Bringing THE CHURCH Back 2 Life: 2 Corinthians


Free downloads for youth pastors, small group leaders, parents, teens, etc:
3 – The Church B2L – 2 Corinthians (audio).mp3
3 – The Church B2L – 2 Corinthians (handout).pdf
3 – The Church B2L – 2 Corinthians (ppt).ppt
3 – The Church B2L – 2 Corinthians (notes).doc
3 – The Church B2L – 2 Corinthians (service order).doc
3 – The Church B2L – 2 Corinthians (small groups).doc
Since I’ve been here as youth pastor for the past 5 years, I’m incredibly thankful for the youth pastors God has provided this larger community with. They are true friends, buddies, prayer warriors, loyal to the gospel, and faithful to Jesus. They’ve called me out when they’ve needed to, and encouraged me when I’ve needed it most. This study on 2 Corinthians is by one of my favorite youth pastors in the world: Robert Ekis. I’ve known Robert for the last 5 years as he’s been a youth pastor, church planting pastor, church planting executive pastor, etc. Robert has spoken for me on a bunch of different occasions including middle school worship services, CBSM Beach Camp, and combined worship services. Definitely check out his sermon stuff here, and visit http://www.robertekis.com for more Ekis kinda stuff.

Framework #39: Best Book Ever – Question and Answer Session: Anything Goes!

Free files for student pastors and small group leaders:
7 – Best Book Ever – Q and A (mp3)
7 – Best Book Ever – Q and A (handout)
7 – Best Book Ever – Q&A (service)
Best Book Ever sermon intro video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZx-dHWWHIg

Last night we finished-up our BEST BOOK EVER series through the Doctrine of Scripture with a Q and A Session. We asked our students to text all of their tough questions to a specific email address where our audio/video guys received them in our booth, and put the best/toughest questions on the screen for me to answer off the cuff. We told our students that their questions would remain anonymous just to make sure they knew that they could ask whatever they wanted to and not be scared. We tried to answer the questions that went best with the BEST BOOK EVER series we had just finished, but then any question was fair game. Here’s the questions that we got to cover:

Why are there so many different versions of the Bible and not just one?
How can I persuade my friend about God and about how the Bible is His true and perfect Word? Should I use the Bible for this even though they don’t believe in it?
I am someone who went through something terrible emotionally and physically. I feel like I’m called to forgive this person and help them. Should I? Help!
How can Christians say they have a loving God when they are so against homosexuals loving each other?
What verses do I turn to in the Bible when I’m struggling with depression?
What happens to a person when they die? Does their soul go to heaven/hell, or their body too?
There were other questions, that I just can’t think of right now. So feel free to check out the mp3 to see how we handled these biblically, Christocentrically, and personally.