I believe its not only important to preach/teach Biblically and Gospel-centeredly, but its also important to preach/teach strategically. For example, we just started releasing passages for daily devotions to our students. This sermon in our Genesis series not only teaches them Genesis 4-11, but it also strategically teaches students how to get the most out of their Old Testament devotions.
Here is our final OT intro video. Its 4:30 of the dubstep “Final Countdown” set the the video of all our OT sermon series logos and intro videos over the last 4 years. Huge shout out to Andrew England who created all of these sermon series media with Jason Cunningham and others.
Here is a quick video of some of our teens who answer 4 questions:
1. What did you think about the OT before we started studying it?
2. How do you feel differently about the OT now?
3. What was your favorite series or sermon from the OT?
4. What is the OT all about?
Free resources for youth pastors, small group leaders, etc: Malachi (mp3).mp3 Malachi (handout).pdf Malachi (outline).doc Malachi (commentary).doc Malachi (service order).doc Malachi (small groups).doc
Malachi is The Final Countdown to the coming of Jesus. We at CBSM have had such an amazing time studying the Old Testament together. Its crazy to hear how our students thought about the Old Testament before the study, how they feel about it now, what their favorite sermon or series was, and how they summarize what they believe the Old Testament is all about. Malachi is a perfect and yet awkward ending to the OT. First, it is the perfect ending. Malachi lays out 6 major themes that all summarize the OT perfectly. Second, it is an awkward ending. In the days of Malachi, Israel thought God was finally bringing His kingdom to them and through them. They were back in the Promise Land, they had rebuild the temple, and the sacrifices were rolling again. But God wasn’t done! The priests were still corrupt. Religion was still dirty. And sin was still rampant. This book is incredible with how God lays out everything one more time what He had been teaching them and what was to come. Check it out!