So Many Emojis: God, are you trying to kill me? (Genesis 22)

So Many Emojis – 2 – Isaac – Gen 22 (notes)

So Many Emojis – 2 – Isaac – Gen 22 (curriculum)

So Many Emojis – 2 – Isaac – Genesis 22 (keynote)

We call this series “So Many Emojis: Riding the Relational Roller Coaster” because a relationship with God can be a crazy ride filled with many different emotions! Take Isaac’s life for instance when God called for his death by his own father. What are we even supposed to do with that? But God called for this sacrifice in order to bring a bigger blessing! Check out to see what all this means, how it applies to the Gospel, and what it means for our lives.

Following Jesus: Into His Death (Matthew 27)


Free resources for youth pastors, small group leaders, etc.
16 – Following Jesus – Death (mp3).mp3
16 – Following Jesus – Death (handout).pdf
16 – Following Jesus – Death (ppt).ppt
16 – Following Jeuss – Death (notes).doc
16 – Following Jesus – Death (commentary).doc
16 – Following Jesus – Death (service order).doc
16 – Following Jesus – Death (small groups).doc
Do we really understand Jesus’ death? So many people preach on the physical suffering and pain during His death. Preaching on that only makes us pity and feel sorry for Jesus. But the Bible never tells us to feel sorry for Jesus or pity Him. We are the ones to be pitied apart from Him! When preaching on the physical pain and suffering of His death, it has to be done with an understanding of Him as substitute. In other words, all the physical pain and suffering He went through…was meant for me…was meant for you. God was pouring His wrath out on Jesus as judgment for our personal sin. Jesus became our sin, He became our curse, He took on our punishment, and He paid the price for us. Check out this sermon to understand Jesus’ death and our right response more fully.

storyline #78: job 42 “afflicted: totally restored″

Free files for youth pastors and small group leaders:

4 – Job 42 – Totally Restored (mp3)

4 – Job 42 – Totally Restored (ppt)

4 – Job 42 – Totally Restored (handout)

4 – Job 42 – Totally Restored (small groups)

4 – Job 42 – Totally Restored (service)

Sermon Intro Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2YHAjH_fLk

Blake Hall (CBSM and BJHS Junior) preached a solid sermon last night on this text.  This is when Job has been seen as the Bill Gates and Billy Graham of his day.  He loses everything from Satan challenging God to a worship war.  Job blesses and worship God even in his devastation.  Job has terrible counselors trying to assess his situation.  Job then has a godly counselor tell him what’s up.  Then God lays the smack down and rebukes Job to never question why He does what He does because all of His ways are perfect and right.  And in Job 42, now that Job is found to be a faithful worshipper…God restores to Job twice as much of everything he lost in the first place.  In this sermon Blake shows us why, how, and when God restores to us everything we have faithfully sacrificed for Christ.  Its a matter of inheritance.  Its a matter of Jesus.  Its a matter of eternity.  Check it out!   Continue reading