one has ever been “saved” through observance of the law of Moses. The scriptures say almost the … Read More

Tithes and Offerings

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Here is #16 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: If you designate on your check a portion to go to missions, building fund, etc., is that considered part of your tithe? or is it an offering? The idea of a “tithe” is … Read More

TEXT 2 GIVE Has Arrived at First Assembly!

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That’s right!  We now have the ability to give at First Assembly Community Ministries through texting! Check out the simple steps below and recognize when you give like this, it doesn’t charge your phone bill, but it goes against a card you already have on file through Secure Give, our online giving platform.  Below are the steps: Step 1 – … Read More

Why I Give Online to First Assembly

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In addition to being the senior pastor of First Assembly Community Ministries, I’m also a financially contributing member.  Beyond tithing, I give regularly to missions and other projects, and I want to share with you why.First, I believe in the mission of this church.  I’m grateful to be a part of a church that cares about reaching people far from … Read More

Get Fit: Financially

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This is the second message of the series called GET FIT.  It addresses the fact that financial fitness comes from having a plan related to giving, saving and spending. I’m loving this series, because the scriptures call on us numerous times to examine our lives closely. So, take a few minutes and reflect on your finances with this message. January … Read More