Following Jesus: And Bringing Others With You (Luke 16)


Free downloads for youth pastors, small group leaders, etc:
13 – Following Jesus – Money (mp3)
13 – Following Jesus – Mony (handout).pdf
13 – Following Jesus – Money (ppt).ppt
13 – Following Jesus – Money (notes).doc
13 – Following Jesus – Money (service order).doc
13 – Following Jesus – Money (small groups).doc
This is one of the most practical sermons ever at CBSM. Jesus taught this fascinating parable that helps us strategize how to get people to listen to us about the gospel. You won’t believe the type of person that Jesus tells us to be like. Its almost like Jesus forgot to take His meds that day. But we know, Jesus was right on with what He was saying! You also won’t believe that you’ve never heard this parable preached before. Its so simple, profound, and life-changing. You definitely need to check this out, apply it to your life, and then watch the huge things God will do through you because of it.

Following Jesus: In His Temple Cleaning by Josh Johnson (Matthew 21)


Free resources for youth pastors, small group leaders, etc:
12 – Following Jesus – Temple (mp3)
12 – Following Jesus – Temple (handout).pdf
12 – Following Jesus – Temple (ppt)
12 – Following Jesus – Temple (notes).doc
12 – Following Jesus – Temple (service order).doc
12 – Following Jesus – Temple (small groups).doc
As a part of our Student Preaching Month, this sermon is preached by CBSM senior, Josh Johnson. Josh is a senior at BJHS, and plans to attend UNA to study marketing. I’ve known Josh for 4 years, and his heart for Jesus, missions, and the lost is unbelievably genuine. I’ve seen Josh brought to tears many times when being convicted of reaching the unsaved with the gospel. It was an absolute honor to hear Josh preach from his heart about the purity of Jesus, the sin of humanity, and the power of the gospel.

Following Jesus: Through His Triumphal Entry by Seth Fowler (Luke 19)


Free downloads for youth pastors, small group leaders, etc:
11 – Following Jesus – Triumphal Entry (mp3)
11 – Following Jesus – Triumphal Entry (handout).pdf
11 – Following Jesus – Triumphal Entry (ppt)
11 – Following Jesus – Triumphal Entry (notes).doc
11 – Following Jesus – Triumphal Entry (small groups).doc
11 – Following Jesus – Triumphal Entry (service order).doc
Seth Fowler is a junior in high school at East Limestone. He is a long time member of Capshaw Baptist Church. What blew my mind when Seth preached this message is that a ton of his friends from his high school, baseball teammates, and even one of his teachers came to hear him. Their attendance preached his testimony loudly! The place was packed with all the people who’s lives he had touched in a super special way for Jesus. Seth did an outstanding job of preaching the passage, and I hope you get a chance to hear him!

Following Jesus: Through His Transfiguration by Alex Wakefield (Matthew 17)


Free files for youth pastors and small group leaders:
10 – Following Jesus – Transfiguration (mp3).mp3
10 – Following Jesus – Transfiguration (handout).pdf
10 – Following Jesus – Transfiguration (ppt).ppt
10 – Following Jesus – Transfiguration (notes).doc
10 – Following Jesus – Transfiguration (service order).doc
10 – Following Jesus – Transfiguration (small groups).doc
Alex Wakefiled (CBSM and Sparkman Senior) kicked off our Student Preaching Month with this sermon. Alex has been coming to CBSM for just about a year now, and quickly became a strong leader in our student ministry. He is going to Auburn University to study engineering. Alex absolutely nailed this passage with his biblical understanding, and his passion to get it across. You’ll notice how honest Alex is about his life, and how quick he is to humble point everything over to Jesus. We could not be more thankful for God giving Alex to us for this time!

CBSM Clip: What’s The Best Motivation for Your Daily Devotions?


As we talked about Jesus as Prophet, we have to come to grips with the way Jesus speaks into our lives today…through His Word. So not opening our Bibles on a daily basis is like telling Jesus to shut up and not speak into our lives. Its like refusing to go listen to Jesus if He was speaking in your city on a daily basis. Check this clip out.

