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Sermons by Andy Bratton (Page 15)

Sermons by Andy Bratton (Page 15)

Making a Murder

Weapons of a Master’s Destruction

The weapons used to kill Jesus… Mark 14:63-65 Mark 15:15 Started with a decision of guilt. Mark 14:65 Mark 15:16-20 Moved to a justifiable humiliation. Mark 15:15 Continued to a convincing physical brutality. Mark 15:21-32 Ended with piercing. Isaiah 53:1-9 God created hearts to love, tongues to praise, and hands to serve. An unconvinced sinner uses their heart to judge, their tongue to condemn, and their hands to destroy.
Making a Murder

A Sentimental Journey

The Israelites were enslaved.  Exodus 1:13 The Israelites cried out and God listened.  Exodus 2:23-25 God sent a deliverer named Moses.  Exodus 3:10 The Israelites listened and obeyed.  Exodus 12:28 The blood of a lamb was used to free them.  Exodus 12:7 Jesus is our Passover lamb. How are you preparing for the ultimate Passover? Prepare by anointing.  Mark 14:8 Prepare by eating.  Mark 14:22-25 Prepare by watching and praying.  Mark 14:38 Don’t waste your life!
Making a Murder

The Plot Thickens

Mark 14:1-2 Mark 14:10-11 Mark 14:43-50 1.  Separate his people from Him Mark 14:53-65 2.  Twist his words Mark 15:1-15 3.  Turn his people away Genesis 3:1-5 Convince everyone that we are better off without Him. James 1:13-15
Making a Murder

The Motive

Sermon Scripture:  Mark 14-16 Judas, Caiaphas, and Pilate were the three suspects. Mark 14:10-11 John 18:14; Mark 14:53-55 Mark 15:15 All three had one thing in common:  A heart apart from God. Mark 14:4-5 Mark 14:1-2 John 19:7-8, 12, 15 Power was the motive behind the killing of Jesus. John 11:45-48 Genesis 3:6 Sin was the charge that led to a guilty plea. Romans 6:23 Isaiah 53:4-5 My name is:  ______________________ and I killed Jesus. Isaiah 61:1

Sign Me Up!

Mark 13:24-31 God’s signs are clear. God’s signs are miraculous. God’s signs are certain. One of God’s signs to us is Jesus.  Don’t wait for other signs to surrender.

Does Jesus Vote You?

Mark 13:3-23 “For decades, we have piled deficit upon deficit, mortgaging our future and our children’s future for the temporary convenience of the present…. You and I, as individuals, can, by borrowing, live beyond our means, but for only a limited period of time. Why, then, should we think that collectively, as a nation, we are not bound by that same limitation?“ The 2 P’s of Prophecy Persuasion Prosecution Jesus demonstrates his love and power in revelation and warning. Jesus…

For Heaven’s Sake

Mark 12:28-13:2 The quality of our offering is not measured by the amount, but rather by the heart A sacrifice is an offering, but not all offerings are sacrifices. You don’t have to sound the trumpet for God to see your gift. May the building we do with our offerings be Kingdom building.

Beware!

Sermon Scripture:  Mark 12:35-40 BEWARE of those who miss the Messiah. BEWARE of those who show but don’t know. BEWARE of those who seek titles other than child of God. BEWARE of those who seek honor as opposed to living honorably. BEWARE of those who prey on God’s sheep. BEWARE of those who talk to God from a distance. BEWARE of becoming one of those you need to beware of! What the Lord requires of us:  “…do justice, love kindness,…

The Two Main Issues

Sermon Scripture:  Mark 12:28-34 While the politicians were arguing, a seeker of truth had an honest question. Jesus didn’t bring new wisdom to an old answer.  He brought new action to old instruction. The Scribe quoted the prophet Hosea revealing his knowledge of Scripture, but most importantly his understanding of it. Jesus challenges our confidence in eternity by telling the Scribe he is close. Voting Jesus simplifies our life’s agenda as there is only a 2 point plan.  Love God…