CBSM Mini-Conference: Persecuted Church – on the Doctrine of Christ

Yes, we get this idea from Pastor David Platt and his church Brookhills where he preaches for nearly 6 HOURS on doctrine and theology. We’ve been a few times for that, and its amazing. Platt gets it from his missions experiences where foreign churches study God’s Word in secret (so they don’t get killed) for hours (so they can learn as much as possible). This is CBSM’s second attempt, and we’ve learned to put it during a school break so that students can stay out late with no school the next day.
The reason we want to continue Persecuted Church conferences is because we believe that students desire a deeper study of God’s Word, and that they want to be different from the world in the way they live their lives for Jesus. The theme of our Persecuted Church Conference this time is “The Doctrine of Christ.” We haven’t taken a specific look at the Doctrine of Christ for almost 3 years now. So its time we take a deep look at the person and worship of Jesus again. All teenagers from our area are invited.

Free files for student pastors and small group leaders:
Doctrine of Christ – 1 – Person and Identity by Brian Metz (mp3)
Doctrine of Christ – 2 – Death and Burial by Tim Harvey (mp3)
Doctrine of Christ – 2 – Death and Burial by Tim Harvey (doc)
Doctrine of Christ – 3 – Resurrection and Return by Chip Dean (mp3)
Doctrine of Christ – 3 – Resurrection and Return by Chip Dean (doc)
Persecuted Church – Doctrine of Christ Schedule (doc)
Persecuted Church – Doctrine of Christ (ppt)
Persecuted Church – Doctrine of Christ Booklet Inside (pdf)
Persecuted Church – Doctrine of Christ Booklet Outside (pdf)

CBSM PERSECUTED CHURCH Mini-Conference – Wednesday, December 29

Yes, we get this idea from Pastor David Platt and his church Brookhills where he preaches for nearly 6 HOURS on doctrine and theology. We’ve been a few times for that, and its amazing. Platt gets it from his missions experiences where foreign churches study God’s Word in secret (so they don’t get killed) for hours (so they can learn as much as possible). This is CBSM’s second attempt, and we’ve learned to put it during a school break so that students can stay out late with no school the next day.

The reason we want to continue Persecuted Church conferences is because we believe that students desire a deeper study of God’s Word, and that they want to be different from the world in the way they live their lives for Jesus. The theme of our Persecuted Church Conference this time is “The Doctrine of Christ.” We haven’t taken a specific look at the Doctrine of Christ for almost 3 years now. So its time we take a deep look at the person and worship of Jesus again. All teenagers from our area are invited. If you’re coming, make sure you bring a friend to this epic night of worship and the Word. Here is the schedule for the night:

6:00 – 6:30pm: Chillin and Hangin Out
6:30 – 8:00pm: Regular CBSM Worship Service “Where God and Satan Agree” worship by Tim Harvey and message by Pastor Chip
8:15 – 9:15pm: Persecuted Church Session #1 “The Person and Identity of Jesus” by Brian Metz
9:15 – 9:45pm: Pizza Snack Break
9:45 – 10:45pm: Persecuted Church Session #2 “The Death and Burial of Jesus” by Tim Harvey
11:00 – 12:00am: Persecuted Church Session #3 “The Resurrection, Ascension, and Return of Jesus” by Pastor Chip

Framework #05 – Doctrine of Jesus Christ – The Covenants

Free files for youth pastors:

05 – Doctrine of Christ – Covenants (fillout sheet)

05 – Doctrine of Christ – Covenant (ppt)

Hebrews 9:15 Therefore [Jesus Christ] is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant.

I got an iPod touch for my birthday. I don’t need a bulky cassette walkman, an awkward portable CD player, a huge portable DVD player, or any holders to carry around all my music. All of that has been combined and is able to fit into my pocket with my all-in-one device – the iPod touch. We appreciate these new technologies more as we understand everything they are designed to take the place of. The same is true with the New Covenant. We love Christ and His work of salvation so much more as we understand how He fulfills the Old Covenant in His death. Continue reading

Framework #04 – Doctrine of Jesus Christ – His Offices

Files for youth pastors:

04 – Doc of Christ – Offices (fillout sheet)

04 – Doc of Christ – Offices (mp3)

04 – Doc of Christ – Offices (ppt)

What happens when people just sit around? The majority of the time what happens is storytelling. We enjoy recounting stories from our lives with others, and we also love hearing the stories of what others have gone through. God has created us that way in His image. As for the Bible, God is not giving us a bunch of ideas and then illustrating them with stories. Rather, God is architecting and narrating the storyline of all history (His story), and then interpreting that storyline with truths. As we are seeking to understand who Jesus Christ was, is, and will be; and what He has done, is doing, and will do…it is easiest and most biblical to understand all of this in story. We are about to take a look at the offices of Jesus Christ. The offices of Jesus Christ wrap up who He is, what He does, and how He fulfills the narrative of all OT history (2 Kings 23:2). So let us take a look at Jesus Christ as The Prophet, The Priest, and The King. Continue reading

Framework #03 – Doctrine of Jesus Christ – His Humanity

Free files for youth pastors:

03 – Doctrine of Christ – Humanity (mp3)

03 – Doctrine of Christ – Humanity (fillout sheet)

03 – Doctrine of Christ – Humanity (ppt)

“The little Lord Jesus, no crying He makes.” Did Jesus cry when He was a baby? Or when laying in the manger was He thinking to Himself, “Okay, this hay feels a little rough, but soon the shepherds will be here. Later on, the wise-men will arrive, and we’ll be headin’ over to Egypt. Then, I have to get my game on for the temple when they’ll leave me”?

There are several of these false ideas about Jesus being human. First, “Docetism” says that because all matter is evil and God is holy, Jesus only really appeared to be human…like a ghost. “Apollinarianism” says that Jesus has a real human body but with a Divine mind. Therefore, He is really just “God in a bod.” Eutychianism says that Jesus’ deity is so vast that it swallows up the human side of Jesus like a drop of coke in the Pacific Ocean. Jesus didn’t just appear to be human; He was fully human! He had both a human mind and body! Jesus was both fully human and fully God! We must believe those facts to understand His humanity.

It’s not just that Jesus was fully man, but Jesus IS fully man. Continue reading

Framework #02 – Doctrine of Jesus Christ – The Storyline

Free files for youth pastors:

01 – Doc of Christ – Storyline (mp3)

01 – Doc of Christ – Storyline (ppt)

01 – Doc of Christ – Storyline (handout)

 

Have you ever thought to yourself that what you learn in church is difficult to remember?  If you worship with the church in Sunday school, Sunday morning worship, Sunday evening worship, Sunday evening Discipleship Training, and Wednesday evening worship, then you may feel like its impossible to really remember everything you hear.  If you think that, I’m with you!  That is why there needs to be one central, overarching point to every message, sermon, and lesson just like there is one central theme in the Bible.  Continue reading