CBSM Small Groups: The Apostle #4


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 4.doc
You can listen to the sermon again at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/maximum-life-pastor-zach-terry/id111108397

Ex Nihilo (Doctrine of Creation): 3 Questions to Ask an Evolutionist

Free files for student pastors and small group leaders:
2 – Creation – Evolution (mp3)
2 – Creation – Evolution (handout)
2 – Creation – Evolution (ppt)
2 – Creation – Evolution (outline)
2 – Creation – Evolution (sermon notes)
2 – Creation – Evolution (small groups)
2 – Creation – Evolution (service)
Ex Nihilo Title Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUEiN6R2ZBw
(We used “Common Designer” from Answers in Genesis as our sermon intro video)
I’ve never preached on evolution before…nor have I ever preached on something that’s not in the Bible! I heavily studied Mark Driscoll’s chapter on “Creation” in his book “Doctrine.” You will see a lot of his material in my notes. I also used a little of Wayne Grudem’s chapter on “Doctrine of Creation” in his book “Systematic Theology” as well. I didn’t want to just preach a sermon on how evolution is wrong and creationism is right. So we went with the angle…how do we talk to evolutionists and engage them in conversation so that over time we can see God move their hearts to Jesus and then eventually to a biblical view of creationism? I want our students encouraged at every single moment to talk to unbelievers about Jesus, the gospel, the Word, etc! Check out all the resources above for a greater understanding on this HUGE issue.

Book Study: “The Grace and Truth Paradox” (chapter 9 and Conclusion)

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Free files for youth pastors:

GTP – Chapter 9 and Conclusion

I don’t want my students to be either a bunch of theoogical egg-heads or a group of jerks walking around and debating theology.  I so desire them to be like Christ.  I want them to be full of grace and truth just like Jesus is (John 1:14).  I want my students to be able to love a Mormon, to give to an Atheist, to help a Muslim, etc.  At the same time, I want my students to defend the truths of Scripture, the proclaim the gospel, and to be willing to die for Christ.  I pray for them to be full of grace and truth like Jesus.  Continue reading

Book Study: “The Grace and Truth Paradox” (chapters 5 & 6)

grace-and-truth-paradoxFree files for youth pastors:

The Grace and Truth Paradox: chapters 5 & 6

I don’t want my students to be either a bunch of theoogical egg-heads or a group of jerks walking around and debating theology.  I so desire them to be like Christ.  I want them to be full of grace and truth just like Jesus is (John 1:14).  I want my students to be able to love a Mormon, to give to an Atheist, to help a Muslim, etc.  At the same time, I want my students to defend the truths of Scripture, the proclaim the gospel, and to be willing to die for Christ.  I pray for them to be full of grace and truth like Jesus.  Continue reading

Book Study: “The Grace and Truth Paradox” (chapters 3 & 4)

grace-and-truth-paradoxFree files for youth pastors:

The Grace and Truth Paradox: Chapters 3 and 4

I don’t want my students to be either a bunch of theoogical egg-heads or a group of jerks walking around and debating theology.  I so desire them to be like Christ.  I want them to be full of grace and truth just like Jesus is (John 1:14).  I want my students to be able to love a Mormon, to give to an Atheist, to help a Muslim, etc.  At the same time, I want my students to defend the truths of Scripture, the proclaim the gospel, and to be willing to die for Christ.  I pray for them to be full of grace and truth like Jesus.  Continue reading