Sweet Dreams: A Vision of the Rising Dead (Ezekiel 37)


Free downloads for youth pastors and small group leaders:
2 – Ezekiel 37 – Vision of Rising Dead (mp3)
2 – Ezekiel 37 – Vision of Rising Dead (handout).pdf
2 – Ezekiel 37 – Vision of Rising Dead (ppt)
2 – Ezekiel 37 – Vision of Rising Dead (outline).doc
2 – Ezekiel 37 – Vision of Rising Dead (service order).doc
2 – Ezekiel 37 – Vision of Rising Dead (small groups).doc
I told CBSM last night that if they didn’t understand or believe the topic we were going to talk about, they could not be saved! I told them that if this topic was not understood or believed on the mission field, then the people could not be saved. We here preaching on this in our churches usually no more than once a year. This is devastatingly sad since the majority of the Bible points to it, and it is absolutely necessary for saving faith and a spiritually growing life. What did we talk about? The resurrection of Jesus Christ! Do Christians, believers, or church members truly understand the necessity and the power of Jesus’ resurrection? His resurrection is the most important event of all time. Without the resurrection, Christmas (Jesus’ birth) and Good Friday (Jesus’ death) were failures! So here you go…my attempt at a biblical, theological, comprehendable, fun, and convicting sermon on the resurrection of Jesus to teenagers.

Storyline #39: Judges 1-3 “The Sin Cycle and the Commode Killer”

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1 – Judges 1-3 – Ehud (mp3)

1 – Judges 1-3 – Ehud (fillout sheet)

1 – Judges 1-3 – Ehud (outline)

1 – Judges 1-3 – Ehud (ppt)

1 – Judges 1-3 – Ehud (service order)

Sermon Intro Video (Check youtube: “cbsmmedia judges intro video”)

Every single Monday, week after week after week, I would hear the same thing: “That’s the last time I’ll ever get drunk!” It was an annoying, repetitive cycle. My friend would go out that weekend, get hammered, puke his guts out, not remember much from the weekend, and come in to work every Monday morning vowing to NEVER do it again. Do you know people caught up in the sin cycle? Are you one of those people?

The book of Judges helps us to take a step back, see our sin cycle, and kill it! In Judges 1 – 2, we read that Israel is caught up in the sin cycle. They would start worshipping fake gods, God would discipline them by handing them over to their enemies, they’d cry out to God for help, and God would send them a deliverer to rescue them. How did they keep getting caught up in the sin cycle? As they were taking over the promise land from their enemies, they didn’t annihilate all of their enemies like God told them to. So when Israel enslaved their enemies, God used their enemies to discipline them by enslaving Israel. Thus, you got yourself a real sin cycle that kept repeating. We have got to remember that. The little sins we don’t kill…that don’t seem like a big deal… they will end up leading to bigger and more repetitive sins that enslave us. We have got to take a step back, ask God to surface our sin cycle, and kill them off before they kill us! Continue reading