Sermons by Andy Bratton (Page 32)
Mark 13:3-23 “For decades, we have piled deficit upon deficit, mortgaging our future and our children’s future for the temporary convenience of the present…. You and I, as individuals, can, by borrowing, live beyond our means, but for only a limited period of time. Why, then, should we think that collectively, as a nation, we are not bound by that same limitation?“ The 2 P’s of Prophecy Persuasion Prosecution Jesus demonstrates his love and power in revelation and warning. Jesus How COVID has affected us
Mark 12:28-13:2 The quality of our offering is not measured by the amount, but rather by the heart A sacrifice is an offering, but not all offerings are sacrifices. You don’t have to sound the trumpet for God to see your gift. May the building we do with our offerings be Kingdom building.
Sermon Scripture: Mark 12:35-40 BEWARE of those who miss the Messiah. BEWARE of those who show but don’t know. BEWARE of those who seek titles other than child of God. BEWARE of those who seek honor as opposed to living honorably. BEWARE of those who prey on God’s sheep. BEWARE of those who talk to God from a distance. BEWARE of becoming one of those you need to beware of! What the Lord requires of us: “…do justice, love kindness, How COVID has affected us
Sermon Scripture: Mark 12:28-34 While the politicians were arguing, a seeker of truth had an honest question. Jesus didn’t bring new wisdom to an old answer. He brought new action to old instruction. The Scribe quoted the prophet Hosea revealing his knowledge of Scripture, but most importantly his understanding of it. Jesus challenges our confidence in eternity by telling the Scribe he is close. Voting Jesus simplifies our life’s agenda as there is only a 2 point plan. Love God How COVID has affected us
Sermon Scripture: Mark 12:18-27 Mark 12:18-27 Deuteronomy 25:5-10 What will the resurrection be like? Will we look the same? Will we sound the same? Will we know the same people? Will we be married? What matters is that we believe it will happen. What do we believe about God’s power? God made it all (Genesis 1:1) God destroyed it all (Genesis 6) God loved it all (Genesis 1:31, John 3:16) I vote Jesus means… We are ALL His We believe How COVID has affected us
Sermon Scripture: Mark 12:13-17 Do you listen to the correct advice? Do you know the candidates? Do you question the candidates with a pure heart? Do you follow the correct candidates? Do you marvel at Jesus? When we give to Christ what is His, we have clarity. Even clarity about politics.
Joseph had a simple vision Be a carpenter Be a husband Be a father God had a simple vision Enter the world Teach the world Save the world The world has been given a simple vision Accept Reject What is your vision of your relationship with Jesus next Christmas?
Scripture: Matthew 2 Christmas enhances our… Excitement Emotions Endurance Let’s be wise and… Read the story and give God the glory.
Scripture: Luke 1:46-55 God… Looks on and exalts the humble Shows mercy to those who fear Him Fills the hungry He also… Scatters the proud Brings down the mighty Sends away the rich Humility and Hunger is how we Magnify his Majesty.
The last installment of the Exit Strategy is The Entrance of the Church.