Sermons by Andy Bratton (Page 25)

Sermons by Andy Bratton (Page 25)

Christianity is Messy

Mark 6:30-56 The statue represents liberty The statue stands for the lamenting The statue provides a light Jesus’ words provide a message for the messy Jesus’ miracles provide hope for the hopeless Jesus’ death provides liberty for the lost

It’s All About Who?

Mark 6:14-29 Herod was to lead Judea Herod was led by sinfulness We are to be led by Jesus through the Holy Spirit Often times we allow sin to lead us Sin brings us to a confused conclusion The one true offensive message: it’s all about Jesus

The Authority Given to You

Jesus gave the 12 a calling. Jesus gave the 12 instructions. Jesus gave the 12 authority. We have been called by God. We have been given a mission. We have been given an offensive message.

The Truth Hurts

Mark 6:1-6 Jesus taught a Messianic Message. Jesus qualifications were questioned. Jesus was limited by faithless family. Jesus was amazed at their lack of faith.

Though Storms May Come

Mark 4:35-41 The water was asleep. Jesus was asleep. The Disciples’ faith was asleep Storms in life cause us to be: Frustrated Fearful Forgetful When storms in life come… Lift up the shield of faith (Eph. 6:16) (Heb. 11:1) Listen to God’s Word (Rom. 10:17) Live confidently in Christ (1 John 5:13-15)

Do you believe in miracles?

Mark 4:26-34 1. Multiplication requires a _______________ 2. Multiplication requires a ________________ 3. God’s multiplication requires a _____________

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 How COVID has affected us

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 How COVID has affected us

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 How COVID has affected us