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

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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

White Flag: Sharing Your Faith with Skeptical Friends

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Everyone has those people in their lives to whom it seems impossible to witness. This sermon is designed from God’s Word to teach us how to share the Gospel with those who are skeptics. “When they ask you about His rules, tell them about His rescue.”  Continue reading

Storyline #34: Deuteronomy 29-34 “The Witnesses”


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5 – Deuteronomy 29-34 – Witnesses (order of service)

5 – Deuteronomy 29-34 – Witnesses (outline)

5 – Deuteronomy 29-34 – Witnesses (ppt)

5 – Deuteronomy 29-34 – Witnesses (fillout sheet)

5 – Deuteronomy 29-34 – Witnesses (mp3)

Driving my vehicle and following my parents on Christmas day as we were traveling a five-hour trip from Tuscaloosa, AL to Pensacola, FL, the seventy mile-an-hour traffic came to a sudden stop. Going with the flow of traffic, I had to jerk my car into the right lane in order to avoid slamming into the back of my parents’ car. I stopped right beside them, looked out my drivers-side door window right at them in the lane next to me, and breathed a deep sigh of relief. Right at that moment…a huge Ford Expedition rammed into the back end of my parents’ car which caused them to run into the rear end of the car in front of them. I saw it. I was an eye-witness. I passionately told police writing up the report that my parents were fully stopped. “It was not their fault!” Continue reading

Storyline #33: Deuteronomy 27-28 “The Curses and Blessings”

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4 – Deuteornomy 27-27 – Curses and Blessings (order of service)

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4 – Deuteronomy 27-28 – Curses and Blessings (pulpit)

4 – Deuteronomy 27-28 – Curses and Blessings (outline)

4 – Deuteronomy 27-28 – Curses and Blessings (drama)

4 – Deuteronomy 27-28 – Curses and Blessings (fillout sheet)

4 – Deuteronomy 27-28 – Curses and Blessings (mp3)

Have you ever been in a witnessing situation when you just weren’t sure what to say? I’m talking about a time when you were growing and learning so much about Christ that at times you might get excited and say too much to an unbeliever who wasn’t quite ready to hear it all. Have you ever felt at other times that you should have said way more? Situations like those are exactly the reason why we’re studying the book of Deuteronomy. You are in these situations and conversations every single day. Every day your conversations could and should give you a way to talk to others about Jesus and everything surrounding salvation in Him. My goal through Deuteronomy is that you understand the gospel better, and that you are better trained to share it with everyone. Continue reading

Storyline #33: Deuteronomy 5 – 26 “The Laws”

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3 – Deuteronomy 5-26 – Laws (order of service)

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3 – Deuteronomy 5-26 – Laws (ppt)

3 – Deuteronomy 5-26 – Laws (fillout sheet)

This week, President Barack Obama was inaugurated into the office of the President of the United States. As a Christian, I certainly disagree with him on major moral issues such as abortion and homosexuality. But on the other hand, his life and inauguration is an amazing story of our nation overcoming its sin of prejudicial racism! President Obama was sworn in on the Bible of former President Abraham Lincoln who God used to abolish slavery in America. So what is the Presidential Inauguration all about? It’s ultimately all about the President agreeing to obey and defend the Constitution of the United States. That is so close to what is happening in Deuteronomy! Continue reading

Storyline #32: Deuteronomy 1-4 “The History”

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2 – Deuteronomy 1-4 – History (fillout sheet)

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2 – Deuteronomy 1-4 – History (order of service)

2 – Deuteronomy 1-4 – History (sermon outline)

2 – Deuteronomy 1-4 – History (mp3)

This is an unprecedented, historical week for me. I bought and closed on a house! With all of my running around the past decade, I’m so excited to finally be settled here at this church, with this student ministry, and in this area. I’m amazed with how God has been preparing me for this ministry. Just over a year ago now, I had been in my previous church for 3 years, and all the other four pastors I was serving with had resigned. I was left with leading that church, but God used it to prepare me for the next. Meanwhile, God had brought awesome youth pastors before me to this church, and prepared the student ministry to be passionate worshippers, attentive learners, and humble servants. When I got here, it was obvious that this is what God had been planning all along.

Everything I just said was absolutely true, but I also wrote it as an example of what God is doing with Deuteronomy 1 – 4 (read it). Continue reading

Storyline #31: Deuteronomy 1:1-5 “The Introduction”

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1 – Deuteronomy 1:1-5 – Introduction (sermon outline)

When I was about 13 years old, I can remember thinking I was running for my life. I ran home as fast I could, just out of their grips, slammed and locked the door behind me. When they ran up to the front door of my house and were beating on it, my dad had to sternly open it and tell them to leave me alone. It all happened when I asked too many questions of some teenagers who came over into my neighborhood. They “said” they were in a gang; and before I knew it, they had “thrown” some gang signs with their hands and tried to initiate me. I ran for my life to my house! Gangs are thought of as important to some in urban America because they offer protection to weak individuals, but those individuals must pledge their lives to the gang in return for their safety. Continue reading