STRONGER: Insidious DRAMA

Robby Bradfordcharacter, discipleship, drama, grow, interpersonal conflict, leadership development, relate, relationships, Stronger, wisdom0 Comments

FIREWORKS!  Sometimes they’re beautiful, but when fireworks go off in your head or your heart, they can maim or kill relationships. This is the third post on the subject of drama on this blog.  The first one can be found by clicking here.  The second one can be found by clicking here. When a person’s life is full of drama–seeking … Read More

LIFE ON MISSION–Grow

Robby Bradfordevangelism, grow, preaching and teaching, spiritual growth, Sunday message series, witnessing0 Comments

You can’t be an effective witness to the power of Jesus to change a life if you’ve not been changed by Jesus.  That’s the basic idea of this message.  Check out the outline and video of week 5 of this series that is moving our church. LIFE ON MISSION—GROW Luke 6:40  “The student is not above the teacher, but everyone … Read More

4 Steps for Drawing Closer to God

Robby Bradford31 questions, Bible, discipleship, grow, life groups, prayer, Q Sunday, Question and Answer, spiritual disciplines, spiritual growth, spirituality1 Comment

Here is #29 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 #29:  I have fallen away from God.  How do I, now that I am trying to get closer to God, and leave my past behind me, have a better relationship with God?  I … Read More

Why Fast? 3 Powerful Reasons

Robby Bradford31 Days, Bible studies, Christianity, Church life, discipleship, fast, fasting, First Assembly Community Ministries, grow, Jesus Christ, miracles, prayer, spiritual growfth, spirituality, worship2 Comments

Here is #28 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 #28:  I’ve heard you talk about fasting as an important spiritual discipline in the life of a believer.  I’ve never done it.  Why should I do it? A:  This is a timely … Read More

31 QUESTIONS

Robby Bradford31 questions, Bible, Christian living, discover, grow, learn, Q Sunday, Question and Answer, theology, wonder0 Comments

For the next 31 days, I’ll be posting a question a day I’ve received from someone from the congregation at First Assembly Community Ministries.  Feel free to send me questions at this email address! This is all in preparation for what will happen on Super Bowl Sunday morning, February 1, 2015 at First Assembly.  During the 9 and 11AM services, … Read More

FREE*–Jump All In!

Robby BradfordBreakthrough, Church life, discipleship, discover, experience, First Assembly Community Ministries, freedom, grow, life groups, small groups0 Comments

I’m excited we’re going somewhere together at First Assembly Community Ministries!  We’re moving toward greater freedom in Christ through a six week spiritual campaign called “Free*”. This will happen primarily in three ways–1.  Sunday morning messages will all be related to the subject of being free in Christ.2.  Life Groups–all our small group ministries are following the Free* curriculum and … Read More

3 Qualities of the Trustworthy Person

Robby Bradfordcharacter, discipleship, grow, growth, leadership development, trustworthiness1 Comment

People are as different as the books in the pictures to the left.  Our lives are filled with a variety of experiences, temperaments, beliefs, values, etc.  However, there are a few qualities that will help you and me to become more trustworthy people in the eyes of others.  These qualities apply to people across the cultural, generational, socio-economic spectra.  SO, … Read More

5 Reasons I Go to the Global Leadership Summit Yearly

Robby Bradfordcommunity, First Assembly Community Ministries, Global Leadership Summit, grow, leadership, leadership development, outreach, stewardship0 Comments

I love the month of August!  My kids go to school, the weather is great, and it’s time for me to reset everything. In some ways, September is more like a new year than January.  One of the things that has helped me the most in “resetting” and charging up my leadership and vision batteries has been Willow Creek’s par … Read More

DRAMA

Robby BradfordBible study, character, discipleship, drama, grow, leadership development, New Testament, spiritual growth0 Comments

This is a picture from space of a volcanic eruption.  Have you ever known someone with a personality like that?  A person who it seems adds DRAMA to every situation they enter? What is drama exactly?  Drama is what happens when people add emotion to events, people, words, decisions or circumstances that lead to erroneous conclusions, relationship breakdown, misunderstanding, anger, bitterness, unforgiveness, gossip and many other negative outcomes.Drama … Read More