Sermons by Andy Bratton (Page 18)

Sermons by Andy Bratton (Page 18)

Breathe it in and let it out

Mark 4:1-20 The seed The Word of God is relevant to us today. Hebrews 4:12 The Word of God is sowed throughout the world today. Bible translators The soil Some have ears, but don’t hear Some have minds that wander Romans 8:28 James 1:2-4 Some have hearts that are deceived Matthew 6:24 Some have a well cultivated faith James 5:7-8 The produce A good harvest yields good fruit – hear and accept A good harvest yields a large amount of fruit…

Under the Influence of Family

Mark 3:31-35 The influence of your earthly family… Earthly family has a biological influence Earthly family has an environmental influence Earthly family has an emotional influence “Whoever does the will of God, he is my brother and sister and mother.” The influence of your Spiritual family… (Acts 2:42-47) A Spiritual family is influenced by purpose (Matt 22:36-40), (Matt 28:18-20) A Spiritual family is influenced by teaching (1 John 2:6) A Spiritual family is influenced by diet (1 Cor. 11:26) A…

Under the Influence of the Holy Spirit

Mark 3:22-30 Beelzebub… was good (Genesis 1:31) fell from Heaven (Luke 10:18) Is an adversary to Jesus (Job 1-2; Mark 1:13) Is attempting to destroy Jesus and us (1 Peter 5:8) Jesus… was and is good (2 Corinthians 5:21) lifts up the fallen (Mark 1-2) Is our ally (Matthew 11:28-30) Came to restore (John 3:17) Scribes… were good (Matthew 23:1-3) had fallen (Matthew 23:1-36) became adversarial (Mark 2:1-12) were setting out to destroy Jesus (Mark 3:6) John 16:4b-11 Holy Spirit…

Under the Influence of Jesus

Mark 3:7-21; Mark 16 Who had the biggest influence on your life? ___________________ Jesus had a physical influence. Jesus had a spiritual influence. Jesus had a leadership influence. Jesus has a physical influence. Jesus has a spiritual influence. Jesus has a leadership influence. Who has the biggest influence on your life? ____________________

The Tale of Two Sermons

Mark 2:23-3:6 Sermon One – A Twofold Gift The Sabbath was instituted by God Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath Take a break! Genesis 2:1-3 Deuteronomy 5:12-15 Exodus 31:12-17 Sermon Two – A Single Agenda The Pharisees had an unrighteous agenda Jesus had a righteousness agenda What is your agenda?

A Faith Restart

Mark 2:18-22 Past performance predicts future behavior The Pharisees were focused on the past Fasting is a thing of the past and the future Jesus is the bridegroom and we are the bride Old vs. New Go out on a limb and leave the old you behind!

Risking Your Reputation

Mark 2:13-17 Jesus… Called a Sick Man Dined with a Sick Man Cured a Sick Man Who is Jesus calling you to call, dine, and invite to the great physician? Jesus desired mercy not sacrifice. – Matthew 9:13

Being on a Mission

Jesus heals a leper in Mark 1:40-45. We see from these verses that both Jesus and Satan were on a mission. The church today has been given a mission by Jesus.
Hitting the Mark

Being Alone with Jesus

Mark 1:35-39 Jesus is becoming more and more popular. The people are flocking to Him like a celebrity. He chooses to take a time to get away and pray to the Father. In our busyness we too, need to plan and take a time to get away without distraction to pray and commune with the Father.