Sermons by Andy Bratton

The Lover of Horses finds a Winner

Philip had a realistic attitude – John 6:1-7 Philip had a show-me mentality – John 14:8-11 Philip had a quest for knowledge – John 1:43-51 With the words, “Follow me,” Philip started an unlikely journey that would test his faith and ultimately have him praying and believing in the Messiah. – Acts 1:13-14 My first…

Shoes & Socks Part 2

Live a Christ Inspired life… Seek Scripture – Mark 1:22 Sharpen and be sharpened – Mark 3:13-14; Mark 2:17 Show compassion – Mark 6:34; Mark 8:2 Serve – Mark 10:43-45 Follow your heart Find your PART Finish what you start When we live by Jesus’ plan, we are hanging an eternal banner on our hearts;…

(im)Perfect?

Jesus had an (im)perfect family tree – Matthew 1:1-16 Jesus had an (im)perfect earthly beginning – Luke 1:26-35; Matthew 2:16 Jesus invites imperfect people to join His family tree and become perfect as he is perfect – 1 Timothy 2:1-4; John 1:12; 1 Corinthians 15:42-44 And that’s why I choose Him as my King!

The Stump that Discovered the Tree of Life

Despite God’s warnings, Judah rejected God. (2 Chronicles 36:15-16) Despite Nebuchadnezzar’s belief, God used him to punish Judah. (2 Kings 25:1-2) Despite Daniel’s warning, Nebuchadnezzar fell victim to his pride. (Daniel 4:27;29-33) Despite Nebuchadnezzar’s punishment, he lifted his eyes to Heaven and his reason returned to him. (Daniel 4:34-35) If Judah would have looked to…

An Underrated Discovery

Josiah didn’t let his father influence his pursuit of God. (2 Chronicles 34:1-2) At 16 he sought God (2 Chronicles 34:3a) At 20 he affirmed his love by destroying idols (2 Chronicles 34:3b) At 26 he made history (2 Chronicles 34:15; 35:18) Josiah discovered that God… Deals out justice (2 Chronicles 34:24-25) Protects those who…

Divided and Conquered

Israel was divided because… Solomon had a lost heart. (1 Kings 11:9-11) David had a faithful heart. (1 Kings 11:12-13) God divided it. (1 Kings 11:14,23,31-32) Psalm 86:1-11 NIV Psalm 86:11 (NIV) – “…give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.” An undivided heart… has a single allegiance Shows humility is eager…

The Most Useless Sermon I’ll Preach

Solomon started out with a specific purpose (2 Samuel 7:13; 1 Kings 3:5-9) Solomon turned his heart away from God and toward his own pleasures (1 Kings 11:1-3) Solomon came to the conclusion that everything under the sun is vanity (Ecclesiastes 1:12-14) Except one: “Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.” (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14; 1 Kings…

Lead Me

Mark 6:30-44 God gave us the gift and design of leadership. When leaders lead things get done. When leaders learn from Jesus, what they deliver satisfies. When followers submit to Jesus they are filled. What does this have to do with church leadership? The leaders need only to deliver what comes from Jesus. Mark 6:41…

King David: What was God Thinking?

Saul was rejected because… He disobeyed – 1 Samuel 15:19 He relied on his own spirit – 1 Samuel 13:12 He didn’t understand what God desires – 1 Samuel 15:22-23 David’s qualifications and differences from Saul were… Honor – 1 Samuel 24:6-10 Endurance – 2 Samuel 5:4 Adoration – 1 Samuel 17:26 Repentance – 2…