We Are C.B.S.M. (Back to School Sermon)


Free downloads for youth pastors and small group leaders:
We Are CBSM (mp3).mp3
We Are CBSM (handout).pdf
We Are CBSM (ppt).ppt
We Are CBSM (Outline).doc
We Are CBSM (small groups).doc
We Are CBSM (service order).doc
God directed me to preach this week on “We Are CBSM.” It had a little “We are Marshall” flare to it. Here’s why I believe God wanted it. Every fall, as all the students are going back to school, more teens than ever decide to give the church one more chance. We want to be well aware of that, so we normally use that Wednesday night to tell those students who we are and what we’re all about (JESUS!). I’m amazed at all that God is doing! Over 3 years ago now we had about 60 students in all. Over 3 years ago we had around 90. Over two years ago we had about 140. Last January we topped about about 170. God has given us so much growth that we’ve had to go to 2 CBSM services (middle and high school separated). So this week, with both services combined, we had just barely under 200 teenagers! It was an absolute honor to talk about who are as CBSM (Capshaw. Baptist. Student. Ministry). Youth pastors, I would highly recommend that every August and January you take a week or two to recast your vision as a student ministry, strategically speak to your guests and visitors, and watch God get them on board for the glory of His Kingdom. And praise God…we had around 6 teens give their lives to Jesus last night!

storyline #91: Proverbs 10-20 “Get Smart: When Life is Ridiculously Random”

Free files for student pastors and small group leaders:
2 – Proverbs 10-20 – Random (mp3)
2 – Proverbs 10-20 – Random (handout)
2 – Proverbs 10-20 – Random (ppt)
2 – Proverbs 10-20 – Random (sermon notes)
2 – Proverbs 10-20 – Random (service)
2 – Proverbs 10-20 – Random (small groups)
Sermon Series Intro Video: http://www.youtube.com/user/cbsmMEDIA#p/a/u/0/KalH6_nz45o
God was crazy on the move last night as we went through Proverbs 10-20. We kicked off the sermon with another “Jay Walk All-Stars” video, and got to ask tough questions to the smartest man in the world for our game. Then we moved straight into worship, and just praised Jesus for who He is and what He’s done. Then we moved into our message where I tried to communicate that the reason God wrote Proverbs in such a random style is because our lives are ridiculously random! And because our lives are random, we have to be on our toes, think quick on our feet, and be on our guard for momentary decisions and choices we make. Wisdom from the Proverbs has to be ingrained in us, so we must soak in it. In order to communicate this, I let the students decide on the fly…which Proverb they wanted me to preach. Those chose Proverbs 18. I went with it. You can listen to see what happened next.

framework #31: the doctrine of general revelation – Is the man on the island INNOCENT of sin?

Free files for youth pastors and small group leaders:
2 – MOTI – Innocent (mp3)
2 – MOTI – Innocent (handout)
2 – MOTI – Innocent (ppt)
2 – MOTI – Innocent (sermon)
2 – MOTI – Innocent (notes)
2 – MOTI – Innocent (service)
2 – MOTI – Innocent (small groups)
Sermon Intro Video: Clips from the movie “Castaway”
Last night was another BEST NIGHT YET! Two words that come to mind to describe last night are: EXCITEMENT and GENUINE. All night long the students were truly pumped up to praise Jesus, and the worship just seemed to be more genuine than ever. So the sermon was on “Is Moti INNOCENT of sin?” This is one of the most prominent answers I get from teenagers who think that Moti goes to heaven when he dies (Moti is a man on a deserted island who has never had contact with any other human being, missionary, etc.). So, does God reveal to Moti the existence of sin? Does Moti know that he is a sinner? How in the world does Moti sin? Is he cussing out the island koala bears? Is he drawing dirty little pictures in the sand? Is he torturing any bird he can get his hands on? This is an important message to understand how the entire world is cursed with sin, and how the only cure for sin is the gospel of Jesus!

