Our CBSM iTunes Audio Podcast was updated last night with more than two months of new sermons on “The Church” and “Bringing THE CHURCH Back 2 Life” series, sermon, and studies. This is a mega series CBSM is going through on the book of Acts and the New Testament books written by Paul to the New Testament churches. We want to learn from these amazing books to be the best church we possibly can be for the glory of Jesus. We want to spread the word to as many teens, youth pastors, parents, etc who need to hear! You can hear these sermons and studies at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cbsm-podcast/id296245160
This is by far my most political sermon ever. This study just happened to fall on the night after President Barack Obama was elected into his second term as El Presidente. I saw so many crazy reactions on twitter of doom and gloom, depressed attitudes, and outbursts of anger…that I felt like we needed to let the Bible set the record straight. This study is on God’s big plan, not political agenda. It is on God’s ultimate hope. It is on the one big way God plans on unveiling the gospel of Jesus to the entire world…and spiritual realm. Do you know what all of that sums up into? Check it out!
I have seen my fair share of Youth Ministries Gone Wild. I remember one white water rafting trip I preached at… I met a 13 year old girl there who acted like it was normal she had 3 different online identities. One being a woman in her 20’s, another as a woman in her 30’s, and another a woman in her 40’s. All to play with the minds of men! But I’ll never forget preaching my heart out on the Gospel the last night. And at the end of the sermon during the invitation, a girl raised her hand to ask “Can we just go back to our cabins now?”
I want to encourage you that as we look at Corinth “Sin City” and the Corinthian church “The Church Gone Wild”, that we can’t forget about our own sinfulness and just put blame and shame on them. We have our own struggles. I have my own problems. We deal with our own sin. Jesus is the hero, and we are the failures apart from him. Here we go… Continue reading →
As we are going through the rest of the New Testament starting with Romans, I want to bring these NT churches back to life. I don’t want to just give the key verse, the main theme, or the outline of each book. I’m sorry…that can be boring! Instead, I want to take a look at each of these churches, their surroundings, their city, their culture, their people, their problems, etc. Then take a look at why the NT authors wrote what they wrote, and why the Holy Spirit inspired them to do so. Continue reading →