The Journey Through–Pardon

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How can you forgive when someone lies and manipulates but never apologizes?  That was the big question explored in this sixth of seven messages from the life of Joseph.Watch it below and give feedback about what strategies you employ to forgive others.The notes from this message are below!THE JOURNEY THROUGH–PARDONGenesis 50:15-21  “When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they … Read More

Forgiving a Spouse’s Infidelity

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This is the fourth of 31 Questions in 31 Days series of blog posts.  To learn more about this series, do a search on this page called “31 Questions”.Q #4:  How do you forgive a spouse for infidelity or inappropriate text messages to another woman?A:  While I’m not a professional counselor or therapist, I have had many interactions with people … Read More

UNITED Outline Week 2

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In case you missed this morning’s services, here is the outline from today’s message.  Next week, we’ll walk through the powerful words of Romans 14 given to the weak and the strong that have everything to do with how to maintain unity. UNITED:  How to Have a Good Church Fight BIG IDEA:  Resolving conflict biblically is the well-handled skill of … Read More

Compassion without Compromise: A Christian Response to Homosexuality

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On the last Sunday in May, we had the chance to hear the most masterful and complete treatment of this hot button issue that I have ever heard in any church, or any context, for that matter. I want to encourage you to listen Linda Seiler’s message here.  This message deals with the following questions:1.  Why is homosexuality wrong?2.  Are … 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

How a Christian Approaches Conflict and Confrontation

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You see the two people walking in the lower right-hand corner of this beautiful photo of the San Diego coast?  They are a picture of how Jesus tells us how to approach conflict and confrontation.Let’s look at a couple of key passages on the subject.  The first is found in Matthew 18:15-17–“If your brother sins against you, go and show him … Read More

BREAK THE CYCLE–June 2011 Series

Robby Bradforddiscipleship, first assembly, First Assembly of God Lafayette, forgiveness, sin, Sunday themes3 Comments

Starting Sunday, June 5, 2011, I’ll be delivering a series of four messages on The Seven Deadly Sins.  The Seven deadly sins come from a list that began to develop in the fourth century after Christ by Evagrius Ponticus and was developed thereafter and referred to often by different Christian leaders as a helpful reminder of what were “Capital Vices”–that … Read More