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

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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 #89: Revelation 5 “apps for iworship: Eternity″

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11 – Revelation 5 – iWorship for Eternity (mp3)
11 – Revelation 5 – iWorship for Eternity (handout)
11 – Revelation 5 – iWorship for Eternity (ppt)
11 – Revelation 5 – iWorship for Eternity (commentary)
11 – Revelation 5 – iWorship for Eternity (outline)
11 – Revelation 5 – iWorship for Eternity (service)
11 – Revelation 5 – iWorship for Eternity (small groups)
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sermon intro video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeyqm9s9_EY
I can’t hardly believe that this is our last sermon in the “Psalms: iWorship” series since we’ve been in it now for 3 months. I knew from the start, I wanted the series to end strong…and not just as a stale old repetition of what we’ve been saying over the past 12ish weeks. What better way to end it than the vivid vision of heavenly worship that God gives to John…for our growth! If you’re worship worship boring then newsflash…YOU ARE BORING…because Jesus is not! Liven up your worship by getting a glimpse of the glory of Christ from Revelation 5!

storyline #88: Exodus 15 “apps for iworship: fight songs″

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10 – Exodus 15 – iWorship with Fight Songs (mp3)
10 – Exodus 15 – iWorship with Fight Songs (handout)
10 – Exodus 15 – iWorship with Fight Songs (ppt)
10 – Exodus 15 – iWorship with Fight Songs (game)
10 – Exodus 15 – iWorship with Fight Songs (notes)
10 – Exodus 15 – iWorship with Fight Songs (pulpit)
10 – Exodus 15 – iWorship with Fight Songs (questions)
10 – Exodus 15 – iWorship with Fight Songs (service)
sermon intro video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeyqm9s9_EY
Do you ever feel like your worship participation in church has gotten old, stale, boring, or routine? Do you need to be reminded of how awesome, special, and straight-up shocking our worship to Christ really should be? Do you need to be taught on the importance and the way to worship Jesus more biblically? Well you’re in luck. Here ya go… Listen up!

storyline #87: psalm 117 “apps for iworship: missions″

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9 – Psalm 117 – iWorship on Mission (mp3)
9 – Psalm 117 – iWorship on Mission (handout)
9 – Psalm 117 – iWorship on Mission (ppt)
9 – Psalm 117 – iWorship on Mission (commentary)
9 – Psalm 117 – iWorship on Mission (sermon)
9 – Psalm 117 – iWorship on Mission (pulpit)
9 – Psalm 117 – iWorship on Mission (service)
9 – Psalm 117 – iWorship on Mission (small groups)
sermon intro video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeyqm9s9_EY
Missions is not an option, it is a command. Missions is not just a trip, it is a battle plan. Missions is not just for the trained and specialized, it is for every Christian. Missions is not just for the called to full-time, it is for every Christian to go at least part-time. Hear from Psalm 117, the shortest chapter in the Psalms and the shortest chapter in all the Bible, about the importance of understanding your call to missions!

storyline #86: psalm 32 “apps for iworship: confession″

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8 – Psalm 32 – iWorship in Confession (mp3)
8 – Psalm 32 – iWorship in Confession (handout)
8 – Psalm 32 – iWorship in Confession (ppt)
8 – Psalm 32 – iWorship in Confession (commentary)
8 – Psalm 32 – iWorship in Confession (outline)
8 – Psalm 32 – iWorship in Confession (service)
8 – Psalm 32 – iWorship in Confession (small groups)
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sermon intro video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeyqm9s9_EY
David was the King of Israel…God’s people. He has been known throughout history as the “man AFTER God’s own heart.” But David screwed up ROYALLY. He committed adultery with Uriah’s wife, Bathsheba. He killed Uriah to cover up for his sin since she got pregnant. So now, he finds himself the King of God’s people, a cheater, an adulterer, a liar, and a murder. Would and could a holy and just God forgive him of such HORRENDOUS sins? Check all this out to find out!

storyline #85: psalm 18 “apps for iworship: prayer″

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7 – Psalm 18 – iWorship in Prayer (mp3)
7 – Psalm 18 – iWorship in Prayer (handout)
7 – Psalm 18 – iWorship in Prayer (ppt)
7 – Psalm 18 – iWorship in Prayer (commentary)
7 – Psalm 18 – iWorship in Prayer (outline)
7 – Psalm 18 – iWorship in Prayer (service)
7 – Psalm 18 – iWorship in Prayer (small groups)
sermon intro video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeyqm9s9_EY
Have you ever felt like your prayers aren’t going anywhere? That God is not listening? That He’s never answering your prayers? Ever wonder if He even ever reacts to your prayers? Have you ever wondered HOW to pray? Have you ever felt your prayers get stale, old, repetitious, and same-old same-old? David prays here in Psalm 18 in such a powerful way….and God responds and reacts even stronger! Check it out if you want a much stronger personal prayer life!