Sermons by Andy Bratton

Sermons by Andy Bratton

7 Questions Sermon Series at Kalkaska Church of Christ

How Have We Robbed You?

Malachi 3:8-12 Big Idea:  Robbing God is stunting growth The Israelite’s giving responsibility was multiple tithes. A tenth was God’s – Leviticus 27:30 The tenth was given to Levites – Numbers 18:21-24 A tenth for the festival tithe – Deuteronomy 14:22-23 A tenth every third year for those in need – Deuteronomy 14:28-29 The tithe was to show love for God and love to others. The tithe, like all of God’s laws, were met with His blessing. The Heavens open…
7 Questions Sermon Series at Kalkaska Church of Christ

“How Have we Worried Him?”

Malachi 2:17-3:5 God is wearied by his creation challenging his justice. (2:17) Why do good things happen to bad people? (Jonah 4:1-4) Our confusion about good and bad The perspective of Job and Jonah (Job 42:3) God is wearied by constant refining. (3:1-4) Christian amnesia (Isaiah 51:13) Christian refining (Isaiah 48:10, Proverbs 27:17, 2 Timothy 3:16-17) God is wearied by being in conflict with his creation. (3:5) The sin of seeking other guidance (1 Samuel 28:6-7) The sin of seeking…
7 Questions Sermon Series at Kalkaska Church of Christ

Why do you not accept our worship?

Sermon Scripture:  Malachi 2:10-16 Our life is an offering to God. (Malachi 2:10) Presented to Him – Romans 12:1 Presented to others – 2 Corinthians 3:2 Presented to each other – John 13:35 Marriage is an offering to God. (Malachi 2:11) God gave woman to man – Genesis 2 Evenly yoked – 2 Corinthians 6:14 Man is to love her – Ephesians 5:25 Woman is to submit and respect him – Ephesians 5:22,33b Man leaves mother/father and unites with wife…
7 Questions Sermon Series at Kalkaska Church of Christ

How have we Despised Your Name?

Sermon Scripture:  Malachi 1:6-2:9 The first offering in the Bible was rejected. (Genesis 4:1-5) Cain’s was rejected Abel’s was accepted What was the difference? The third offering was a pleasing aroma. (Genesis 8:20-21) Noah and his sons The fourth offering was to the wrong god. (Genesis 11:4) The tower of Babel was honoring man The offering God desires is… Given with honor (Malachi 1:6a) Given in fear (Malachi 1:6b) Given from the best (Malachi 1:7-14) Led by example (Malachi 2:1-9)…
7 Questions Sermon Series at Kalkaska Church of Christ

How Have you Loved Us?

Malachi 1:1-5 Questions I have Questions we all may have The book of Malachi is the only time we hear of Malachi Malachi may have followed Nehemiah in Jerusalem Written about post-exilic time for Israelites God loved Israel by choosing them to be his people. The calling of Abraham – Genesis 12 What does it mean that he “hated” Esau? Judah the son of promise – Revelation 5:5 God loved Israel by protecting them from enemy nations. Ishmael – Genesis…
Grace is Still Amazing

The New in View

God’s will for the saints: Join in planting, support, and prayer (15:22-33) Join in remembering and celebrating stories (16:1-16) Join in unity (16:17-23) What Paul said about unity (1 Cor. 1:10, Philippians 2:2) What Jesus said about unity (Matthew 18:19) A verse that has caused disunity (Romans 16:17) Join in giving God glory (16:25-27) God’s grace is still amazing because of the new in His view.  He hasn’t given up on those who haven’t surrendered to Him.
Grace is Still Amazing

Leave a Mark

Romans 12:9-15:21 Marks of a Christian Matthew 22:36-40 John 13:35 John 3:16 Love each other (12:9-21; 13:8-14; 14:1-23; 15:1-7) With actions Without judgment With inaction Respect the laws of the land (13:1-7) With humility Without ignorance Preach the Gospel (15:8-21 and Isaiah 66:19; 2 Timothy 4:1-2) With words With new ears
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In the King’s (not so secret) service

Romans 11:1-12:8 Israel served as God’s people. (11:1-10) All the world blessed through Abraham. (Genesis 12:1-3) From David will come the Messiah. (Isaiah 9:6-7) Jesus is born to Mary and Joseph from the tribe of Judah. (Luke 2:4-7) Gentiles served as God’s message to Israel. (11:11-24) God don’t make junk! (Acts 10:34) Parable of the laborers (Matthew 20:1-16) Gentiles, don’t get the big head Mercy served as God’s reasoning. (11:25-36) All disobey so God’s mercy will be shown For God…
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Right or Left?

Romans 10:5-21 Dad’s words are/were Pointed, Preventative, thought Provoking God’s message to his creation is about righteousness. Righteousness is closer than we think. (5-8) Through Moses in Deuteronomy 30:12-14 We don’t have to physically search any farther than where we are Righteousness is a calling. (9-13) Let the overflowing of our mouth be that Jesus is Lord (Luke 6:45) How do we “call” on the Lord? It is a calling for everyone Righteousness is in the message we carry. (14-15;17)…
Grace is Still Amazing

God’s Way

Romans 9:1-10:4 Introduction:  Paul wishes he could save the Israelites 1-4a God’s way is to give. 4b-5 Revealed his glory Made covenants Gave them the law Gave them the privilege of worshiping Him Gave them his wonderful promises God’s way is to choose us NOT for our good or bad works. 6-13 He chose Abraham He chose Isaac He chose Jacob For his purposes God’s way is to show mercy. 14-29 We can’t work for it We may think it…