KTL 2009 #2: Teaching Teens to Preach Christ – The Purpose of Preaching


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02 – KTL – The Purpose of Preaching (mp3)

When it comes to teaching teens how to preach and teach the Word, they have to first understand the whole goal of the Word. So many people feel like they can’t possibly remember every sermon they hear from week to week at church. Others think that sermons are just different topics of self-help every week from their pastor as a counselor. So, we must first of all focus students onto the focus of the Word: the glory of Christ. Continue reading

Storyline #07 – Genesis 12-25 – You Must Be Trippin: Calling, Blessing, and Struggling

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07 – Genesis 12-25 – Abraham (mp3)

07 – Genesis 12-25 – Abraham (handout)

07 – Genesis 12-25 – Abraham (ppt)


I often like to think back on the journey God has taken me through to get to where I am now.  I grew up in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  From there I spent time in Pensacola for college, back in Tuscaloosa for more college, northeast Pennsylvania to graduate college, northwest Michigan for three summers of camps, Detroit for a year long youth ministry internship, Louisville for the masters degree, southeast Indiana for my first full-time youth pastorate, and now I live in the Huntsville area of Alabama for my dream job.  God certainly did not tell me at the beginning that I would end up here, and I’m glad He didn’t.  If He had, I may have been tempted to skip a few stops along the way which would mean I wouldn’t have met all the wonderful people in my life.  Ultimately, I would have not grown from every experience He took me through. 


            As we study the life of Abraham, we see that God did tell him the future. Continue reading

Storyline #06 – Genesis 10-11 – Tearing the Tower Down…Brick by Brick

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06 – Genesis 10-11 – Tower of Babel (mp3)

06 – Genesis 10-11 – Tower of Babel (ppt)

06 – Genesis 10-11 – Tower of Babel (handout)

Dubai is one of the most amazing cities ever designed on our planet. They have developed islands that are shaped like the 7 continents of the world and islands that are shaped like a palm tree. Dubai has the tallest hotel in the world, an indoor ski slope (since they are in the desert), and much more. They are also in the process of building the tallest building in the world. It is unfinished, but apparently it will be over a half-mile high when they are done. Continue reading