Following Jesus: The Lord’s Supper by Michael Harris (Luke 22)


Free resources for youth pastors, small group leaders, etc:
14 – Following Jesus – Supper (mp3).mp3
14 – Following Jesus – Supper (handout).pdf
14 – Following Jesus – Supper (ppt).ppt
14 – Following Jesus – Supper (notes).doc
14 – Following Jesus – Supper (small groups).doc
14 – Following Jesus – Supper (service order).doc
I hope I will never forget it. Back in the spring of 2008, I had preached Exodus 2 – 4 on the call to be a leader like Jesus. Instead of having our second worship set at the end of our service, we just spent time in prayer. The last student praying in the room was a 7th grader. I walked up to him and asked how I could pray for him. He said he felt a burden and a call to be a pastor. That 7th grader was Michael Harris. Now 4 years later, Michael preaches his first sermon to CBSM. If you’ve ever heard Michael pray, you know that he gets it and he’s deep. You will absolutely love the depth, humor, and application of this sermon. Michael did an outstanding job of communicating God’s Word to CBSM and point them to Jesus!

Following Jesus: In His Temple Cleaning by Josh Johnson (Matthew 21)


Free resources for youth pastors, small group leaders, etc:
12 – Following Jesus – Temple (mp3)
12 – Following Jesus – Temple (handout).pdf
12 – Following Jesus – Temple (ppt)
12 – Following Jesus – Temple (notes).doc
12 – Following Jesus – Temple (service order).doc
12 – Following Jesus – Temple (small groups).doc
As a part of our Student Preaching Month, this sermon is preached by CBSM senior, Josh Johnson. Josh is a senior at BJHS, and plans to attend UNA to study marketing. I’ve known Josh for 4 years, and his heart for Jesus, missions, and the lost is unbelievably genuine. I’ve seen Josh brought to tears many times when being convicted of reaching the unsaved with the gospel. It was an absolute honor to hear Josh preach from his heart about the purity of Jesus, the sin of humanity, and the power of the gospel.

Following Jesus: Through His Triumphal Entry by Seth Fowler (Luke 19)


Free downloads for youth pastors, small group leaders, etc:
11 – Following Jesus – Triumphal Entry (mp3)
11 – Following Jesus – Triumphal Entry (handout).pdf
11 – Following Jesus – Triumphal Entry (ppt)
11 – Following Jesus – Triumphal Entry (notes).doc
11 – Following Jesus – Triumphal Entry (small groups).doc
11 – Following Jesus – Triumphal Entry (service order).doc
Seth Fowler is a junior in high school at East Limestone. He is a long time member of Capshaw Baptist Church. What blew my mind when Seth preached this message is that a ton of his friends from his high school, baseball teammates, and even one of his teachers came to hear him. Their attendance preached his testimony loudly! The place was packed with all the people who’s lives he had touched in a super special way for Jesus. Seth did an outstanding job of preaching the passage, and I hope you get a chance to hear him!

Following Jesus: Through His Transfiguration by Alex Wakefield (Matthew 17)


Free files for youth pastors and small group leaders:
10 – Following Jesus – Transfiguration (mp3).mp3
10 – Following Jesus – Transfiguration (handout).pdf
10 – Following Jesus – Transfiguration (ppt).ppt
10 – Following Jesus – Transfiguration (notes).doc
10 – Following Jesus – Transfiguration (service order).doc
10 – Following Jesus – Transfiguration (small groups).doc
Alex Wakefiled (CBSM and Sparkman Senior) kicked off our Student Preaching Month with this sermon. Alex has been coming to CBSM for just about a year now, and quickly became a strong leader in our student ministry. He is going to Auburn University to study engineering. Alex absolutely nailed this passage with his biblical understanding, and his passion to get it across. You’ll notice how honest Alex is about his life, and how quick he is to humble point everything over to Jesus. We could not be more thankful for God giving Alex to us for this time!

Following Jesus: From His Parables (Matthew 13)


Free downloads for youth pastors and small group leaders:
9 – Following Jesus – Parables (mp3).mp3
9 – Following Jesus – Parables (handout).pdf
9 – Following Jesus – Parables (ppt).ppt
9 – Following Jesus – Parables (notes).doc
9 – Following Jesus – Parables (service order).doc
9 – Following Jesus – Parables (small groups).doc
Everyone loves a good story. Some stories have absolutely taken our culture by storm such as: Harry Potter, the Avengers, the Twilight Saga, The Hunger Games, etc. God designed us to be fascinated with story because all of our lives are caught up in the overarching story of the gospel, glory, and kingdom of Christ. Jesus was the master-storyteller. His stories were intriguing, gripping, and fascinating. Jesus told His disciples that He told His stories (the parables) so that some people would understand and that some wouldn’t. Did you know that Jesus told somewhere around 50 different parables? Did you know that Jesus’ stories made up of about a third of all His teachings combined? What are His parables all about, why did He go that route, and what do they mean for our lives? You can find all that out here in this CBSM study “Following Jesus: From His Parables.”

