Sermons by Andy Bratton

Sermons by Andy Bratton

One Enemy

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…

One Prophecy

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.  

One God

The sermon and worship music alternated back and forth this week. Enjoy.

One Love

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?

One Vision

Revelation 1 Revelation is… About Jesus, from God, to be delivered by John. (v. 1-2) A blessing to all that read, hear, and keep the words it contains. (v. 3) A message to a specific group of churches. (v. 4,11) Clear about who Jesus is, what He did, and will do. (v. 5-8; 12-18) Other worldly. (v. 19-20) If the ultimate end results in one team standing in victory, shouldn’t we want to join that team?  

Be enCOURAGEd

1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11 Be enCOURAGEd by the greatest rescue plan ever. Be enCOURAGEd for those who have died knowing Jesus. Be enCOURAGEd that your belief in Jesus as Savior gives you hope for his return. Be enCOURAGEd that those who are children of light won’t be caught unprepared. Be enCOURAGEd that the invitation to be a child of the light is still available. Have COURAGE and take action in your reaction to the Gospel!  

Extract Satan

Sermon Scripture:  1 Thessalonians 1-3 Sermon Big Idea:  We can rescue our community and surrounding communities using the same plan God had for Thessalonica Thessalonica was commended for their work of faith, labor of love, and steadfastness of hope. (1 Thessalonians 1:2-7) In word Power of the Spirit Full conviction Thessalonica was commended for hearing the Word and being doers of the Word. (1 Thessalonians 1:8-10) How they received the missionaries How they turned from idols Their patience Paul’s example…

Back to the Beginning

The Rapture An idea first mentioned in 1830 by Margaret Macdonald A theology first developed in 1830 by John Darby A theology spread by Cyrus Scofield in early 20th century A theology taught by Dwight Moody and Billy Graham A theology further emphasized by Hal Lindsey and Tim LaHaye Matthew 24:36-44 The second coming will be like in the days of Noah The good stays and the evil is taken away 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 The dead in Christ will rise…

From Birth to Life

The virgin birth further blinds those who already can’t see. Jesus’ life and ministry isn’t disputed, his identity is. Jesus’ death isn’t disputed, the effect is. The victory of the cross was the resurrection of the Christ.   Jesus’ resurrection is disputed, but the effect isn’t.

Directionally Challenged

Why do we have different languages if we were created by one God? Man had one language and developed one layout for one location. God wanted man to follow His plan by filling the earth and fixing their eyes on Him. God used confusion to bring clarity to His plan. What can we learn from the story of the tower of Babel? If we use a Biblical worldview, we can explain why there are different languages. At times we have…