Sermons by Andy Bratton

Sermons by Andy Bratton

God’s Will vs. Our Want

We like to think that if we were God, we would do things differently. The Bible was written by people God inspired with His words. (2 Timothy 3:16) Jesus came to fulfill the prophecy and law of the Old Testament. (Matthew 5:17) Does God choose man or does man choose God? (John 6:44; Romans 8:29; John 15:10; 1 Timothy 2:4) Don’t get distracted by questions about God.  Draw near to Him and He will make your path straight and His…

How about some concrete shoes?

1. Sometimes the Bible just gives hints Question: Do pets go to Heaven? Revelation 6:1-2 Revelation 4:7 2. Sometimes the Bible gives clarity Question: How old is the earth? Genesis 5:1-5 3. Sometimes the Bible makes us presume Question: Why did Noah curse Canaan? Genesis 9:20-29 4. All the time the Bible reveals God’s desire Question: Can you be a Christian and a practicing homosexual? Leviticus 18:22 Romans 1:26-27 Hebrews 13:4 Galatians 5:19-21 Romans 6:1-14 Revelation 2:1-5  

Dead Man Walking

Sermon Big Idea:  How will we celebrate the coming of Jesus into our life? John 11:1-44 John 12:1-8 John 12:12-19 3 Things that should be on our mind daily Our movement from death to life. We have more to offer Jesus everyday. His meaningful sacrifice warrants our praise. How will we be the work of Jesus for people to see?

A Hair Brained Idea that will Bowl you Over

Judges 13-16 4 ways that we can praise God as His royal priesthood: Hear your life’s calling. Attend to God’s desires not your own. Identify the world’s temptations and resist them. Return to where your strength comes from. The breakdown in life comes when we deny our calling and use what God created to bring praise to ourselves as opposed to Him.

G-Force

Judges 6-8 Big Idea:  Man’s Force is no match for the G Force of God. G Force caused Gideon anxiety about leading. G Force caused the Israelites to rethink who they follow. G Force caused 300 to destroy thousands. The G-Force of God’s faithfulness will distort our thinking and leave us amazed.

Don’t Judge a Book by its Gender!

Judges 4:1-3 Man’s power lured the Israelites to fear. God allowed them to feel their fear – Judges 4:6-7 God relieved their fear with a plan Two women fearlessly followed God that day. Judges 4:4-5, 9, 17-22 Faith in God is being available for His plan, designed for His glory, even in the face of fear.

Where Can I Hang My Hat?

Judges 1-3 The wanderers were led by God to a home. The wanderers let their hearts wander away from God. God tested the wanderers’ and their obedience. The wanderers realized there is no home where God is not present. There is a high price to be paid to get a wanderer back home.

Andrew, Simon Peter’s Brother

The Forerunner of Christ – John the Baptist Strange clothes Strange diet Strange method Strange Message John 1:35-46 Matthew 4:18-20 Occupation – Fishermen 1 Corinthians 1:26-27 Invitation – “Come, follow me” Luke 9:57-62 Transformation – “I will make you fishers of men” Summation – Immediately dropped nets and followed Andrews actions had a domino effect Peter, his brother Peter became a follower Peter preached on Day of Pentecost & 3000 people baptized The church in Jerusalem was scattered due to…

“Dude, you did what?”

Paul walked into a confrontational situation. Paul spoke boldly the truth of Christ. Paul used truth to confuse the confused. Using the confrontational method: Know the Word. Know your audience. Know the power of the Holy Spirit. My third of five: ___________________