Robby BradfordChurch life, Easter Eggstravaganza, First Assembly Community Ministries, Good Friday, outreachLeave a Comment

It’s that time again!  This is when Christians all over the world celebrate “The Day”.  The day when our future was secured.  The day when all things began their long but certain journey to renewal.  The day when resurrection for all who have died in Christ and those living became sure.  The day is Easter!To celebrate, we’ve got a lot … Read More

7 WORDS: Lent 2013 Series

Robby BradfordChristianity, cross, First Assembly of God Lafayette, Good Friday, grace, healing, heaven, Jesus Christ, Lent, New Testament, prayer, spiritual growth, spirituality, Sunday message series, Sunday themes1 Comment

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”  –1 Corinthians 1:18 The 40-day period of preparation, prayer and fasting leading to Easter  is called “Lent”.  This word is actually the word meaning “spring” in many languages. To prepare ourselves for Easter, we’ll … Read More


Robby BradfordChurch life, cross, discipleship, Easter, events, First Assembly of God Lafayette, Good FridayLeave a Comment

I love Good Friday at First Assembly in Lafayette, Indiana.  The tone for the service is unlike any other during the year–a solemn time for reflection, worship, vigil, communion, and prayer. We use interactive stations where people can do something while they pray and hear the story unfold as well as great music and even artistic outlet for those so … Read More

Stille Zaterdag

Robby BradfordAmsterdam, Dutch, Easter, Good Friday, Hilversum, Holy Week, Jesus Christ, resurrection, The NetherlandsLeave a Comment

My family and I spent two wonderful years in the Netherlands, in a town outside of Amsterdam called Hilversum.  We had the privilege of planting an international church with a team of a dozen other people.  Every year we were there, we held an Easter egg hunt on the Saturday before Easter. The title of this posting comes from the … Read More

Easter Weekend

Robby Bradfordcross, Easter, easter eggs, egg hunt, first assembly, First Assembly of God Lafayette, fun, Good Friday, resurrection2 Comments

I love Easter!  I am always drawn into reflecting on Jesus and the meaning of the cross and the hope of resurrection.  Every year, I feel the clear sense that it’s happening all over again as Spring reemerges with the new life, color and scents of a renewed earth. This coming Easter Weekend, April 22-24, 2011, we’ll have special events … Read More