At CBSM , we constantly seek to show our students how Jesus is the central theme of all the Bible. Here is a short sermon clip on how we teach them to see Him in all His Word.
You probably will think I’m crazy, but the greatest preaching and teaching I’ve ever heard… I’m talking about the most passionate, most engaging, most clear and understandable, most personal, most theological, most applicable, and even most humorous… I didn’t hear these greatest sermons and lessons at the coolest, hippest conference around, nor did I hear them from the new, innovative church. However, the best preaching and teaching I’ve ever heard in my life were from the 4 years that I spend in seminary. See, I told you that you’d think I’m crazy!
Seminary was amazing. Honestly, I miss it like crazy. Being around a bunch of people who desired to go as deep as you do, soaking in the biblical knowledge from professors who were also pastors over the weekend, getting to study the best of books, being forced to study all of the notes, and constantly being pointed to Christ… Agh, I miss those grueling days. But to be even more honest, I would never trade it for the church. There is nothing more rewarding than using what I’ve learned in seminary here in the church. I’m so thankful for my seminary because my professors weren’t weird, crusty, old, decrepid, boring, antiseptic, snoozers. Rather, they were pretty cool guys who could put the deepest of theology in the clearest and understandable way. Continue reading →
I’ve heard some teenagers say, “I hate going to church because I never can remember everything.” Those students feel like every message is different with a different moral, a different truth, a different discipline, or a different skill to adopt to their life. On the other hand I’ve heard teenagers say, “I hate going to church because the preacher says the same thing every Sunday.” Honestly, I think they are both right…and both wrong. When we preach/teach to teens, we need to communicate the vastly different stories while always coming back to the same point…the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Continue reading →