Ex Nihilo (Doctrine of Creation): 3 Questions to Ask an Evolutionist

Free files for student pastors and small group leaders:
2 – Creation – Evolution (mp3)
2 – Creation – Evolution (handout)
2 – Creation – Evolution (ppt)
2 – Creation – Evolution (outline)
2 – Creation – Evolution (sermon notes)
2 – Creation – Evolution (small groups)
2 – Creation – Evolution (service)
Ex Nihilo Title Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUEiN6R2ZBw
(We used “Common Designer” from Answers in Genesis as our sermon intro video)
I’ve never preached on evolution before…nor have I ever preached on something that’s not in the Bible! I heavily studied Mark Driscoll’s chapter on “Creation” in his book “Doctrine.” You will see a lot of his material in my notes. I also used a little of Wayne Grudem’s chapter on “Doctrine of Creation” in his book “Systematic Theology” as well. I didn’t want to just preach a sermon on how evolution is wrong and creationism is right. So we went with the angle…how do we talk to evolutionists and engage them in conversation so that over time we can see God move their hearts to Jesus and then eventually to a biblical view of creationism? I want our students encouraged at every single moment to talk to unbelievers about Jesus, the gospel, the Word, etc! Check out all the resources above for a greater understanding on this HUGE issue.

Framework #11 – MACRO Theology – Doctrine of Creation

Free files for my fellow student pastors…

04-creation (ppt)

04-creation (handout)

04-creation (audio)

            What do you think is the most beautiful, incredible, and amazing scene in creation that you’ve personally laid your eyes on?  For me it was most likely Jamaica.  The green mountains, the clear-blue Caribbean Sea, and the glowing waters at night (you’ll have to ask me about this one!) truly displayed the glory of God in His creation and handiwork.  But then again I’ve been to Mexico.  This is a place that is very dirty and dry with a bland scenery.  So when we think about God creating all things, which scenery do you think about?  Does one glorify God over the other?  Is one a more clear and vivid display of His majesty?  How should we view creation?

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Framework #8 – MACRO Theology – Doctrine of God

Free files for my fellow student pastors…

01-God (handout)

01-God (ppt)

01-God (mp3)


          How many times have you been asked questions or have heard comments about people’s questions concerning God, such as: “How can anyone really know that Christianity is the only way?  How do you truly believe that God exists?  Can’t all the other religions be just as right since they believe just as strongly?  Why are we here?  What is our purpose?  Where did everything come from?”  These are the questions I actually get asked most in student ministry.  They are asking to be able to answer them for their friends who come to them with questions. 

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