CBSM Sermon Clip – How to Witness to an Atheist


This is a quick sermon video clip during “Man On The Island: Is MOTI Ignorant about God?” This clip is all about how we challenge our students to evangelize atheists. Check it out.

CBSM Sermon Video: “Is Moti IGNORANT about God?” Romans 1:18-25

This is a series on the Doctrine of General Revelation which says that God reveals Himself to everyone, everywhere, at all times so that they are held responsible and without excuse. So the question is: say there is a man somehow (HYPOTHETICALLY) born on an island, and now he is 30 years old. He dies tomorrow. He?s never been reached or contacted ever in his life by another human being. No boat, no plane, and no message in a bottle has ever come by. He dies tomorrow. Where does he go? Does God allow him into heaven or send him to hell? How does the Bible answer this question? What is God?s answer? What is your answer?

framework #30: the doctrine of general revelation – Is the man on the island IGNORANT about God?

Free files for youth pastors and small group leaders:
1 – MOTI – Ignorant (mp3)
1 – MOTI – Ignorant (handout)
1 – MOTI – Ignorant (ppt)
1 – MOTI – Ignorant (sermon)
1 – MOTI – Ignorant (notes)
1 – MOTI – Ignorant (small groups)

I literally didn’t sleep at all the night before because I was so nervous and excited to start up this series and preach this message on Romans 1. This is a series on the Doctrine of General Revelation which says that God reveals Himself to everyone, everywhere, at all times so that they are held responsible and without excuse. So the question is: say there is a man somehow (HYPOTHETICALLY) born on an island, and now he is 30 years old. He dies tomorrow. He’s never been reached or contacted ever in his life by another human being. No boat, no plane, and no message in a bottle has ever come by. He dies tomorrow. Where does he go? Does God allow him into heaven or send him to hell? How does the Bible answer this question? What is God’s answer? What is your answer? Your answer will tell you so much about what you think about God, Jesus, humanity, sin, salvation, eternity, etc. Check out this mp3 and these notes to learn more about…is MOTI ignorant of God? (Disclaimer: I heard this series by one of my favorite pastors and professors of all time, Dr. Russell D. Moore. I have taken much of his lecture on this, made it my own, used many of his illustrations, and have come to many of his conclusions. So all credit to RDM!)

storyline #80: psalm 8 “apps for iworship: humanity″

Free files for youth pastors and small group leaders:
2 – Psalm 8 – iWorship as Humanity (mp3)
2 – Psalm 8 – iWorship as Humanity (handout)
2 – Psalm 8 – iWorship as Humanity (ppt)
2 – Psalm 8 – iWorship as Humanity (commentary)
2 – Psalm 8 – iWorship as Humanity (sermon)
2 – Psalm 8 – iWorship Humanity (service)
2 – Psalm 8 – iWorship as Humanity (small groups)

sermon intro video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeyqm9s9_EY

Our new series rolls on with message #2 “iWorship: as Humanity”.  In this message we studied the different Psalms that talk about who we are as humanity, how we’re supposed to worship as humanity, and who we are supposed to worship as humanity.  Psalm 8 and 139 are amazing Psalms that give us deep insight into these themes.  I pray you will be blessed and challenged!

Released: Avatar and this culture’s cry for Christ

Avatar.  One of the most epic movies of all time.  Some Christians absolutely love it.  Others despise it.  There are theological and entertainment reasons on both sides.  The plot, the graphics, the colors, the dimensions, the fantasy, the storyline…it all just flat-out epic…and controversial.  So, how should a Christian think through these movies?  Enjoy them?  Criticize them?  Fast-forward at the “bad” parts?

One thing is for sure, we don’t have to worry about the world ever completely becoming atheistic.  A great missionary friend of mine showed me how America is becoming more like Asian animistic cultures and less than European atheistic cultures.  “Just look at the movies the media is producing because its what the audiences wants to see.”  So with box office blockbusters like Avatar and Twilight, our culture is becoming far more spiritual, far less atheistic, as well as far less Christ-centered.

I’ve heard many Christians get caught up in the rawr over Avatar because of its absolute, complete paganism…which I totally agree it is.  Its panentheistic with the fact that the “God” is simply everything.  It equates the animal kingdom with the human race.  It promotes creation worship, and it doesn’t even conceive of monotheism whatsoever.  So all of this paganism is absolutely terrible enough for all Christians to stay away from it….right?

Well, there is a completely other side to Avatar.  My pastor and I had a conversation that enlightened me greatly.  In Avatar you have a storyline of a man in one “superior” world going to an “inferior” world as a mediator and actually “taking on the flesh” of the creatures of that world.  This man’s mission is to save the planet’s population by coming in with a warning and good news.  The people of Pandora see their life connected to a tree which is central in their world.  This mediator ends up dying and returning to life.   Continue reading