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Sermons by Andy Bratton

Sermons by Andy Bratton

Unleashed Sermon Series at Kalkaska Church of Christ

Offended

Big Idea:  The gospel message breaks down before it builds up. Acts 24:1-9 The truth of the Gospel offends people as it breaks down their foundational beliefs. Acts 24:10-21 The foundational truth of the Gospel is that it doesn’t break down the law, it fulfills it. Acts 24:22-27 The foundation of the Gospel is righteousness, self-control, and preparing for Jesus’ return. People either love or hate that God is asking for faith and surrender.
Unleashed Sermon Series at Kalkaska Church of Christ

What are You Faithful to?

Sermon Scripture: Acts 23:12-35 Sermon Big Idea:  Be faithful until death for the right things. 2 Samuel 23:34b 2 Samuel 11:3 2 Samuel 17:23 Acts 23:12-15 The unbelieving Jews were faithful to the removal of Paul and the gospel. Acts 23:16-30 The Tribune was faithful to his own survival. Acts 23:31-35 The Governor was faithful to justice. Let’s be found faithful to the message of the Messiah., not the message of me.
Unleashed Sermon Series at Kalkaska Church of Christ

Purpose

Sermon Scripture: Acts 22:22-23:11 Sermon Big Idea:  God has a plan for all of us.  Following it gives our life purpose.  Not following it is disobedience. Ephesians 2:10 Acts 22:22-29 The Tribune’s purpose was to bring peace by way of pain. Acts 22:30-23:5 The council’s purpose was to expose Paul as a false teacher by way of false testimony. Acts 23:6-10 Paul’s purpose was to expose dissension by debate. Acts 23:11 Jesus’ purpose was to fulfill His plan by way How COVID has affected us
Unleashed Sermon Series at Kalkaska Church of Christ

Listen or Ignore

Sermon Scripture: Acts 21:1-22:21 Sermon Big Idea:  Warning signs come in different ways and we can choose to ignore them or adhere to them.  Regardless, there may be consequences.  God gave us warning signs.  How will we respond to them? Warning signs can be… Physical – Romans 1:20, Verbal – Exodus 16:18-20 Prophetic – Daniel 4:25 From the Holy Spirit – Acts 21:4, 10-11 What really matters is our response. Matthew 10:32-33 – Focus on the promise not the penalty How COVID has affected us
Unleashed Sermon Series at Kalkaska Church of Christ

A Farewell Tour

Sermon Scripture: Acts 20 Sermon Big Idea:  Finishing the race is important.  Paul chose to finish his by preaching the Gospel and encouraging believers.  How will we finish ours? Acts 20:1-6 It was important to Paul to have his farewell tour be encouraging. Acts 20:7-16 Paul’s farewell tour mimicked Jesus’ farewell tour. Acts 20:17-38 Paul’s farewell tour is a testimony to God’s grace. Our farewell tour starts today.  Will our farewell tour point to Jesus or to self?
Unleashed Sermon Series at Kalkaska Church of Christ

Be Complete

 Acts 19:1-20 Sermon Big Idea:  Jesus came to fulfill the law and the prophets.  Without Him, teaching, life, and eternity are incomplete.  Things are better with Jesus. Acts 19:1-7 Complete faith is unity with Jesus. Acts 19:8-10 Complete faith is bold. Acts 19:11-20 Complete faith is full knowledge of Jesus. Everything is complete and better with Jesus!
Happy Father's Day 2022

What Dads Do

Acts 18:18-28 Sermon Big Idea:  Dads, keep your focus and stay faithful to the journey. Acts 18:18-23 Dads, seize the opportunity to teach. Dads, pursue discipline. Dads, wisdom is strength. Acts 18:24-28 Dads, encourage but keep training. Dads, see potential and create ways for potential to be realized. A dads work isn’t done until the dad is called home to be with the Father.
Unleashed Sermon Series at Kalkaska Church of Christ

Occupational Hazard

Acts 18:1-17 Sermon Big Idea:  We all are on mission for God.  Do we see it as of first important or a side hustle? Acts 18:1-17 The physical hazard of Paul’s occupation was ever present. The emotional hazard of Paul’s occupation was relayed in his letters. The Spiritual hazard of Paul’s occupation was frustration. The real occupational hazard of being a Christ follower is remembering that being on mission is our first occupation.
Unleashed Sermon Series at Kalkaska Church of Christ

Seasoned

Acts 17 Sermon Big Idea:  It’s not the delivery, it’s not the audience, it’s the action of doing. Colossians 4:2-6 Acts 17:1-9 Paul reasoned with his listeners from God’s Word. Hebrews 4:12 2 Timothy 4:1-2 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Seek Scripture The results:  1 Thessalonians 1:1-8 Acts 17:10-15 The Bereans checked God’s Word before agreeing with Paul. Acts 17:16-34 God provoked Paul and Paul provoked the Athenians. When the Holy Spirit is unleashed within us, the audience doesn’t matter, just the How COVID has affected us