Sermons by Andy Bratton

Sermons by Andy Bratton

Easter Sunday at Kalkaska Church of Christ

Heaven and Earth will pass away, but…

If we are convinced the Bible is true, then we must believe in the resurrection. Hebrews 4:12 2 Timothy 3:14-16 Psalm 119:105 Colossians 3:16 2 Peter 1:19 Luke 24:44 John 20:31 I believe the Bible to be true because of… The Bibliographical evidence The divine evidence The personal evidence Because I believe the Bible is true, I believe… Genesis 1:1, Genesis 3, John 3:16, Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, Romans 10:9-10, Romans 5:8, Romans 6:1-4, John 20:1-18. I mostly believe the How COVID has affected us
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mazi (together)

Sermon Scripture:  Song of Solomon 8 Sermon Big Idea:  While we can’t control our kids’ decisions, we can pave the way to Jesus through our example of what a Godly marriage is. Be an example (Song of Solomon 8:1-4) Philippians 3:17 Ephesians 5:1-5 Matthew 5:16 Be a protector (Song of Solomon 8:8-10) Philippians 2:4 Proverbs 24:11 David and Goliath 1 Samuel 17:37, 45-47 Be a guide (Song of Solomon 8:11-12) Proverbs 22:6; John 14:6 (the way) Proverbs 3:5-6 (God as How COVID has affected us
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But What If…?

Sermon Big Idea:  Moving on from a broken marriage requires moving to Jesus and making sure that your relationship with Him is healed first. What the Bible says about divorce Malachi 2:13-16 (NLT) Mark 10:2-12 (NLT) What the Bible teaches about avoiding divorce 1 Corinthians 7:10-16 (NLT) What the Bible says to a divorced person Ezekiel 36:22-38 (NLT) 1 John 1:9 (NLT)
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Getting the “W” in an argument

Scripture:  Song of Solomon 5:9-16;6:8-10 Big Idea:  Conflict in marriage is inevitable.  We need to figure out a course of action to work through it so it doesn’t work through us. Who are we? James 1:19; Ephesians 4:31 Song of Solomon 5:9-16; 6:8-10 Genesis 2:24 What happened? John 7:24 NLT Where do I go for help?  Song of Solomon 6:1 1 Corinthians 6:1-7 2 Timothy 3:16 Will you forgive me? Matthew 5:9 Why wouldn’t I? Luke 17:3 Ephesians 4:26-27 Colossians How COVID has affected us
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The Topic None of us Wants to Discuss

Sermon Scripture:  Song of Solomon 4:1-5:1 Sermon Big Idea:  To understand sex in a marriage relationship is to understand each other. Song of Solomon 4:1-5:1 Time is your friend and so is your spouse Solomon took time to compliment his wife Solomon took time to admire his wife Solomon took time to explore his wife Romance is an art so don’t settle for dogs playing poker Solomon used flattering words Solomon’s words painted a vivid picture Solomon’s words were suggestive How COVID has affected us
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Here Comes the Groom?

The excitement of the wedding day is exponential when entered in preparation, not a conclusion. Scripture: Song of Solomon 3:6-11 The way is led by God (v. 6a) Exodus 13:21-22; 2 Chronicles 32:8 Romans 12:2 James 4:8a The witnesses are guards (v. 7-8) Matthew 18:16 Deuteronomy 19:15 Proverbs 27:17 The groom enters with confidence (v. 9-10) 2 Corinthians 12:9 2 Timothy 1:7 Hebrews 13:6 The parents approve (v. 11) Matthew 19:5-6 Genesis 2:24-25 With the right preparation, the wedding day How COVID has affected us
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Blanketed

Sermon Scripture:  Song of Solomon 2-3 Sermon Big Idea:  If we can visualize and conceptualize being in God’s loving arms, parent’s loving arms, and finally the loving arms of our spouse, we will realize the relationship with God, family, and our spouse God wants for us. Song of Solomon 2 Visualize The only one for you – (2:1-3) The strength of your relationship – (2: 4-7) Being together forever – (2:8-17) Song of Solomon 3:1-5 Conceptualize Being together – (3:1) How COVID has affected us
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Revving up the Engine

Song of Solomon 1 Sermon Big Idea:  True love starts in the courting process.  The temptation for sex should be strong because our love is strong.  When we wait it makes the goal that much sweeter. Love songs have memorable words. Complimentary words Words of familiarity Heartfelt words Matthew 12:34 Love songs have a synchronized harmony. Confidence in who God gave you Genesis 2:23 Being together Ecclesiastes 4:12 Love songs paint a moving picture. Pictures of honesty Pictures of desire How COVID has affected us
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Wait but don’t wait

Sermon Scripture:  1 Corinthians 7:6-9, Matthew 19:11-12, 1 Timothy 5:1-16 The bedroom for singles is a construction zone in which only the owner is allowed.  Singleness can be freeing but also discouraging.  Wait, don’t “awaken love until it pleases.”  But, don’t wait to be who God created you to be. What the Bible says about being single… 1 Corinthians 7:7-8 It’s good Be as Paul was Matthew 19:10-12 Marriage isn’t God’s plan for everyone Better to stay single than become How COVID has affected us
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Jesus is a Miracle Worker

Sermon Big Idea:  Jesus is a miracle worker and the biggest miracle He worked was you and I. John 1:43-51 Genesis 32:28 Genesis 27:36a Genesis 28:10-13a John 2:8-9a – Wedding at Cana John 4:49-50 – Heals an official’s son John 5:8-9a – Heals an invalid John 6:11 – Feeds 5,000 John 6:19 – Walks on water John 9:3,6 – Heals a blind man John 11:40-43 – Raises Lazarus John 20:18 – Resurrection John 20:26 – Walked through walls John 21:6 How COVID has affected us