Storyline #56: 2 Samuel 19-24 “RADICAL: Service in the Kingdom”

introFree files for youth pastors and CBSM small group leaders:

4 – 2 Sam 19-24 – Radical (mp3)

4 – 2 Sam 19-24 – Radical (handout)

4 – 2 Sam 19-24 – Radical (ppt)

4 – 2 Sam 19-24 – Mighty Men (outline)

4 – 2 Sam 19-24 – Mighty Men (Scripture)

4 – 2 Sam 19-24 – Mighty Men (service order)

We live in a teenage culture that is absolutely intrigued with “superheroism.”  A young kid who is terrorized by nocturnal-winged creatures becomes a man, dresses up in a black-rubber suit every day, has the oldest babysitter ever named Alfred, and uses his childhood fear to avenge his parents’ death by serving society through the ridding of evil.  The lamest nerd in high school gets bit by a spider and now protects the world from bad guys.  Four turtles are given super powers through sewer slime, and now with ninja tactics they stop harm in its very tracks.  These stories captivate the attention of teens today, and there is a very good reason why.  God has designed us to desire this!

2 Samuel 19 – 24 is all about how we need to be radical servants for our King.  This is a passage where we see real life superheroes who radically serve their king.  Continue reading

Storyline #51: 1 Samuel 16-17 “The Shepherd King: The Rise of The Warrior”

5 - title slideFree files for youth pastors:

5 – 1 Sam 16-17 – David and Goliath (mp3)

5 – 1 Sam 16-17 – David and Goliath (Outline)

5 – 1 Sam 16-17 – David and Goliath (Scripture)

5 – 1 Sam 16-17 – David and Goliath (service order)

5 – 1 Sam 16-17 – David and Goliath (fillout sheet)

I can remember my basketball coach looking up and down our line of players during practice, and the longer he waited the more my heart would thump in my chest.  This was when I was a junior in high school, and so many players on our team were dead even except for the top four.  Our coach would scan our lined-up team back and fourth for the fifth starter.  At every single practice he would hang his head, breathe a deep sigh, and say, “Chip, I guess.”  That was my nickname on the basketball team.  Depressing!   

1 Samuel 16 – 27 is one of the most popular known and preached stories in all the Bible: David and Goliath.  I’m afraid that is hardly ever taught correctly, though.  I hear it mostly in terms of overcoming the giants in your life, finding courage within you, the little boy who could, and how to face your giants.  This story is not about being a David.  Instead, this story is all about how we’re weak and scared and how much we need Jesus.  Continue reading