Sermons by Andy Bratton
Don’t let people label you. Identify with Jesus. Avoid bad company. Good company is where Jesus is present. Don’t take my word for it. Let God speak for Himself. The best wisdom a mother can offer is, “God loves you,” and, “The Gospel is true.”
Luke 5:27-32 Luke 14:7-14 The table was an important place of Jewish fellowship. The table was reserved for special guests. The table provided Jesus a teaching opportunity. It is important who you invite. It is important to behave properly as an invitee. The table was a place of restoration. John 21:1-14 For Peter, the table was a nod from Jesus saying, “It’s okay, I forgive you. Matthew 26:26-29 Who do you need to invite to breakfast this week? When we…
John 20:1-10 Peter and John saw and believed. John 20:11-18 Mary Magdalene said, “I have seen.” John 20:19-23 The Disciples, “saw the Lord.” John 20:24-29 Thomas said, “Unless I see.” John 20:30-31 John wrote these words “…so that you…”
James 3:8-10 1 Chronicles 11:4-9 2 Chronicles 36:17-21 Mark 10:46; 11:11
Acknowledge that it all belongs to God – Psalm 89:11; 24:1 Believe this world is not our home – Hebrews 13:14 Control money before it controls you – Proverbs 22:7; Luke 14:28 Distribute it God’s way Storehouse – Malachi 3:10 Seek a cause – 1 Corinthians 16:2 Save – Proverbs 13:11 Spend – Proverbs 22:7; 21:20 Genesis 4:1-7; Hebrews 11:1-4 Managing money is all about faith and fear. Do I trust and respect God enough to turn it all over…
Psalm 103:1-22 (ESV)
Ephesians 4:11-12 1 .What PART of the church will light up when you plug in? Ephesians 4:13-14 2. We stay plugged in so the current isn’t interrupted. Ephesians 4:15-16 3. We want everyone to plug in so we can add more outlets. When the source of our power is Jesus, our community will grow!
God gave his people sizable standards – Exodus 25:8-9 God gave his people specific schematics – Exodus 26:1-6 God gave his people special skills – Exodus 31:1-11 God’s plan was to commune with His covenant people. – Exodus 25:22 God gave us a clear commission – Matthew 28:18-20a God gave us a ginormous goal – Matthew 28:19 God gave us a meaningful message – John 3:16 As we fulfill God’s purpose, His presence will be palpable. – Matthew 28:20b
A summary of two recent mission trips to Haiti and the account of leaving amidst Haitian protests, riots, and manifestations.
Matthew 5:9-12 Philippians 4:6-7 Jesus asks us to have a peace that surpasses human understanding. Jesus asks us to endure persecution like the prophets. With both, He promises us adoption. John 12:1-8 Mary chose perfume over picketing. Mary was chastised not cheered. Matthew 26:13 Mary was memorialized by her maker. John 18:4-12 Peter chose a sword over sonship. Peter was chastised not cheered. Peter thought he was protecting the Prince of Peace. Mary was protecting a promise. Jesus asks us…