Sermons by Andy Bratton
Don’t be a (foots)tool
Psalm 110; Mark 12 Sermon Big Idea: Jesus is Lord and regardless of circumstances we are to live for Him and by Him. David knew it 1,000 years before Jesus came. We need to know it and live it now. Mark 12:1-12 Mark 12:13-17 Mark 12:18-27 Mark 12:28-34 Mark 12:35-37 Mark 12:38-40 Mark 12:41-44 When you surrender everything, you declare, “Jesus is Lord.”
Big Hat, No Cattle
Sermon Scripture: Psalm 2 Sermon Big Idea: The “nations” rage at God because they don’t understand Him or know Him. Psalm 2:1-3 Psalm 2:4-6 Psalm 2:7-9 Psalm 2:10-12 He is all-powerful, we are not. He is all-knowing, we are not. He is ever-present, we are not. We were created to worship Him, not to be worshiped by Him.
Simplexity of Happiness
The recipe for happiness doesn’t come in the stuff of the world, but the stuff of God’s Word. Job 1:1,5 Job 1:22 Job 2:9,10 Psalm 1:1 Psalm 1:2 Psalm 1:3 Psalm 1:4-6 We are best equipped for our journey with Jesus carrying God’s Word. And while the journey may not always be happy, the destination will be.
Hebrews 11:10,15-16,26 Deuteronomy 18:15,18 2 Samuel 7:1-3 V. 4-7 V. 8-11 V. 12-17 Psalm 110 John 14:6 Jesus has gone to prepare a place for those who have faith like the Bible greats. The key to entrance is making our space His place.
A Battle of Kings
Sermon Big Idea: Like the people of Israel we want a king to lead us like the rest of the world, but only Jesus is the good and perfect King. Keep going – James 1:12 Imitate – Colossians 2:6-7 Surrender – Galatians 2:20; Luke 14:33 Serve – 2 Samuel 24:24; Matthew 23:11 The people of Israel chose to look like the world instead of the King that was fighting hardest for their hearts.
Set Apart by a Snake
Sermon Big Idea: We have people in our lives we look to for rescue, but only one we look to can bring salvation and it’s Jesus. Deuteronomy 18:15-18 We’ve been called or appointed, miraculously rescued, and are being trained in righteousness. Our response can be to grumble, complain, reject, make excuses, or look to Jesus.
Fit to Battle
Sermon Scripture: 2 Samuel 11 Sermon Big Idea: Being set apart starts with a broken spirit before God. He desires a broken spirit before sacrifices. God chooses, God leads, God allows 2 Samuel 11:1-5 2 Samuel 11:6-13 2 Samuel 11:14-21 2 Samuel 11:22-25 2 Samuel 11:26-27 2 Samuel 12:13-15 Leviticus 11:45; Psalm 51:16-17 2 Corinthians 7:1 We are holy because God chose us. We repent because God leads us. We are forgiven because God allows it.
A Promised Restoration
Sermon Scripture: Hebrews 11:8-19,39-40 Sermon Big Idea: God made a covenant with Abram that Abram responded to with faith. And that faith justified him. Genesis 2:16-17 Genesis 3:17-19 Genesis 4:6-7 Genesis 4:11-12 Genesis 8:21 Genesis 9:6, 12-17 Genesis 12:1-3 Genesis 12:4 Hebrews 11:8-9 Genesis 22:1-3 Hebrews 11:17-19 Hebrews 11:10,13,16,19,39-40 Hebrews 9:15 Luke 22:20 John 3:16 Parity Treaty vs. Suzerain Treaty The conditions of the contract are to believe and live. Will you sign on the line?
In His Likeness
Sermon Big Idea: We were created to rule the earth not be ruled by it. Genesis 1:26-30;2:7-9,15,18-25 Created to be like Him In community Made to have dominion Apart from animals Glory seeking Enhancers of creation Not created to be Him Created to be restored by Him. He took our place, saving us from trying to take his place.
The 3 in Chapter 1
Sermon Scripture: Genesis 1-2 Sermon Big Idea: God’s true identity is revealed in creation. Isaiah 43:7 1 John 4:7-8 We were created for God’s glory and in his glory it is his pleasure for us to know love.