Sermon Writing Template


Every Youth Pastor,

I wanted to pass along to my weekly sermon writing template that I personally created. This helps me not to start from a blank slate, but to think creatively within categories that will ultimately develop a Gospel-centered sermon for my students from God’s Word. I pray this is as helpful for you as it has been for me.


Feel free to download it, change it up, and make it your own.

CENTRIC Sermon Preaching Template (pdf)

(You will see some names that I’ve listened to for years. I’ve listened to some for theology and some for communication. If they are in my template, I do not necessarily endorse their theology or ministry.)

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.

GamePlan: MISSIONAL Living to Your Community (Philippians 2:12-16)

GamePlan – 13 – Missional Community – Philippians 2 (sermon)

This sermon was designed to challenge students to live missionally to their community.

You can read the other articles in this series or check out more disciple making resources at

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I Love My Church: Because We Hate Lies (2 John by Seth Fowler)

Free resources for youth pastors, small group leaders, parents, teens, etc:
10 – ILMC – 2 John – Lies (audio).mp3
10 – ILMC – 2 John – Lies (netma).pdf
10 – ILMC – 2 John – Lies (handout).pdf
10 – ILMC – 2 John – Lies (notes).pdf
10 – ILMC – 2 John – Lies (ppt).ppt
10 – ILMC – 2 John – Lies (service flow).pdf
Seth Fowler is a senior at East Limestone High School. Over the last couple of years, he has sensed some type of calling to church planting. Seth has been in our KTL preacher training class for the last 5 years. Tonight, he preached one of the best sermons from a teenager I’ve ever heard in my life! The way he explained the passage he was preaching with such humility, honesty, and transparency of his own sin was mind-blowing and convicting. Seth talks about the lies that Satan throws at us, how we believe those lies, and how Jesus’ truths are far better than any lie.

My 14 Fave Sermons on Love, Sex, and Relationships.

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February is definitely the month of LOVE. We’re getting tons of hits from people searching for youth sermons on love, relationships, dating, purity, gender roles, marriage, etc. So I thought I’d compile our top 14 all in one post. Here ya go!

Genesis 2 “Being Human Rules!”

Numbers 25 “Israelites Gone Wild: Sex, Cheaters, and The Purity of Christ”

Ruth 1-2 “Love Connection: Don’t Play The Dating Game”

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My 4 Favorite Sermons for the New Year

Looking for challenging messages for teens around New Years that are Christ-centered, gospel-grounded, biblically-based, and life-changing? Look no further! Here’s our top 3:

How To Be a Teenager Like Jesus This Year (Luke 2)

Why Do We Do What We Do? (Acts 2:36-47)

Your Best Year Yet (Nehemiah 1-2)“the-city-life-cbsm-in-2010/

What Will This Year Be Known For? (1 Timothy)

Bringing THE CHURCH Back 2 Life: 2 Thessalonians (Christmas Sermon)

Free downloads and resources for youth pastors, small group leaders, parents, and teens:
9 – The Church B2L – 2Thessalonians (audio).mp3
9 – The Church B2L – 2Thessalonians (handout).pdf
9 – The Church B2L – 2Thessalonians (ppt).ppt
9 – The Church B2L – 2Thessalonica (notes).doc
9 – The Church B2L – Thessalonica (service order).doc
9 – The Church B2L – 2Thessalonians (small groups).doc
This is a Christmas sermon with a huge twist. It may not even sound like a Christmas sermon at first, but then it gets REAL! I honestly believe that people during Christmas focus on “baby Jesus” so much that they lose their awe and worship of the glory of Jesus. We seem to keep Him in the manger over Christmas and not view Him as the resurrected, reigning, and ruling King over the universe. This message will help refocus your mind on who you’re truly to worship this Christmas holiday.

My Top 5 Christmas Sermons and Studies

virgintitleYouth pastors, looking for a great Christmas sermon or series of sermons for this busy holiday season? Feel free to look through these and rip us off. We just want to be a blessing and give what God has given to us! So here you go. Consider it an early Christmas gift from CBSM!

Following Jesus: In His Birth (Matt 1-2, Luke 1-2)

The Virgin Birth: Was Mary Naughty or Nice? (Matthew 1:18-25)

Will The Real Jesus Please Stand Up? (Isaiah 9 and Revelation 19)

So what if Jesus was born?

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How To Have Your Best Christmas Yet (2 Thessalonians 1:3-8)

Sin <<< Salvation: What do I do for my salvation? (Conversion)

Free downloads for youth pastors, small group leaders, etc:
6 – Sin <<< Salvation – Conversion (mp3).mp3
6 – Sin <<< Salvation – Conversion (handout).pdf
6 – Sin <<< Salvation – Conversion (ppt).ppt
6 – Sin <<< Salvation – Conversion (notes).doc
6 – Sin <<< Salvation – Conversion (service order).doc
6 – Sin <<< Salvation – Conversion (small groups).doc
What do I do for my salvation? So many people get the gospel wrong, the essentials for salvation wrong, and God’s whole goal of salvation wrongly. I believe there is one essential part of salvation missing in the gospel being presented today that leaves people unsaved…even when they think they are. You can find that out and more in this super important study on conversion, salvation, and the gospel.