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

The Mechanics of Praying in Tongues

Robby Bradford31 questions, baptism in the Holy Spirit, gifts of the Spirit, glossolalia, Holy Spirit, Pentecostalism, speaking in tongues1 Comment

What follows below is the third post in my 31 Questions series on this blog.  To learn more about “31 Questions” or to see answers to question number 1 or 2, just do a search above for “31 Questions”.Q #3: When someone speaks in tongues, do they know they are doing it or does it makes sense to them? This … 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

IGNITE–Gifted by God

Robby Bradforddiscipleship, gifts of the Spirit, leadership, leadership development, ministry, Moses, Old Testament, serving, spiritual gifts, stewardship, Sunday message series, Sunday themes, volunteering0 Comments

Last Sunday, we experienced a strong start to August’s message series, “IGNITE”.  We’re focusing on the fact that the scriptures urge us to “fan into flame the gift of God which is in you”.  I’m really fired up about it.  Below is the video from the first service.  We looked at the call of Moses and the five excuses Moses … Read More

IGNITE: Fan Into Flame The Gift of God–August 2013 Series

Robby Bradforddiscipleship, First Assembly Community Ministries, gifts of the Spirit, revival, spiritual gifts, spiritual growth, volunteering0 Comments

“For this reason, i remind you to fan into flame the gift of God which is in you…”  2 Timothy 1:6a  These words, from Paul to his protege Timothy are the inspiration behind a series we’ll be covering in the month of August on Sunday mornings at First Assembly Community Ministries. The reason we’re exploring this theme is to see … Read More

Can a Person Have more than one Prayer Language?

Robby Bradfordbaptism in the Holy Spirit, gifts of the Spirit, Holy Spirit, prayer, Q Sunday, Question and Answer, speaking in tongues, spirituality0 Comments

Q:  Can a person have more than one prayer language?A:  This question is related to speaking in tongues.  I’ve written what I think is a very helpful post on the phenomenon of speaking in tongues.  You can read it by clicking here.In terms of this question, I’d say, “Why not?”  The Holy Spirit is sovereign and can function with people … Read More

What are my Spiritual Gifts?

Robby Bradford1 Corinthians, Christianity, discipleship, discover, gifts of the Spirit, Holy Spirit, leadership, New Testament, Paul3 Comments

The Holy Spirit is part of what it means to be a Christian.  The powerful, abiding presence of God’s Spirit is part of what he does in the life of the one following Jesus.  Beyond that, however, the Spirit gives gifts to everyone who is following Jesus. The apostle Paul puts it like this: “Now to each one the manifestation of … Read More

PARANORMAL–June 2012 Series

Robby Bradfordbaptism in the Holy Spirit, Church life, discipleship, discover, First Assembly of God Lafayette, gifts of the Spirit, Holy Spirit, Sunday message series, Sunday themes0 Comments

“Paranormal” is the regular state of the Christian life.  To be “paranormal” is to be “beyond what is normal or beyond the reach of scientific explanation”. That’s a great way to express what the Christian life is when it is filled with God’s Holy Spirit.  Over the month of June, we’ll be seeking to experience the full and overflowing work … Read More