Free resoureces for youth pastors, small group leaders, etc:
9 – Sin<<<Salvation – Glorification (mp3).mp3
9 – Sin <<< Salvation – Glorification (handout).pdf
9 – Sin<<<Salvation – Glorification (notes).doc
9 – Sin <<< Salvation – Glorification (ppt).ppt
9 – Sin <<< Salvation – Glorification (service order).doc
9 – Sin <<< Salvation – Glorification (small groups).doc
This is the finale to our series on Sin <<< Salvation. Not only is it the grand finale, but it was also our message for our Back 2 School Bash event! What better way to end a series and invite people to give their lives to Jesus than with a message on eternity? What does the Christian have to look forward to forever? We talked about the point, place, people, and the life of eternity. All of these are much different than you may think and probably way different than you've been taught. The Bible is very plain and clear about them! So check it out, see what all we have to look forward to, and get excited!
If you want to be wowed and blown away, watch the video called “Did You Know” on you tube. That freaking awesome video is all about how life, culture, and technology is changing our lives…and our world. It has even changed a ton in my life. I can remember having to walk to the TV to change the channel and getting our first VCR. I can remember when computers weren’t showing images in color, just the font and background could be in color. I can remember watching my first video on the computer and being amazed by this spinning can of jolt! I can remember playing pong on our first video game system – Texas Instruments, and not being able to sleep several nights before getting the Sega Genesis because it had 16 bits! I can remember having a “bag cell phone”, getting my first text message, and how my friends thought I was weird because I carried my cell phone to class. The times have changed, are changing, and will more!
In Joshua 12 – 22, the times are definitely changing for the Israelites. Their quality of life, technology, and culture is about to skyrocket as they are entering their land of living and rest. Continue reading
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His mom walks in the room and says that it’s finally time to start packing for their week-long vacation and that they are leaving in the morning. While most teenage boys would throw everything they own into an overstuffed suitcase, this one looks at his mom and tells her he doesn’t want to go. “What do you mean you don’t want to go? You don’t even like it here at home.” That was true as he was having a real struggle liking, loving, obeying, and living with his family. Even with his own bedroom, a screened-in underground pool, a Wii, etc, he even hated his house. Refusing to pack, he ran away from home that night and was found by a Sheriff. Finally on the way to vacation the next day, he jumped out of the moving vehicle to make a statement: “I’m not going!”
If you think this sounds rebellious and backwards, this situation is only a hint of what Israel is doing to God at this point in Numbers 13 – 14. Continue reading
Right now our church is working on a revival in November. We as a church staff have gotten together and made plans, we’ve called the evangelist who’s coming, we’re talking to schools in the area to get him in, etc. Notice how we first wanted to have a revival here, then next we put plans in place to have it. From before the beginning of creation, God’s first thought was how He wanted all eternity to look, and then He put His plans in place to make it happen. Eternity isn’t just the last thing on God’s list, but it was the very first thing on His mind. Continue reading