Sermons by Andy Bratton (Page 3)
Luke 5:27-32 Luke 14:7-14 The table was an important place of Jewish fellowship. The table was reserved for special guests. The table provided Jesus a teaching opportunity. It is important who you invite. It is important to behave properly as an invitee. The table was a place of restoration. John 21:1-14 For Peter, the table was a nod from Jesus saying, “It’s okay, I forgive you. Matthew 26:26-29 Who do you need to invite to breakfast this week? When we…
John 20:1-10 Peter and John saw and believed. John 20:11-18 Mary Magdalene said, “I have seen.” John 20:19-23 The Disciples, “saw the Lord.” John 20:24-29 Thomas said, “Unless I see.” John 20:30-31 John wrote these words “…so that you…”
James 3:8-10 1 Chronicles 11:4-9 2 Chronicles 36:17-21 Mark 10:46; 11:11
Acknowledge that it all belongs to God – Psalm 89:11; 24:1 Believe this world is not our home – Hebrews 13:14 Control money before it controls you – Proverbs 22:7; Luke 14:28 Distribute it God’s way Storehouse – Malachi 3:10 Seek a cause – 1 Corinthians 16:2 Save – Proverbs 13:11 Spend – Proverbs 22:7; 21:20 Genesis 4:1-7; Hebrews 11:1-4 Managing money is all about faith and fear. Do I trust and respect God enough to turn it all over…
Psalm 103:1-22 (ESV)
Ephesians 4:11-12 1 .What PART of the church will light up when you plug in? Ephesians 4:13-14 2. We stay plugged in so the current isn’t interrupted. Ephesians 4:15-16 3. We want everyone to plug in so we can add more outlets. When the source of our power is Jesus, our community will grow!
God gave his people sizable standards – Exodus 25:8-9 God gave his people specific schematics – Exodus 26:1-6 God gave his people special skills – Exodus 31:1-11 God’s plan was to commune with His covenant people. – Exodus 25:22 God gave us a clear commission – Matthew 28:18-20a God gave us a ginormous goal – Matthew 28:19 God gave us a meaningful message – John 3:16 As we fulfill God’s purpose, His presence will be palpable. – Matthew 28:20b
A summary of two recent mission trips to Haiti and the account of leaving amidst Haitian protests, riots, and manifestations.
Matthew 5:9-12 Philippians 4:6-7 Jesus asks us to have a peace that surpasses human understanding. Jesus asks us to endure persecution like the prophets. With both, He promises us adoption. John 12:1-8 Mary chose perfume over picketing. Mary was chastised not cheered. Matthew 26:13 Mary was memorialized by her maker. John 18:4-12 Peter chose a sword over sonship. Peter was chastised not cheered. Peter thought he was protecting the Prince of Peace. Mary was protecting a promise. Jesus asks us…
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