Following Jesus: From His Parables (Matthew 13)


Free downloads for youth pastors and small group leaders:
9 – Following Jesus – Parables (mp3).mp3
9 – Following Jesus – Parables (handout).pdf
9 – Following Jesus – Parables (ppt).ppt
9 – Following Jesus – Parables (notes).doc
9 – Following Jesus – Parables (service order).doc
9 – Following Jesus – Parables (small groups).doc
Everyone loves a good story. Some stories have absolutely taken our culture by storm such as: Harry Potter, the Avengers, the Twilight Saga, The Hunger Games, etc. God designed us to be fascinated with story because all of our lives are caught up in the overarching story of the gospel, glory, and kingdom of Christ. Jesus was the master-storyteller. His stories were intriguing, gripping, and fascinating. Jesus told His disciples that He told His stories (the parables) so that some people would understand and that some wouldn’t. Did you know that Jesus told somewhere around 50 different parables? Did you know that Jesus’ stories made up of about a third of all His teachings combined? What are His parables all about, why did He go that route, and what do they mean for our lives? You can find all that out here in this CBSM study “Following Jesus: From His Parables.”

Following Jesus: As The King (Luke 11:14-23)


Free resources for youth pastors, small group leaders, etc:
No mp3 or video until Saturday night. Sorry!
8 – Following Jesus – King (handout).pdf
8 – Following Jesus – King (ppt).ppt
8 – Following Jesus – King (notes).doc
8 – Following Jesus – King (service order).doc
8 – Following Jesus – King (small groups).doc
Elvis may be the King of Rock. Michael Jackson may have been the King of Pop. Lebron may be known as King James. But Jesus is the King of Kings! Jesus has absolute rule, power, and authority over absolutely everything. We even see in Scripture how He has power over things that humanity could only dream to have power over: creation, demons, disease, and death. This study has been so powerful for CBSM as we’ve taken a look at Jesus as Prophet, Priest, and King…and how we are gifted to be like Him in our lives in each of those areas. In fact, we are all most like Him in one of those areas than another. If you’re a youth pastor, Christian school teacher, small group leader, etc…I would highly encourage you to go through this study of Prophet, Priest, and King like those who have taught us to think: Mark Driscoll, John Frame, The Resurgence, Etc.

Following Jesus: As The High Priest


Free resources for youth pastors and small group leaders:
7 – Following Jesus – Priest.mp3
7 – Following Jesus – Priest (handout).pdf
7 – Following Jesus – Priest (ppt).ppt
7 – Following Jesus – Priest (notes).doc
7 – Following Jesus – Priest (service order).doc
7 – Following Jesus – Priest (small groups).doc
This whole study on Jesus being The Prophet, Priest, and King is absolutely blowing my mind! Is incredible to see how it took three different offices/positions with hundreds of men and thousands of years to give us just a glimpse of Jesus’ three main roles on earth. You may need to read that a couple of times to let it sink in! In this sermon, we finished up real quick up how Jesus is The Great Prophet and how we can be prophets like Him and for Him. Then we got into the priesthood. What were the main roles of the OT priests? How does Jesus complete and fulfill their office as the final High Priest? And finally, how can we be more priestly like Jesus?

Following Jesus: As The Prophet (Matthew 4 – 7)


Free resources for youth pastors and small group leaders:
6 – Following Jesus – Prophet (handout).pdf
6 – Following Jesus – Prophet (ppt).ppt
6 – Following Jesus – Prophet (notes).doc
6 – Following Jesus – Prophet (service order).doc
6 – Following Jesus – Prophet (small groups).doc
In this message we talked all about Kony 2012, the Old Testament Prophets, and Jesus as the Great Prophet. What do they all have in common? Well, not much…except we hammered all 3 of them in this message. Personally, I’m willing to support the Kony 2012 cause. I think its the perfect opportunity for Christians to partner with the world in this important terrorist strike. But at the same time, Christians must remember that the gospel is the cause and not 2012, and Christ is to be made famous even more so than Joseph Kony.