Sin <<< Salvation: What do I do for my salvation? (Conversion)


Free downloads for youth pastors, small group leaders, etc:
6 – Sin <<< Salvation – Conversion (mp3).mp3
6 – Sin <<< Salvation – Conversion (handout).pdf
6 – Sin <<< Salvation – Conversion (ppt).ppt
6 – Sin <<< Salvation – Conversion (notes).doc
6 – Sin <<< Salvation – Conversion (service order).doc
6 – Sin <<< Salvation – Conversion (small groups).doc
What do I do for my salvation? So many people get the gospel wrong, the essentials for salvation wrong, and God’s whole goal of salvation wrongly. I believe there is one essential part of salvation missing in the gospel being presented today that leaves people unsaved…even when they think they are. You can find that out and more in this super important study on conversion, salvation, and the gospel.

CBSM Small Groups: The Apostle #3


CBSM Small Group Leaders:
Here are your discussion questions for a successful small group session with your students for this Sunday!
The Apostle Small Group Questions 3.docYou can listen to the sermon again at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/maximum-life-pastor-zach-terry/id111108397

Seminary and Student Ministry (part 4): The importance of preaching SALVATION in student ministry

salvationFree file for youth pastors:

Paper: “A Biblically Sufficient Doctrine of Conversion: What Must I Do To Be Saved?”

I heard it again last night.  One of the most popular youth speakers in America asked everyone to bow their heads, close their eyes, and repeat after him.  Then his prayer went a little something like this: “Dear Jesus.  I believe in you.  Please forgive me.  Please come into my life.  Please save me.  Please fill me. I love you.  Thank you.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen.”  So what do you think?  Is that an sufficient prayer for salvation?  What elements of the gospel do you believe are non-negotiable for salvation?  What do you say to lead a teen to Christ?  Well, wouldn’t ya know?  I wrote a paper about it in seminary.  I really hope this is helpful to your ministry, and that God blesses your ministry with tons of genuine conversions to Christ!

Paper: “A Biblically Sufficient Doctrine of Conversion: What Must I Do To Be Saved?” Continue reading

Framework #16 – MACRO Theology – Doctrine of Salvation

Free files for youth pastors:

09-salvation (ppt)

09-salvation (handout)

09-salvation (mp3)

I stood there almost lifeless from the aftershock of what I had just heard.  I was recently at an FCA gathering of students at a local high school and heard the speaker say, “Everyone bow your heads, close your eyes, and repeat this prayer after me.  Heavenly Father, I know that I am a sinner.  I know that You say if I confess with my mouth and believe in my heart, then I will be saved.  I do.  Thank you for saving me.  Amen.”  Then the speaker asked everyone who said the prayer to tell the youth leaders in the group that they just committed their life to Christ.  WHAT?!  No one knew what this guy was going to pray.  I even heard youth pastors repeating the prayer!  Is this real salvation?  Is this all God expects?  Is it just this easy?  I’m still shocked! Continue reading