Following Jesus: As The King (Luke 11:14-23)


Free resources for youth pastors, small group leaders, etc:
No mp3 or video until Saturday night. Sorry!
8 – Following Jesus – King (handout).pdf
8 – Following Jesus – King (ppt).ppt
8 – Following Jesus – King (notes).doc
8 – Following Jesus – King (service order).doc
8 – Following Jesus – King (small groups).doc
Elvis may be the King of Rock. Michael Jackson may have been the King of Pop. Lebron may be known as King James. But Jesus is the King of Kings! Jesus has absolute rule, power, and authority over absolutely everything. We even see in Scripture how He has power over things that humanity could only dream to have power over: creation, demons, disease, and death. This study has been so powerful for CBSM as we’ve taken a look at Jesus as Prophet, Priest, and King…and how we are gifted to be like Him in our lives in each of those areas. In fact, we are all most like Him in one of those areas than another. If you’re a youth pastor, Christian school teacher, small group leader, etc…I would highly encourage you to go through this study of Prophet, Priest, and King like those who have taught us to think: Mark Driscoll, John Frame, The Resurgence, Etc.

Following Jesus: Through His Temptation (Luke 4:1-13)


Free files for youth pastors, small group leaders, etc:
4 – Following Jesus – Temptation (mp3)
4 – Following Jesus – Temptation (handout).pdf
4 – Following Jesus – Temptation (ppt).ppt
4 – Following Jesus – Temptation (outline).doc
4 – Following Jesus – Temptation (small groups).doc

My guess is that Christians normally think Jesus was a cheater when it came to temptation. Most Christians seem to believe that Jesus never gave into temptation because He is God. While its true that He was and is fully God, Jesus resisted temptation totally out of His humanity as He was filled with the Spirit. Jesus could not have sinned because He’s God, but Jesus did not sin because He was the perfectly obedient man. Jesus gave us incredible insight on how to resist and fight against temptation. Warning…this is a deep sermon, but I promise it will give you life-long and life-changing principles to battle against temptation for victory like Christ, through Christ, and for Christ.

Sweet Dreams: A Vision of The Kingdom (The Book of Daniel)


Free downloads for youth pastors and small group leaders:
1 – Daniel – Vision of Kingdom (mp3)
1 – Daniel – Vision of Kingdom (handout).pdf
1 – Daniel – Vision of Kingdom (ppt)
1 – Daniel 1-12 – Vision of Kingdom (outline).doc
1 – Daniel 1-12 – Vision of Kingdom (service order).doc
1 – Daniel 1-12 – Vision of Kingdom (small groups).doc
We are all caught up in a Kingdom! A Kingdom is a culture, a people, a place, with a King who is ruling over it all. Everyone has a culture they are living out. Everyone has a people they identify with most. Everyone has a place they loved to be with most. Everyone has someone they love to live for in their life in order to please. Kingdom is also a huge them found throughout the Scriptures. From the beginning to the end, God is constantly pronouncing, introducing, and fulfilling His kingdom through Christ. This message will help you identify your kingdom, and it will encourage you to live in and for the Kingdom of Christ!

CBSM Sermon Video “CBSM on Cutting: When Pain Feels Good”


Since we hit the tragedy of suicide hard last week, God directed us to take one more week in the hard issues of teenage life…and talk about cutting, self-injury, self-abuse, and self-harm. God surfaced so many struggles in the lives of the students through this sermon. I literally stayed for an hour after the service just counseling teens who were hurting and admitting struggles. I was up past midnight responding to all kinds of texts and emails over the topic. I believe many times, youth ministries aren’t coming close to scratching the surface of the real issues in students lives. And at other times, the student ministries who do focus on all the immediate issues…aren’t pointing them to Jesus thru the gospel. There has to be a real balance here of being proactive and reactive. Proactively letting the Holy Spirit deal with issues from the Word, and reactively preaching the issues that we’re aware of when they become urgent. Feel free to check out and use all of our media on cutting and self-abuse for your own life and ministry.

CBSM on Cutting: When Pain Feels Good


Free files for youth pastors and small group leaders:
Cutting (mp3).mp3
Cutting (handout).pdf
Cutting (ppt).ppt
Cutting (notes).doc
Cutting (small groups).doc
Cutting Teen Testimony.doc
Cutting (service).doc
We used a “Teenage Cutting Story” from youtube as our sermon intro video.
Since we hit the tragedy of suicide hard last week, God directed us to take one more week in the hard issues of teenage life…and talk about cutting, self-injury, self-abuse, and self-harm. God surfaced so many struggles in the lives of the students through this sermon. I literally stayed for an hour after the service just counseling teens who were hurting and admitting struggles. I was up past midnight responding to all kinds of texts and emails over the topic. I believe many times, youth ministries aren’t coming close to scratching the surface of the real issues in students lives. And at other times, the student ministries who do focus on all the immediate issues…aren’t pointing them to Jesus thru the gospel. There has to be a real balance here of being proactive and reactive. Proactively letting the Holy Spirit deal with issues from the Word, and reactively preaching the issues that we’re aware of when they become urgent. Feel free to check out and use all of our media on cutting and self-abuse for your own life and ministry.