Sermons by Andy Bratton (Page 17)

Sermons by Andy Bratton (Page 17)

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!
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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.
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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!
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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
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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