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Sermons by Andy Bratton (Page 14)

Sermons by Andy Bratton (Page 14)

The Pants Nobody Wants to Wear

2 Kings 5:1-15 Naaman was a man of great power The Jewish slaves taken in war were powerless Naaman was a man of great possessions Jewish slaves only possessed what was in their heart and mind Naaman was a man of great pride The Jewish slaves took pride in who they served   The power of God comes in one size, and it fits all

What Did I Do Wrong?

Big Idea:  Keep giving them Jesus Luke 15:1-7 Give them Jesus Own the reality Luke 15:8-10 Stay faithful Luke 15:11-32 Pray like crazy! Eagerly await their return Live it up when they come home Giving them Jesus is living and sharing the Gospel

CTRL+ALT+DEL

Proverbs 3:1-12 Trust in the Lord is giving over control. Leaning on his understanding is listening to an alternate voice. Acknowledging Him as Lord is deleting ourselves from that position.   How to keep the right vision from leaving you… Control what goes in – (2 Timothy 3:16-17) Cry out to the alternate voice – (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) Delete the bad influences from your life – (Hebrews 10:24-25)

A Father’s Vision

A father gives good gifts (Matthew 7:7-11) A father has compassion (Psalm 103:11-13) A father disciplines (Hebrews 12:7-11) A father provides stability (Ephesians 5:25) A father has a clear vision for his child’s eternity

Moms have eyes in the back of their head

Luke 2:41-44 A child’s presence is comfort to a mother (v. 44) Luke 2:45-482.  2. A child’s actions are personal to a mother (v. 48) Luke 2:49-51 3. A child’s life is reflective to a mother (v. 51) Luke 2:52 4. A child’s progress is a mother’s desire (v. 52) 5. Do you know where your kids are?

Put the “i” in Warrior

Proverbs 22:6 Psalm 127:3-5 Arrows equip a warrior (v. 3) Children are the future soldiers Children show us how to have faith (Luke 18:3-4) Children are evidence of our faith (Deuteronomy 7:9; Exodus 20:5) Arrows give a warrior confidence (v. 4) God’s promise to Abraham of descendants (Genesis 12:1-3) Arrows are desired in battle (v. 5) The more the merrier A man with a full quiver is not put to shame. Arrows in the right bow win battles (v. 5)…

Help! My Family is Nuts!

Sermon Scripture:  2 Samuel 13-18 Big idea:  Families need Jesus as the Patriarch Satisfaction of earthly desires causes blood to spill (2 Samuel 13:15) Revenge is a result of boiling blood (2 Samuel 13:28) Bad blood isn’t easily cleansed (2 Samuel 14:33b) Blood is thicker than sin (2 Samuel 18:33) Patching up family relationships – 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 Be watchful Stand firm in the faith Act like men, be strong Do everything in love

Frienemy

Friends have a covenant connection. (1 Samuel 18:3) Friends have clear communication.  (1 Samuel 19:1-3) Friends are confident and collected.  (1 Samuel 19:4-7) Friends are caring and close.  (1 Samuel 20:41-42; 2 Samuel 1:12) Friends stay courageously true to their covenant.  (20:42; 24:10; 2 Samuel 9:7) Why friendships fail? Sharpening is done by friction (Proverbs 27:17) Confession moves the bar (James 5:16) A bad connection (James 4:1-10) Strong friendship exists when we become the friend we expect others to be…

A Healthy Relationship is all Wet

What the Bible says about Baptism: Baptism washes away sin.  (Acts 2:38; Acts 22:16) Baptism comes with the gift of the Holy Spirit.  (Acts 2:38) Unites us with Christ. (Romans 6:5) – put this one on screen We put on Christ.  (Galatians 3:27) – put this one on screen Baptism enters you into membership of the body of Christ.(1 Corinthians 12:12-13) put this one on screen Baptism saves you. (1 Peter 3:21) – put this one on screen The popular…
Making a Murder

The Appearance

Mark 15:42-16:14 The appearance of the crucifixion is that the story of Jesus’ life was over. The appearance of an empty tomb meant one of three things: Jesus never died Someone stole the body Jesus was resurrected The appearance is that there was only one murder that week. Live your life in the joy of knowing you experienced your own resurrection!