Sermons by Andy Bratton (Page 3)

Sermons by Andy Bratton (Page 3)

Kalkaska_Church_of_Christ Life's Healing Choices Sermon Slide

The Echocardiogram

Matthew 5:7-8 Acts 2:42-47 Matthew 18:21-35 It’s exhausting to see people in a cycle of sin. In order to show mercy, you have to wield some power. A life apart from God’s mercy is costly. Mercy forgives, it doesn’t prolong the inevitable. Matthew 9:9-13 The difference between mercy and sacrifice is the heart. Psalm 51
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The Right Stuff

Two important words when discussing hurts, habits, and hangups are: ADMIT and SUBMIT Matthew 4:1-11 Philippians 2:5-8 The stuff Satan used was… Hunger for the physical Hunger for help Hunger for power Matthew 5:5-6 The stuff Jesus said to pursue is… Gentleness Righteousness The most important question when discussing hurts, habits, and hangups is: TO WHOM ARE YOU SUBMITTING?
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Who Are You?

Addiction starts as an escape from reality. Escape becomes addiction when gratification becomes desire. Desire is something we prioritize and are willing to sacrifice for. In other words, we want to be god. Breaking addiction starts with… solidifying whose we are. seeking His will for His creation. staying “poor in spirit” with a mourning heart. Who are you?  I am a prince/princess, because I am a child of the one true King!

A New Ewe

Moses… was so self-absorbed he couldn’t see what he had just witnessed. was afraid of being dismissed. doubted God’s power where he was weak. was fine with the change, as long as someone else did it. Change… is vanity if not done in covenant with God. brought about by God’s mighty hand is tough change. The best change was transformational change that took place on the cross. comes from God.  The one who never changes! Be all in with God,…

The One Who Saves

The prison of peace Isaiah 9:6 – completeness, soundness Luke 2:14 – “among those with whom he is pleased.” Matthew 10:34 – a state of national tranquility Our thoughts on peace are… Be accepting Be agreeable Be amicable Peace as it pertains to Jesus is… Contrary to the world – John 14:25-27 Justification – Romans 5:1-5 Readiness – Ephesians 6:13-15 A sign – Galatians 5:22-23 A gift – Philippians 4:4-7 Isaiah 9:6 Isaiah prophesied that the One who was coming…

The Golden Child

David’s appearance was as a shepherd David’s appearance was as a servant David’s appearance was selfish David’s appearance was senseless 1 Samuel 171 Samuel 16:1-7 But God didn’t look at his appearance.  God looked on David’s heart!

The Black Sheep

God used Judah’s bad heart for good. (Gen. 37:26) God used an unrighteous act to transform Judah’s heart. (Gen. 38:26) Judah reveals his heart when he offers his life to save two. (Gen. 44:33-34) Judah’s reward is a blessing of all blessings. (Gen. 49:8-12) The black sheep of the family is a reminder that we all have sinned.  Don’t give up on him/her just like God didn’t give up on you.

The Sermon You Don’t Want to Miss

Acts 9:1-19 Paul… Was an enemy of God but didn’t know it (v. 1-2) Had an eye opening experience with Jesus (v. 3-9) Had to overcome the doubts of others (v. 10-17) Experienced death as He united with Jesus (v. 18-19) We… Had/have a broken relationship with God (Romans 3:23) Have God’s Word as our light (Psalm 119:105) Have to overcome doubts (1 Corinthians 10:13) Are invited to experience death and unite with Jesus (Romans 6:3-4) Grace is giving us…

The Sermon You Don’t Want to Hear

Don’t be a fool Luke 12:13-21 A fool… Doesn’t guard against covetousness (v. 15a) Bases his/her value on how much he/she has (v. 15b) Lays up treasure for himself/herself (v. 21) How to avoid being a fool… Purpose (Matthew 6:18-21) Perspective (Matthew 25:14,21) Plan (Luke 14:28) If we “seek first his Kingdom and his righteousness,” he will meet our needs and we will be who God uses to meet others needs. (Acts 2:45)  

One Conclusion

Will we have a free will in Heaven? Does Revelation 21:1 mean there will be no rain in Heaven (Sea is gone)? Who are the Kings of Earth in Revelation 21:24? If God knew who we were before we were made does that mean He knew Adam and Eve would sin? Can I have clarification on the beasts in chapter 13 and the mark of the beast? Are we close to the end due to the fact that most of…