Framework #21 – “Doctrine of God: God is Great”

02-doc-of-god-god-is-great-blog-picFree files for youth pastors:

02 – Doctrine of God: God is Great (ppt)

02 – Doctrine of God: God is Great (mp3)

02 – Doctrine of God: God is Great (fillout sheet)

02 – Doctrine of God: God is Great (notes)

One question I love to get students thinking about is “What kind of spouse do you want to live with for the rest of your life?” I want them to go ahead and think of those real important qualities that truly matter as that will affect both who and how they date. If you’re a student reading this, go ahead and do that now… In the same way, God has qualities and characteristics. They are what we call His attributes. Who do you imagine God to be? Do you know what God is REALLY like? God wants us to know Him! Continue reading

Framework #20 – “Doctrine of God: God is One”

01-doc-of-god-god-is-one-blog-pic2Free files for youth pastors:

01 – Doc of God – God is One (mp3)

01 – Doc of God – God is One (ppt)

01 – Doc of God – God is One (fillout sheet)

01 – Doc of God – God is One (sermon notes)

Right behind our church stands a huge Hindu Temple. Can you believe it? In Alabama “the Bible belt” of all places! If you’re not aware, Hindus believe in many gods: polytheism. If you’re a monotheist like me, then you think they are nuts, too. But honestly, our American culture has gone so “postmodern” and there is no belief in absolute truth anymore. So here’s what I’m thinking…if postmodern people try to tell us that their belief is true for them and our belief is true for us, then that means both their God is real and our God is real. And if that’s true, then why can’t they just be honest and admit that what they are really saying is either: “all this God stuff ain’t really true” or “there is really more than one God.” In other words, postmodernism (tolerance) really is no better than polytheism (Hinduism). But Scripture teaches monotheism: there is only one God who exists, and He exists in three persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). Continue reading