The Worst Christmas Ever–God With Us

Robby Bradfordadvent, Christmas, gospels, historical Jesus, Jesus Christ, Old Testament, prophecy, teaching and preaching0 Comments

Sometimes we expect so much perfection at Christmas and sometimes it ends up feeling rotten anyway. So what is the power and significance of Christmas anyway? That’s what we’re looking at in this message.  Check out the outline and the video below.  Pick up the video at 02:55:17 to see where the video and then my message begin. The Worst … Read More

Waiting on David

Robby Bradfordadvent, Bible, Bible study, Christianity, Christmas, Covenant, Davidic Covenant, discipleship, Jesus Christ, Judaism, New Testament, Old Testament, prophecy, spirituality, the Bible0 Comments

Advent, the Christian season that starts the Christian calendar and focuses on the coming of Jesus, starts today!  Throughout Advents (ending on Christmas Day), I’m posting thoughts about the coming of Jesus and explaining some things about Christmas that might not be clear to you.Have you ever wondered why Jesus is referred to as the son of David in the … Read More

What is Advent?

Robby Bradfordadvent, Bible study, Christianity, Christmas, Church life, discipleship, discover, family, First Assembly Community Ministries, incarnation, Jesus Christ, prophecy, spirituality1 Comment

Advent is the season of expectant preparation that involves the four Sundays before Christmas and Christmas Day itself.  Advent literally means “coming”.  It involves reading scripture, prayer, and often the lighting of candles.  This coming Sunday it will begin and we will be encouraging our congregation to begin a period of Bible reading and prayer in a way to mark … Read More

WHY I Observe Advent

Robby Bradfordadvent, Christianity, Christmas, Church life, First Assembly Community Ministries, Jesus Christ, prayer, prophecy, worship0 Comments

For the last few days or so, I have been posting things about Advent. In our home, observing Advent means that we read certain passages of scripture centered on the coming Messiah and the Christmas story each night and take probably 15 minutes or so to listen to those scriptures, light some candles, sing a carol and pray together.  (Many … Read More

How My Family Celebrates Advent

Robby Bradfordadvent, Bible studies, Bible study, carols, Christianity, Christmas, discipleship, family, holidays, Jesus Christ, joy, prayer, spiritual growth, the Bible, worship3 Comments

Do you suppose the angels in the sky looked at all like this picture on the night Jesus was born?  The following is a guest post from my lovely wife about how my family celebrates the season! Advent is a word that has many different meanings to just as many people.  For some, it is a season of the church … Read More

Celebrating Advent with Your Family

Robby Bradfordadvent, Bible, Bible study, Christianity, Christmas, discipleship, family, Jesus Christ, prayer, prophecy2 Comments

My wonderful wife, Tracy Bradford, has written more on the subject of celebrating Advent with children.  Full of practical ideas fueled by spiritual consideration, take some time to see what’s here! ______________________ I remember the first time that my husband and I sat with our two small boys to officially celebrate the Advent season 13 years ago.  I had made … Read More

STRONGER–4 Principles of Conflict Resolution

Robby Bradfordfamily, friendship, interpersonal conflict, Jesus Christ, New Testament, relationships, Stronger0 Comments

For the next three weeks, I’ll be posting regarding some area that touches the present series of messages I’m delivering at First Assembly Community Ministries called “Stronger”. “Stronger” is a series of messages focused on becoming stronger at relationships, particularly relationships in the family.  (You can learn more about the “Stronger” series by clicking here. Today, I’m addressing resolving conflict.  Jesus talked about interpersonal … Read More

An Unshakable Kingdom

Robby Bradforddiscipleship, end times, eschatology, Jesus Christ, New Testament, prophecy, rapture, return of Jesus Christ, tribulation0 Comments

Yesterday’s message titled “An Unshakable Kingdom” addressed what seems to be growing concern in some sectors of Christianity about the imminent end of time.  With a number of prominent teachers and preachers suggesting on the airways and online that September 2015-September 2016 is going to be a time of great shaking, I felt it was time to address what the … Read More