Sermons by Andy Bratton (Page 3)

Sermons by Andy Bratton (Page 3)

Life Hacks from James

Live with Anticipation

Sermon Scripture:  James 4 Big Idea:  When we are jealous of others, we judge others.  And instead of being excited about what God will do, we make our own plans. Being someone else means we don’t have you. (v. 1-10) Lucy and Aslan in “Voyage of the Dawntreader” – Proverbs 14:30 “I have never been jealous. Not even when my dad finished fifth grade a year before I did.” – Jeff Foxworthy Don’t mistake judging for loving. (v. 11-12) A…
Life Hacks from James

The Tail doesn’t wag the human

Sermon Scripture:  James 3 Sermon Big Idea:  Great and awful things are done with the tongue.  But, the tongue is the tool, the speaker is the culprit. Becoming a teacher comes with strict judgment. A restless tongue leads to a reckless life. The operator, not the tool, seeks wisdom. While we shouldn’t all become teachers, we should all desire to become teachers.
Life Hacks from James

Saving Faith

Saving faith is… An attentive faith (1:19-21) An actionable faith (1:22-25) An unstained faith (1:26-27) A living faith (2:14-26) True faith is putting our life where our mouth is.
Life Hacks from James

Life Hacks for Hard Times

James 1:1-18 Sermon Big Idea:  The best life hacks are not always easy, but lead to the best results. Want joy?  Endure trials. (v. 2-4) Want wisdom? Ask the one who has it to give. (v. 5-8) Want to feel good about life? Live a lowly life. (v. 9-11) Want a crown of life? Be found faithful. (v. 12-15) Want perfect things? Look up not around. (v. 16-18) Want to be in eternity with Jesus?  Be a slave to Jesus.…
The 5 year check up

The 5 year check up!

Shoes and Socks God loves you – John 3:16, Romans 5:8The Gospel – 1 Corinthians 15:1-10a, Mark 1:16, Isaiah 52:7 Mission: …helping people journey with Jesus – 1 John 2:6, Matthew 28:18-20 Vision: Seek Scripture – Mark 1:21-22 Sharpen and be Sharpened – Mark 1:16-20, 3:13-14 Show Compassion – Mark 1:40-41, Matthew 14:13-14 Serve Sacrificially – Mark 10:43-44, John 13:14, 1 Corinthians 12:14,27 Practically Speaking:Always Celebrate Bible reading and teach from the BibleBe a part of: Life Groups, Titus 2,…
Messages from Bethlehem sermon series at Kalkaska Church of Christ

Seeking Jesus?

Big Idea:  When looking for Jesus you may not find what you are looking for, but if you do find Him you will find exactly what you need. Wise men were seeking a miracle – Matthew 2:1-2 Andrew and Peter were seeking a Messiah – John 1:35-39; Acts 1:6 Followers of Jesus were seeking manna – John 6:26 What are you seeking? The wise men knew it was Him by a sign – Matthew 2:9 Peter and Andrew knew it…
Messages from Bethlehem sermon series at Kalkaska Church of Christ

A Rejected King

Sermon Scripture:  1 Samuel 16 Sermon Big Idea:  Rejection is a heart condition. Will we believe in our hearts how Jesus came into the world and what He came to do? Israel rejected God as King because they didn’t like what they could see. (1 Samuel 8:1-7) God rejected Saul as King because of what Saul wouldn’t see. (1 Samuel 13:13-14; 15:11,22,27-29) God rejected David’s brothers as King so that Israel may see. (1 Samuel 16:6-7) The world rejected Jesus…
Messages from Bethlehem sermon series at Kalkaska Church of Christ

Don’t forget the bread

God uses an unlikely love story at the “house of bread” to fulfill his promise. Intro:  You can’t deny love as the overwhelming thread that holds together God and his people. Elimelech’s love was providing for his family. (Ruth 1:1-2) Naomi’s love was a willingness to release her family. (Ruth 1:8) Ruth’s love was the sacrifice of self. (Ruth 1:16-17) Boaz’s love was for God and His people. (Ruth 2:11; 4:9-10) God’s love is a promise kept. (Genesis 3:15; Isaiah…
The Feast Sermon Series at Kalkaska Church of Christ

It’s all about the outfit

Adam and Eve recognized their nakedness. (Genesis 3:7) Surrendering to Jesus is being recognized as a disciple of Jesus. (Matthew 22:1-14) As we follow Jesus we can recognize the wrinkles falling from our life. (Ephesians 5:25-27) Our good works will make us recognizable as the bride. (Revelation 19:1-9) May our clothing reflect not our past, but our wrinkle-free future of righteous deeds.