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Sermons by Andy Bratton (Page 2)

Sermons by Andy Bratton (Page 2)

Unleashed Sermon Series at Kalkaska Church of Christ

Redrawn

Sermon Scripture: Acts 10 Sermon Big Idea:  The Bible is full of lines drawn that God’s people are not supposed to cross.  Jesus redrew the lines but not by changing the message of the Gospel. Acts 10:1-8 The first vision was an affirmation that Cornelius’ prayers were being heard. Acts 10:9-33 The second vision was for Peter, the leader of the church, to open his eyes to a broader audience. Acts 10:34-48 The third vision is God’s vision for all How COVID has affected us
Unleashed Sermon Series at Kalkaska Church of Christ

Phase II

Sermon Big Idea:  When it seems as though God is on the run, He is accomplishing what He set out to do. Acts 8:1-3 Sometimes it takes an ending to create a beginning. Acts 8:4-25 The church was scattered, but so was the Gospel. Magic had people amazed, the Gospel had people saved. Acts 8:26-40 The Gospel shared with one was the Gospel shared with a nation. Acts 1:8 The witnesses were on the move by the power of the How COVID has affected us
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To Die is Gain

Sermon Scripture: Acts 6:8-7:60 Sermon Big Idea:  Surrendering your life to Jesus means surrendering it ALL. Hebrews 11:35b-40 Acts 6:8-9 Being full of the Holy Spirit doesn’t take you off Satan’s radar. Acts 6:10-15 When people’s beliefs are threatened, they go a long way to defend. Stephen used familiar stories to defend Jesus. Acts 7:51-53 Acts 7:54-60 Many stories like Stephen’s end in tragedy, but the fight goes on. Stories of martyrdom give us a whole new perspective on the How COVID has affected us
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Rising to a New Level

Acts 6:1-7 Sermon Big Idea:  While many things need to be addressed in the church, some need to take center stage. Mark 8:15-21 Acts 6:1-7 The church needs servants Those who will serve – 1 Corinthians 12:27-31 Those who will lead servants – 1 Timothy 3:8-13 The church needs elders To pray, study, and teach To Shepherd the flock – 1 Peter 5:1-3 To be examples – Titus 1:5, 1 Timothy 3:1-7 The church needs organization God organized his people How COVID has affected us
Unleashed Sermon Series at Kalkaska Church of Christ

What’s The Cause of All This?

Acts 5 Sermon Big Idea:  If something is “of God,” you can’t stop it nor do you want to be the person or people trying to stop it. Ananias and Sapphira tried to deceive God. Acts 4:36-37 Matthew 19:16-22 Proverbs 1:7 Even in fear, many received Jesus. Acts 2:47 2 Corinthians 3:2 A new separation The religious leaders wanted to be relieved of Jesus. Ephesians 6:12 We can’t deceive God or defeat God.  We can fight Him or follow Him.
Unleashed Sermon Series at Kalkaska Church of Christ

The Cost of Helping

Acts 3:1-4:22 Sermon Big Idea:  When great things happen, praise God.  When moved by the Spirit, proclaim the Gospel.  When persecution for the sake of Jesus comes, trust God. Acts 3:11-26 Acts 4:8-12 Acts 4:19-20 When great things happen, praise God. Psalm 150 When God brings a crowd, proclaim the Gospel. When persecution comes, listen to God. James 1:2-4 Matthew 5:11-12 Being unleashed is taking every opportunity to praise Him and proclaim Him, even when persecuted because of Him.
Unleashed Sermon Series at Kalkaska Church of Christ

A Harvest of Boldness

Sermon Scripture: Acts 2 Sermon Big Idea:  The Holy Spirit is a harvester of souls.  We are filled with the Holy Spirit when we receive Jesus. Mark 4:3-9,13 Leviticus 23:15-16,21 At a celebration of harvest… Acts 2:1-13 the Holy Spirit sprouted. Acts 2:14-36 the Holy Spirit scattered new seed. Acts 2:37-41 the Holy Spirit harvested souls. Acts 2:42-47 the Holy Spirit tilled more soil. Leviticus 23:22 Acts 2:38 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Hebrews 4:12 The power and presence of the Holy How COVID has affected us
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A Sentimental Journey

Sermon Scripture: Acts 1:12-26 Sermon Big Idea:  We need to place those in leadership who will lead us in the direction of God.  And we need to be followers who will be faithful to the cause. Acts 1:12-14 Jesus’ followers stuck together. 2 sam 15:30 Prophecy, prayer, hope, victory Zech 14:4 Luke 22:39 Acts 1:15-22 A leader emerged to inspire and organize their actions. Matthew 27:3-10 Ps 69:25, 109:8 Acts 1:23-26 THE leader was called upon to direct them. As How COVID has affected us
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What are you looking for?

Sermon Scripture: Acts 1:1-11 Sermon Big Idea:  Do you have enough proof that Jesus is alive?  At some point we have to stop being in awe and get to work. Luke 24:38-43 Acts 1:1-3 The disciples were still looking for proof. Acts 1:4-5 Jesus gave them one more instruction for proof. Luke 3:16 John 16:7-11 John 16:12-15 Acts 1:6-8 Jesus sent the disciples to be proof of Him to the world. Matthew 28:18-20 Acts 1:9-11 The angels wanted to know How COVID has affected us
Hopeless Hopeful and THE Hope sermon series at Kalkaska Church of Christ

Source and Response

 What is your source of hope?  How do you respond when that hope is fulfilled? Luke 2:21-24 Genesis 17:12 Exodus 13:1-2 Leviticus 12:1-8 Numbers 18:15-16 Jesus was raised as a Jewish boy by poor Jewish parents. Luke 2:25-26 John 14:16 Simeon was waiting and hoping. Luke 2:27-32 Isaiah 52:10 Psalm 98:1-3 Simeon responded to his hope fulfilled with a declaration. Luke 2:33-35 Simeon prophesied a harsh reality. Luke 2:36-38 1 Timothy 5:5 Anna gave thanks and shared with those of How COVID has affected us