White Flag: The Ultimate Motivation for Witnessing [by Quin Shipp]

Quin Shipp finished up our series on Sharing Your Faith with a sermon Deuteronomy 8. His bottom line: “When we remember what the Lord has done for us, it motivates us to share Him with others.” In other words, the Gospel is our ultimate motivation for sharing the Gospel with others.  Continue reading

White Flag: Sharing Your Faith with Skeptical Friends

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Everyone has those people in their lives to whom it seems impossible to witness. This sermon is designed from God’s Word to teach us how to share the Gospel with those who are skeptics. “When they ask you about His rules, tell them about His rescue.”  Continue reading

Join The Rebellion: Rebel Against Hopelessness

 

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3 – Join The Rebellion – Numbers 13-14 – Heaven (notes)

Join The Rebellion – 3 – Heaven – Numbers 13-14 (slides)

This study by Liberty Students is about the Number’s narrative when the spies went to check out the Promise Land. In the same way, God has given us glimpses in His Word to check out our eternal Promise Land.  Continue reading

Join The Rebellion: Everyone Counts (Numbers 1-10)

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Join The Rebellion – 1 – Everyone Counts – Numbers 1-10 (notes)

Join The Rebellion – 1 – Everyone Counts – Numbers 1-10 (slides)

Join The Rebellion – 2 – Numbers 11-12 – Complaining (curriculum)

Here are some quotes from this sermon:  Continue reading

Disciple Making Booklet for Student Ministry

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5 years ago, God put a passion on my heart to get students involved deeper in discipleship. Today, God has matured that passion to see students become disciple makers.

If our goal for students after graduate is for them to attend the church or be discipled, those goals are too short-sighted. Jesus’ goal for His disciples (who were probably teenagers) were to be disciple makers. Our goal for our students should be the same.

In the past 5 years I’ve read many books, had countless conversations, discipled many students, and have watched students make more disciples. I have a long way to grow in my understanding of disciple making, but I wanted to pass along this resource to Student Pastors, Leaders, Ministries, Parents, and even students for those longing to see Jesus’ Great Commission come about in and through the lives of our students.

Liberty Students Disciple Making Strategy (Booklet)

You can read the other articles in this series or check out more disciple making resources at https://youthgrouptruth.com/category/disciple-making/ Continue reading

“What Is My WHY?” (by Christian Romano)

christianromanoChristian Romano is Liberty Students first year-long Minister in Residence. Even though Christian is still in college and working at Chickfila on the weekends, he is making a tremendous impact on our student ministry team and in our middle school ministry. I’m honored to post his article to my blog. 

Have you ever asked yourself why you are currently doing all the things in your life right now? Whether it is going to school, working, or hanging out with a certain group of people. Well these were and sometimes are questions that I ask myself. My name is Christian Romano and I am 21 years old living in Hampton Roads VA. I have four brothers and two wonderful parents. Currently I work at my Church as a Minister in Residence which is a pastor in training and I love my job. I am also a full time student and I know that this is the season of life that I am in right now but one question that I am constantly asking myself is why am I doing this right now? Why should I continue doing the same thing every week? The biggest thing that I have learned during this stage of life is what the “Why” is behind what I am doing. What I mean by this is what is the purpose or reason I am working two jobs, living in Hampton Roads and why am I in school.  Continue reading

Law & Order: Priests (Leviticus 8-10)

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Law and Order – 2 – Priests – Leviticus 8-10 (notes)

Law and Order – 2 – Priests – Leviticus 8-10 (slides)

Law and Order – 1 – Animal Sacrifices – Leviticus 1-7 (curriculum)

Leviticus doesn’t have to be the book where devotions go to die. It wasn’t written to bog us down or bore us to death. The purpose of Leviticus to point us to Jesus and grow us in the Gospel. Follow along and listen to Liberty Students’ latest message from Leviticus called “Law And Order: The Priests” from Leviticus 8-10.

God commanded priests in the Old Testament.

Jesus came as our Final High Priest.

We are called to be His priests today.

Law & Order: Animal Sacrifices (Leviticus 1-7)

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Law and Order – 1 – Animal Sacrifices – Leviticus 1-7 (notes)

Law and Order – 1 – Animal Sacrifices – Leviticus 1-7 (slides)

Law and Order – 1 – Animal Sacrifices – Leviticus 1-7 (curriculum)

Everybody knows Leviticus is where devotions go to die. The book is a devotional killer. Many Christians have committed to read through the whole Bible, but get discouraged, bogged down, and dried up by Leviticus.

At Liberty Students, we want our teens to not only be able to faithfully read through Leviticus, but we want them to LOVE LEVITICUS. If you ever wonder how to read through, teach through, or lead through Leviticus, you will love our series called Law & Order.  Continue reading

ALL OUT: Worship and the 10 Commandments (Exodus 20-24)

Free sermon resource: All Out – 10 Commandments – Exodus 20-24 (notes Kiley)

Check out Pastor Mike Kiley’s message to Liberty Students.

His bottom line: What we could not do, Jesus has done. 

10 Ways Student Pastors Can Kick-Start Disciple Making in Their Student Ministry (Part 4)

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I’m not sure how it happened, but I’m certain we all almost died. I remember driving one morning with three of my friends in my Extended Cab Chevy Silverado. One minute, we were all singing to the radio, the next minute one of my friends was screaming my name to wake me up. Somehow I had drifted off to sleep which caused the truck to drift off the road. When my friend’s screams woke me up, I jerked my truck back on the road. In the same way, when we are making disciples, we’ve got to keep our eyes on the road (pathway) or we will drift.

#4 Keep Your Eyes on the Pathway of Disciple Making

The Mistake Disciple Makers Make

The major mistake I see disciple makers make is when they put all their eggs into the basket of the D-Group. While Jesus called us to make disciples, His Word also calls us to worship together, meet together in groups, live our life on mission, etc. Student Ministry is never to be disciple making only, but it should be disciple making always!

The Pathway of Disciple Making

There’s no doubt that D-Groups are left out of Student Ministry today, but I believe that the Scriptures give us a very clear disciple making pathway that both puts the D-Group where it should be and keeps us focused so that we do not drift. The way we describe our Disciple Making Pathway is:  Continue reading