Sermons by Andy Bratton (Page 2)

Sermons by Andy Bratton (Page 2)

One Love

Revelation 2-3 Sermon Big Idea:  The church is called to be growing in Christ The letters were to churches, not individuals. The letters followed a consistent pattern. The letters end with a promise. 3 Questions… If a letter were written from God, delivered by Jesus to KCC, would you consider yourself one of the recipients? How would the letter describe KCC? Are you prepared for the promise?

One Vision

Revelation 1 Revelation is… About Jesus, from God, to be delivered by John. (v. 1-2) A blessing to all that read, hear, and keep the words it contains. (v. 3) A message to a specific group of churches. (v. 4,11) Clear about who Jesus is, what He did, and will do. (v. 5-8; 12-18) Other worldly. (v. 19-20) If the ultimate end results in one team standing in victory, shouldn’t we want to join that team?  

Be enCOURAGEd

1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11 Be enCOURAGEd by the greatest rescue plan ever. Be enCOURAGEd for those who have died knowing Jesus. Be enCOURAGEd that your belief in Jesus as Savior gives you hope for his return. Be enCOURAGEd that those who are children of light won’t be caught unprepared. Be enCOURAGEd that the invitation to be a child of the light is still available. Have COURAGE and take action in your reaction to the Gospel!  

Extract Satan

Sermon Scripture:  1 Thessalonians 1-3 Sermon Big Idea:  We can rescue our community and surrounding communities using the same plan God had for Thessalonica Thessalonica was commended for their work of faith, labor of love, and steadfastness of hope. (1 Thessalonians 1:2-7) In word Power of the Spirit Full conviction Thessalonica was commended for hearing the Word and being doers of the Word. (1 Thessalonians 1:8-10) How they received the missionaries How they turned from idols Their patience Paul’s example…

Back to the Beginning

The Rapture An idea first mentioned in 1830 by Margaret Macdonald A theology first developed in 1830 by John Darby A theology spread by Cyrus Scofield in early 20th century A theology taught by Dwight Moody and Billy Graham A theology further emphasized by Hal Lindsey and Tim LaHaye Matthew 24:36-44 The second coming will be like in the days of Noah The good stays and the evil is taken away 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 The dead in Christ will rise…

From Birth to Life

The virgin birth further blinds those who already can’t see. Jesus’ life and ministry isn’t disputed, his identity is. Jesus’ death isn’t disputed, the effect is. The victory of the cross was the resurrection of the Christ.   Jesus’ resurrection is disputed, but the effect isn’t.

Directionally Challenged

Why do we have different languages if we were created by one God? Man had one language and developed one layout for one location. God wanted man to follow His plan by filling the earth and fixing their eyes on Him. God used confusion to bring clarity to His plan. What can we learn from the story of the tower of Babel? If we use a Biblical worldview, we can explain why there are different languages. At times we have…

Friction

Genesis 6-8 The beginning of the catastrophe was sin spiraling out of control. The peak of the catastrophe is that all of men’s hearts were evil all the time. The effect of the catastrophe is people questioning God’s love. The result of the catastrophe was that the world was saved by the washing of water. The spiritual and geological effect of the flood reflects the power of our eternal God IF you see the world through the lens of the…

The Other Tree in Eden

Genesis 3 The course of corruption started with confusion. (v. 1-4) The core of corruption is man’s desire for power. (v. 5-6) The consequence of corruption is death. (v. 7-21) The conclusion of corruption is Jesus. (v. 22-24) The other tree in Eden became forbidden to save Adam and Eve and all mankind from an eternal life of corruption.

I Triple Dog Dare You

Things our Heavenly Father never said… If life gets hard…just quit. (v. 2-4) Why are you asking me? (v. 5-8) The one with the most at the end…WINS! (v. 9-11) I only have room for a few.  So find another gear! (v. 12-15) You don’t like my way?  I’m sure another good way will come around. (v. 16-18) Life is the ultimate “Man Challenge.”  We explore, we learn by trial and error, and there is victory when we figure it…