My Top 5 Christmas Sermons and Studies

virgintitleYouth pastors, looking for a great Christmas sermon or series of sermons for this busy holiday season? Feel free to look through these and rip us off. We just want to be a blessing and give what God has given to us! So here you go. Consider it an early Christmas gift from CBSM!

Following Jesus: In His Birth (Matt 1-2, Luke 1-2)
https://youthgrouptruth.com/2011/12/09/following-jesus-in-his-birth/

The Virgin Birth: Was Mary Naughty or Nice? (Matthew 1:18-25)
https://youthgrouptruth.com/2010/12/09/cbsm-christmas-sermon-the-virgin-birth-was-mary-naughty-or-nice-matthew-118-25/

Will The Real Jesus Please Stand Up? (Isaiah 9 and Revelation 19)
https://youthgrouptruth.com/2008/12/19/christmas-message-will-the-real-jesus-please-stand-up-isaiah-9-and-revelation-19/

So what if Jesus was born?
https://youthgrouptruth.com/2011/12/24/so-what-if-jesus-was-born/

WORD: How bout some Hypostatic Union? (Ezra 7-10)
https://youthgrouptruth.com/2009/12/18/storyline-68-ezra-7-10-“word-how-bout-some-hypostatic-union”/

How To Have Your Best Christmas Yet (2 Thessalonians 1:3-8)
https://youthgrouptruth.com/2012/12/20/bringing-the-church-back-2-life-2-thessalonians-christmas-sermon/

Youth Group Truth: Chip Dean’s Blog

chipmic2Chip Dean is the Global Student Pastor over all 3 campus Student Ministries at Liberty Baptist Church in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.

“My goal is to SEND out GOSPEL-centered, RELATIONAL students who make DISCIPLES on MISSION with Jesus.”

This blog is all about sharing the resources from my years in Student Ministry. There are 10 years, all 66 books of the Bible, all 13 major Christian doctrines, over 25GB’s of info, and over 5,000 files to be downloaded.

If you would like all of these files more easily downloaded in one place on DropBox, email me at cdean@libertylive.com. 

Here are other places you can follow Chip and his Student Ministry: Continue reading

10 Ways Student Pastors Can Kick-Start Disciple Making in Their Student Ministry (Part 6)

discipleartMy wife, Michelle, and I have been married for right at two years now. In that two year time, we’ve had both the best and the worst vacations of our lives so far. This past spring, we went to Panama City Beach, FL for the one of the best vacations of our lives. Since we’re both from the southeast, we love the Gulf of Mexico, the Gulf’s beaches, restaurants, etc. The Gulf is like home to us.

Last fall, we decided to do a cheap vacation to Myrtle Beach. It was the worst vacation of our lives yet. We had never been there before, and we had no plan once we got there. We ended up driving long distances for restaurants and shopping, we didn’t get a room on the beach, and the weather was terrible that week.

All of this to simply say: the WHERE is important. Many Student Pastors wonder, “Where is the best place to do disciple making groups?”

#6 Do Disciple Making Where the Mission is.

Everywhere

Jesus never told us specifically where to make disciples, but He did tell us “As you go, make disciples” Matthew 28:19. Jesus is reminding us that disciple making is not a part or compartment of our life, but disciple making is our lifestyle. We have to remember that disciple making is not ultimately a group, a meeting, or a session. Disciple making is how our lifestyle and conversations are consistently shaping the hearts and lives of others to follow Jesus with their heart and life. Our life itself is a mission, so we must be making disciples all the time on the mission. Take advantage of every conversation, every encounter, and see every appointment as a divine to make disciples “as you go.” Where do we make disciples then? Everywhere!

Where To Do Disciple Making Groups 

This is the question of course that we’re answering with this article. Continue reading

10 Ways Student Pastors Can Kick-Start Disciple Making in Their Student Ministry (Part 5)

disciplesflWhen I was growing up, basketball wasn’t just a part of my life, it was my lifestyle. What I loved about basketball was that you could practice almost everywhere. All you basically needed was a ball. You didn’t need pads like football or a bat with some room to hit like baseball. Practicing basketball was so simple. What I worked on in my driveway made a huge difference during practices. What I worked on during my practices made a huge difference in my games. Everything was integrated with each other.

#5 Do Your Disciple Making Sessions Around Daily Devotions.

What Disciple Makers Study Wrongly

Many disciple makers don’t watch those they disciple make more disciples because of what they chose to study. It happens all the time. For decades in our churches, discipleship simply meant to come back on Wednesday nights and study an elective course with a fill-in-the-blank workbook.  Continue reading

The Spirit of Christmas: The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament

Free Resources for Download:

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Tim Hamlette brings the Word to our High School students at our Hampton Campus on the Holy Spirit to kick off our December series “The Spirit of Christmas.” Continue reading

Meet Your Maker: God’s Image in Us

In this Liberty Students study from our Meet Your Maker series, we learned what it really means that God created us in His image, if we’re still in God’s image, and how Jesus restores His image in us. The Bottom Line for the night was: “The only way you Continue reading

Meet Your Maker: God Is Trinity

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Meet Your Maker is our series on the Doctrine of God, and this sermon is on God as Trinity. God being Trinity is not only important for us to believe, but His threeness also has important implications for us to be living. Bottom line: ” Continue reading

Meet Your Maker: God is One [by Quin Shipp]

Quin Shipp kicked-off our new series on “Meet Your Maker” through the doctrine of God with a sermon on “God is One.” Bottom Line: “God is one because He won so live on mission for His Son.” Continue reading

Rise Up: Leading the Next Generation [by Quin Shipp]

In this sermon series “Rise Up” we take a look at the book of Joshua as God teaches us how to lead the next generation. We desires our students to both follow Jesus and lead their own generation. “Leadership is following Jesus and brining others with you.”  Continue reading

The Jesus Series: Is Jesus Really God?

Free Resources for Download:

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This sermon kicked off our series through September on the doctrine of Jesus simply called “The Jesus Series.” This sermon was also our Parent Party where we invited all the parents of our students to join us for this Wednesday night of worship. On this night, we proved from Scripture that Jesus truly is God and what that means for our practical lives as parents, teenagers, etc.  Continue reading

White Flag: The Ultimate Motivation for Witnessing [by Quin Shipp]

Quin Shipp finished up our series on Sharing Your Faith with a sermon Deuteronomy 8. His bottom line: “When we remember what the Lord has done for us, it motivates us to share Him with others.” In other words, the Gospel is our ultimate motivation for sharing the Gospel with others.  Continue reading

White Flag: Change Your Filter

Free Resources for Download:

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Everyone uses a filter for their pictures on Instagram. In the same way, everyone sees life through a filter. Its important to first identify your filter, and then change your filter to make sure you’re seeing life correctly. “Jesus became our curse so that He could be our blessing.”  Continue reading