#filled–Baptism in the Holy Spirit

Robby Bradfordbaptism in the Holy Spirit, Charismatic Christianity, discipleship, doctrine, Holy Spirit, New Testament, Pentecostalism, preaching, speaking in tongues, Sunday message series, Sunday morning, teaching0 Comments

Do you have questions about the Holy Spirit?  Have you wondered about the biblical and theological foundations of the baptism in the Holy Spirit? Yesterday I presented a content-rich message on why I believe the baptism in the Holy Spirit is an essential ingredient of the Christian experience. Check it out below and comment back on your impressions!

HEART MATTERS–Series for November 2014

Robby BradfordChrist-likeness, Church life, discipleship, First Assembly Community Ministries, spiritual growfth, Sunday message series, Sunday morning, Sunday themes0 Comments

This month we are focused on the heart of the Christian. The “heart” in the Bible is more than a physical organ that your life is dependent on. The heart, biblically speaking, is the seat of the emotions and the will and is the center of the interior self. After finishing the campus-wide series called “Free*” where sought to become … Read More

BACK 2 SCHOOL: Trials 101

Robby BradfordBible studies, Christianity, First Assembly Community Ministries, James, New Testament, preaching, problem of pain, suffering, Sunday message series, Sunday morning, teaching, temptations, trials0 Comments

This weekend we started on the book of James, and he starts with a subject that fills the Bible–suffering.  He also admonishes his readers to consider all kinds of trials with JOY. Check out the message below to gain perspective in how trials and trouble and pain make our lives fuller in the end.

UNITED Outline Week 2

Robby Bradfordcommunity, conflict, conflict resolution, early Christianity, forgiveness, interpersonal conflict, New Testament, preaching, Sunday message series, Sunday morning, teaching, unity0 Comments

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

UNITED: Jesus’ Prayer for Us

Robby BradfordChurch life, community, discipleship, ecclesiiology, First Assembly Community Ministries, Jesus Christ, preaching, Sunday message series, Sunday morning, teaching, unity0 Comments

This past Sunday’s message focused on John 17:20-23 and Ephesians 4:1-6.  Jesus spent time in his final season of prayer before his betrayal praying for the unity of his people and pointed to the power that comes when his followers are unified. Take some time to listen to the message in the video below and thinking about how you might … Read More

UNITED: Week One Outline

Robby BradfordChurch life, community, discipleship, ecclesiiology, First Assembly Community Ministries, preaching, Sunday message series, Sunday morning, Sunday themes, teaching, unity0 Comments

If you missed the message today or the outline, here it is.  I think it gave us all plenty to ponder. UNITED:  Jesus’ Prayer for Us John 17:20-23  “20My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me … Read More

Divine DNA–Power

Robby Bradfordbaptism in the Holy Spirit, discipleship, discover, experience, Holy Spirit, power, preaching, Sunday morning, teaching0 Comments

This last Sunday, we focused on the power of the Holy Spirit.  Jesus promises his disciples power as he leaves them because the power of the resurrection will begin invading and changing everything. The power behind the resurrection is the Holy Spirit–the One who makes Jesus to live again, and the one who animates believers to have the abundant life … Read More

Simple But Difficult

Robby Bradfordcharacter, discipleship, First Assembly Community Ministries, gratitude, New Testament, prayer, preaching, Sunday morning, teaching0 Comments

Much of the Christian faith falls into the category of “Simple, but Difficult”.  In this message on 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, we will examine just what the implications are of the three commands found there–“Rejoice always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”