Following Jesus: As The King (Luke 11:14-23)

Free resources for youth pastors, small group leaders, etc:
No mp3 or video until Saturday night. Sorry!
8 – Following Jesus – King (handout).pdf
8 – Following Jesus – King (ppt).ppt
8 – Following Jesus – King (notes).doc
8 – Following Jesus – King (service order).doc
8 – Following Jesus – King (small groups).doc
Elvis may be the King of Rock. Michael Jackson may have been the King of Pop. Lebron may be known as King James. But Jesus is the King of Kings! Jesus has absolute rule, power, and authority over absolutely everything. We even see in Scripture how He has power over things that humanity could only dream to have power over: creation, demons, disease, and death. This study has been so powerful for CBSM as we’ve taken a look at Jesus as Prophet, Priest, and King…and how we are gifted to be like Him in our lives in each of those areas. In fact, we are all most like Him in one of those areas than another. If you’re a youth pastor, Christian school teacher, small group leader, etc…I would highly encourage you to go through this study of Prophet, Priest, and King like those who have taught us to think: Mark Driscoll, John Frame, The Resurgence, Etc.

Following Jesus: As The Prophet (Matthew 4 – 7)

Free resources for youth pastors and small group leaders:
6 – Following Jesus – Prophet (handout).pdf
6 – Following Jesus – Prophet (ppt).ppt
6 – Following Jesus – Prophet (notes).doc
6 – Following Jesus – Prophet (service order).doc
6 – Following Jesus – Prophet (small groups).doc
In this message we talked all about Kony 2012, the Old Testament Prophets, and Jesus as the Great Prophet. What do they all have in common? Well, not much…except we hammered all 3 of them in this message. Personally, I’m willing to support the Kony 2012 cause. I think its the perfect opportunity for Christians to partner with the world in this important terrorist strike. But at the same time, Christians must remember that the gospel is the cause and not 2012, and Christ is to be made famous even more so than Joseph Kony.

Sweet Dreams: A Vision Of God (Ezekiel 1 – 3)

Free downloads for youth pastors and small group leaders:
1 – Ezekiel 1-3 – Vision of God (mp3)
1 – Ezekiel 1-3 – Vision of God (handout).pdf
1 – Ezekiel 1-3 – Vision of God (ppt)
1 – Ezekiel 1-3 – Vision of God (sermon notes).doc1 – Ezekiel 1-3 – Vision of God (sermon outline).doc
1 – Ezekiel 1-3 – Vision of God (passage commentary).doc
1 – Ezekiel 1-3 – Vision of God (service order).doc
1 – Ezekiel 1-3 – Vision of God (small groups).doc
We’ve all heard people say, if God would just show Himself to me…then maybe I would believe. If I could just see Him… If only I knew for sure that He was real… Well, God did show Himself to Ezekiel and many other prophets for that matter. Ezekiel 1 – 3 shows us how anyone can have a vision of God on a regular basis. It reveals to us how we all can experience and encounter God in a real way. This passage shows us that our sin problems, our spiritual weaknesses, and our lack of passion to live for Him…honestly has to do with a lack of vision for who He truly is. And lastly, we tell people too often that they really should be a witness. Here’s the deal…if they had a real, huge, true, accurate vision of God…they wouldn’t be able to help but share the gospel of Jesus to everyone. So here we go “Sweet Dreams: A Vision of God.”

Framework #04 – Doctrine of Jesus Christ – His Offices

Files for youth pastors:

04 – Doc of Christ – Offices (fillout sheet)

04 – Doc of Christ – Offices (mp3)

04 – Doc of Christ – Offices (ppt)

What happens when people just sit around? The majority of the time what happens is storytelling. We enjoy recounting stories from our lives with others, and we also love hearing the stories of what others have gone through. God has created us that way in His image. As for the Bible, God is not giving us a bunch of ideas and then illustrating them with stories. Rather, God is architecting and narrating the storyline of all history (His story), and then interpreting that storyline with truths. As we are seeking to understand who Jesus Christ was, is, and will be; and what He has done, is doing, and will do…it is easiest and most biblical to understand all of this in story. We are about to take a look at the offices of Jesus Christ. The offices of Jesus Christ wrap up who He is, what He does, and how He fulfills the narrative of all OT history (2 Kings 23:2). So let us take a look at Jesus Christ as The Prophet, The Priest, and The King. Continue reading