Sermons by Andy Bratton (Page 3)
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.
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…
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)
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…
Heaven is… Physical (Revelation 21:9-14) Perfect (Revelation 21:1-2) God with us (Revelation 21:3) The curse brought division between… God and man (Genesis 3:20-24) Man and man (Genesis 3:16) Man and nature (Genesis 3:17-19) The final victory reconciled… God and man (Revelation 21:5-8) Man and man (Revelation 21:4) Man and nature Revelation 22:1-2) Understanding the next life will motivate us to prepare and share while in this life.
With deception Satan destroys (Revelation 16:13-16) With truth Jesus destroys (Revelation 19:11-21) With power God reigns victorious (Revelation 16:17-21; 19:1-2) With righteous deeds the church is prepared (Revelation 19:6-9) Any plan that makes life about us is the deceptive voice of Satan. When we use the sword of truth to guide our life, we will be a prepared, righteous bride for the coming of the lamb.
The story of Satan He is a fallen angel Isaiah 14:12-14 Ezekiel 28:12b-16a He is a liar Genesis 3:1-5 John 8:44 His future was laid out for him Genesis 3:13-15 He lived up to his curse… Genesis 4:6-7 Esther 3:5-6 Matthew 2:13-16 Matthew 4:1 Luke 22:3-6 Luke 23:43-46 …But so did God! Isaiah 14:15 Ezekiel 28:16b Luke 24:5-6 I contend to you three things… Revelation retells Satan’s past Revelation 12 Revelation explains Satan’s present Revelation 13,17,18,20 Revelation makes clear Satan’s…
A pause with a purpose The first 7 celebrated a complete community (5:1-8:5) Covenant Community Those persecuted The washed The second 7 was a warning to those who don’t believe (8:6-11:19) They rejected power They rejected prophecy The result was experiencing God’s wrath The third 7 was encouragement to be prepared (15-16) The blame game Accepting Jesus is being saved by Jesus and prepared for Jesus.
The sermon and worship music alternated back and forth this week. Enjoy.
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?