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.

Angels, Satan, and Demons: Q & A

Free downloads for youth pastors and small group leaders:
6 – Q and A (mp3)
6 – Q & A (small groups).pdf
6 – Q & A (summaries).pdf
6 – Q & A (worship night).pdf
Here is the final installment of our CBSM study on Angels, Satan, and Demons. We finished it all off with a Q & A. Many students texted in their questions. Many wrote them down on paper. And there were even small groups that turned in lists of questions to be asked. It was a really fun night to where I really had to be on my toes. There were questions I had no clue about an answer. There were questions that I had to look up answers. And every question got a biblical basis. Here are some of the questions we got that I took a shot at for an answer:

1. Can Satan read our thoughts?
2. If God is all-knowing, then why did He create Satan in the first place…and allow him to become evil?
3. Do people who go to hell become demons?
4. Can demons materialize and take on human form?
5. Are there such things as guardian angels? If so, is there one for every Christian?
6. Can a Christian be demon possessed?
7. Why did one-third of angels follow Satan instead of doing what they were created to do (worship Jesus)?
8. How was God made?
9. If sin did not enter the world until the fall of Satan, then how did Satan fall if there was no sin?
10. What did I learn most from this series on angels, Satan, and demons?

Angels, Satan, and Demons: Questions and Answers

Free resources for youth pastors and small group leaders:
6 – Q & A (small groups).pdf
1 – This Means War (handout – answers).pdf
2 – Angels (handout – answers).pdf
3 – Satan Identity (handout – answers).pdf
4 – Satan Strategy (handout – answers).pdf
All Angels, Satan, and Demons blog posts:

CBSM Small Group Leaders:
This Sunday morning will be our preparation for our Q & A that night. Please go over the short summary in the Q&A pdf above with your students. On the topics that your small group asks more questions about, then please use the additional handouts from our series. I have filled in all the answers for you. Please print all 6 of these out, be familiar with them, and lead a discussion that comes up with some good questions referring to Satan, Angels, and Demons. Encourage the students to write down their questions, put them in their Bibles, and bring the questions with them on Sunday night for the Q & A. The Q & A is for both high school and middle school. It will be a combined service since there is no Wednesday night service this week due to the Shane and Shane concert. I can’t wait to hear all the questions and study the Bible with your students concerning them!

Angels, Satan, and Demons: Demons and The Demonic

Free resources for youth pastors, small group leaders, etc:
5 – Demons (mp3).mp3
5 – Demons (HS-Handout).pdf
5 – Demons (ppt).ppt
5 – Demons (outline).doc
5 – Demons (small groups).doc
5 – Demons (service order).doc
Satan absolutely loves for us to think about his demons as scary and spooky. He wants us to be freaked out and creeped out by them, because then our thinking is off of their true purpose: evil and sinfulness. In this important message, you’ll hear more about where demons came from, what they are like, what they do, what they have to do with us, and how we can overpower them. Definitely give this a look, a study, and a watch. Its a message every Christian needs to know!

Angels, Satan, and Demons: All About Angels

Free resources for youth pastors and small group leaders:
2 – Angels (mp3).mp3
2 – Angels (handout).pdf
2 – Angels (ppt).ppt
2 – Angels (notes).doc
Have you ever heard people retell their possible experiences or encounters with angels? Could they be possible? It is possible! In fact, we naturally allow people’s stories to shape our minds concerning what we believe about angels. The entertainment world is full of movies and music on angels. “Angels In The Outfield”, “Touched By An Angel”, “Its A Wonderful Life”, “Angels Among Us”, and “Earth Angel” are only a few of the movies, TV shows, and songs that are talking about angels. Our minds are naturally shaped on our beliefs about angels simply by the culture around us. So how can we know what to believe? We must allow the Bible to shape our minds regarding angels so that we will know what the truth is. This CBSM study on angels will teach you both what angels are like and what angels do. We went deep and super informative with this one. Make sure you focus and stick with it, and you’ll know what most of the Bible teaches about the angelic.

Angels, Satan, and Demons: This Means War

Free downloads for youth pastors and small group leaders:
1 – This Means War (mp3).mp3
1 – This Means War (handout).pdf
1 – This Means War (ppt).ppt
1 – This Means War (notes).doc
1 – This Means War (notes).doc
1 – This Means War (small groups).doc
1 – This Means War (service order).doc
It was NO mistake that our Back To School Bash event and our new series on Angels, Satan, and Demons collided together on the same night. Our B2SB event is one of our biggest events of the whole year. We had over 100 middle schoolers and over 200 high schoolers for these two crazy services. We wanted to do a topic that would create some serious interest and intrigue to keep the teens coming back. And of course as always…we believe that the doctrine of Angels, Satan, and Demons ultimately points us to Jesus. Check out the downloads to see how this fascinating doctrine is really all about the supremacy of Christ!

Framework #13 – MACRO Theology – Doctrine of Angels

Free files for youth pastors:

06 – Angels (ppt)

06 – Angels (mp3)

06 – Angels (fillout sheet)

Do you have any friends or family members who have thought they came into contact with some kind of angelic creature whether angel or demon?  I remember when one of my friends told me that he couldn’t go to sleep the night before because he sensed the presence of Satan in his room. In the middle of the night, he had to yell for his dad to come into his room because he was so afraid to get out of bed.  He was about 21 years old at the time.  A few years later, I remember hanging out with an unsaved friend of mine on Halloween night.  We were in my room listening to the radio station that was broadcasting priests going into a house of a demon possessed family to exorcize the demons.  I remember thinking about it, and quickly turning off the radio after realizing that he could become possessed since he was unsaved. Continue reading