You Asked For It: Witnessing Without Jesus Juking

Free downloads for youth pastors, small group leaders, parents, teens, etc:
4 – YAFI – JesusJuke (audio).mp3
4 – YAFI – Jesus Juke (netma).pdf
4 – YAFI – Jesus Juke (handout).pdf
4 – YAFI – Jesus Juke (ppt).ppt
4 – YAFI – Jesus Juke (notes).pdf
4 – YAFI – Jesus Juke (service flow).pdf
4 – YAFI – Jesus Juke (small groups).pdf
This is a continuation from the week before (“How to talk to your friends about Jesus”). We want our students to constantly think through personal evangelism, witnessing, and sharing the gospel as a normal part of their life. In this post we go through the 10 Most Unanswered Questions when it comes to witnessing.

Storyline #31: Deuteronomy 1:1-5 “The Introduction”

1 - Deuteronomy 1 - The IntroductionFree files for youth pastors:

1 – Deuteronomy 1:1-5 – Introduction (Service Order)

1 – Deuteronomy 1:1-5 – Introduction (mp3)

1 – Deuteronomy 1:1-5 – Introduction (ppt)

1 – Deuteronomy 1:1-5 – Introduction (fillout sheet)

1 – Deuteronomy 1:1-5 – Introduction (sermon outline)

When I was about 13 years old, I can remember thinking I was running for my life. I ran home as fast I could, just out of their grips, slammed and locked the door behind me. When they ran up to the front door of my house and were beating on it, my dad had to sternly open it and tell them to leave me alone. It all happened when I asked too many questions of some teenagers who came over into my neighborhood. They “said” they were in a gang; and before I knew it, they had “thrown” some gang signs with their hands and tried to initiate me. I ran for my life to my house! Gangs are thought of as important to some in urban America because they offer protection to weak individuals, but those individuals must pledge their lives to the gang in return for their safety. Continue reading

Framework #12 – MACRO Theology – View of Apologetics: How does theology answer the world?

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05 – Apologetics (mp3)

05-apologetics-blank

05 – Apologetics (ppt)

05 – Apologetics (outline)

I remember feeling so helpless and powerless.  When I was 18 and working at a golf course in Tuscaloosa, the regular morning drill was getting paired off to go out on the golf carts and accomplish the daily golf course duties.  On one morning, I was paired up with Matt, who was a devout and practicing Roman Catholic able to explain his faith very well.  After hearing his spiel, I was perplexed.  How could I ever put my faith in “the gospel of Jesus Christ alone” into words in such a way that would convince him to believe my way over his?  But that was the problem.  I was only thinking of it as trying to explain my faith rather than explaining THE faith!

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