Sermons by Andy Bratton (Page 16)
Scripture: Mark 9:42-50 Children are a blessing Children are a responsibility Our bodies are a blessing Our bodies are a responsibility Irresponsibility with God’s blessing brings an eternal curse Prayer and God’s Word List the things you want your kids to learn Action Never miss a teaching opportunity
Mark 9:38-41 Jesus’ name is powerful Jesus’ name makes witnesses Jesus’ name brings rewards Philippians 2:9-10
Mark 9:30-37 Jesus teaches the Disciples – 9:30-32 Jesus defines himself Jesus defines his role Jesus defines his victory What did the Disciples not understand? – 9:33-37 True greatness True humility True acceptance Greatness is defined at the cross!
Acts 2:14 – 2:47 “Save yourselves from this crooked generation.” (Acts 2:40) The generation ignored God’s Word The generation ignored God’s signs The generation ignored, rejected, and killed the Savior “What should we do?” (2:37) Repent and be baptized Receive the Holy Spirit The people’s response was twofold: (2:42-47) Attended Temple together Met in each other’s homes
Mentality of a Disciple (Mark 1:16-20) Stop Drop Roll Behavior of a Disciple (John 21:15-22) Listen Ask Learn Mission of a Disciple (Acts 16:11-15) Depart Deliver Duplicate
Mark 8:22-30 Mark gives us a double take of Jesus’ ministry. Jesus gives us a double take of instruction. Peter gives us the first and only take on Jesus’ true identity.
Mark 8:1-21 Compassion is caring for others Faith is belief there will be enough Understanding is knowledge of the perfection of Christ within the broken pieces The Pharisees tested Jesus because they didn’t believe The Pharisees wanted a sign of power Jesus’ answer is compassion The disciples were focused on the physical Jesus says to focus on the Spiritual Conclusion: It is time to re-focus!
Mark 7:24-37 The message spread to the Gentiles Jesus tested the Gentiles The Gentiles proved their faith We confront the mess by… Opening our ears Loosening our tongue
Mark 7:1-23 Americans wanted to be free from a king. Americans didn’t want another king. Americans wanted to be united. God desires to be Israel’s King. The Israelites rejected God as King. Jesus reveals what truly unites us.