Christocentrism: Jesus Christ is the Center of the Pentateuch (and why we do what we do every Wednesday)


Free files for youth pastors:

John 5 – Jesus is Center of the Pentateuch (mp3)

John 5 – Jesus is the Center of the Pentateuch (fillout sheet)

John 5 – Jesus is the Center of the Penteteuch (order of service)

John 5 – Jesus is the Center of the Pentateuch (pulpit notes)

John 5 – Jesus is the Center of the Penteteuch (sermon notes)

John 5 – Jesus is the Center of the Pentateuch (ppt)

(This was a special Wednesday night we set aside, we gave our students options, and they chose to hear about how we go about setting up all of our sermons and why we do what we do every Wednesday night.  I get very detailed in the mp3, and I think it would serve as the best example of what we do and why we do it every Wednesday night for our Storyline student worship service.)

We recently finished studying the Pentateuch in our student ministry. Those first five books of the Bible were written by one author, Moses, who covered over 2,500 years of Biblical history. In John 5, Jesus told a group of Jews that it was obvious that they didn’t believe in God the Father or the Scriptures because they didn’t believe in Him (5:37-44). But then Jesus seemed to take it a step deeper by telling them that they don’t even believe in Moses whom their hope is set on because they don’t believe that Moses wrote about Him (5:45-47). Hold the phone. Moses never mentioned the name of Jesus in his writings. Where and how can we find Jesus Christ in the Penteteuch? Continue reading

You Asked For It, So You’re Gonna Get It!

youaskedforitIf you’re one of our students, you’ve asked for it, so you’re going to get it!  For the rest of you who have no clue what I’m talking about…a couple of Wednesdays ago I gave our students an option of what I would teach them on this Wednesday.

Option 1: Do a Q and A for them on eternity, the New Earth, the Heavens, and whatever else they’re wondering about.

Option 2: Walk them through how we order our sermon/lesson/messages every Wednesday night.

I really would have thought they would choose option 1.  An overwhelming majority voted for option 2.  I love it!  How many student ministries actually WANT to hear how to formulate a sermon, point it to Christ, and then apply it to their lives.  I couldn’t be more impressed with our student ministry!  It has been a huge success to teach our KTL ministry how to structure a sermon from text to Christ to life.  Those guys say that they get far more out of the sermons knowing the why we do what we do.  I’ve had some trusted pastors in the past tell me that they’d rather their sermons be the Space Mountain ride (don’t know what’s coming next) at Disney World rather than the Jungle Cruise (on your left is an elephant, on your right is a crocodile).  Well, I guess I’m going a little more Jungle Cruise this Wednesday.  My prayer is that our students get more insight into the way we do our sermons, that they learn how they can teach the Bible to others, and how they can get even more out of their devotions through this.