Sermons by Andy Bratton (Page 15)
Mark 8:22-30 Mark gives us a double take of Jesus’ ministry. Jesus gives us a double take of instruction. Peter gives us the first and only take on Jesus’ true identity.
Mark 8:1-21 Compassion is caring for others Faith is belief there will be enough Understanding is knowledge of the perfection of Christ within the broken pieces The Pharisees tested Jesus because they didn’t believe The Pharisees wanted a sign of power Jesus’ answer is compassion The disciples were focused on the physical Jesus says to focus on the Spiritual Conclusion: It is time to re-focus!
Mark 7:24-37 The message spread to the Gentiles Jesus tested the Gentiles The Gentiles proved their faith We confront the mess by… Opening our ears Loosening our tongue
Mark 7:1-23 Americans wanted to be free from a king. Americans didn’t want another king. Americans wanted to be united. God desires to be Israel’s King. The Israelites rejected God as King. Jesus reveals what truly unites us.
Mark 6:30-56 The statue represents liberty The statue stands for the lamenting The statue provides a light Jesus’ words provide a message for the messy Jesus’ miracles provide hope for the hopeless Jesus’ death provides liberty for the lost
Mark 4:35-41 The water was asleep. Jesus was asleep. The Disciples’ faith was asleep Storms in life cause us to be: Frustrated Fearful Forgetful When storms in life come… Lift up the shield of faith (Eph. 6:16) (Heb. 11:1) Listen to God’s Word (Rom. 10:17) Live confidently in Christ (1 John 5:13-15)