Quin Shipp finished up our series on Sharing Your Faith with a sermon Deuteronomy 8. His bottom line: “When we remember what the Lord has done for us, it motivates us to share Him with others.” In other words, the Gospel is our ultimate motivation for sharing the Gospel with others. Continue reading →
Everyone uses a filter for their pictures on Instagram. In the same way, everyone sees life through a filter. Its important to first identify your filter, and then change your filter to make sure you’re seeing life correctly. “Jesus became our curse so that He could be our blessing.” Continue reading →
Everyone has those people in their lives to whom it seems impossible to witness. This sermon is designed from God’s Word to teach us how to share the Gospel with those who are skeptics. “When they ask you about His rules, tell them about His rescue.” Continue reading →
Free MP3 Download: A Church Changing Vision of Eternity – Revelation 7.mp3 A Church Changing View of Eternity – Revelation 7 (notes).doc
Here is a sermon I recently preached for The Brook Church. They were going through the book of Revelation. Their pastor went out of town and asked me to continue in the series. THANK GOD the next segment was on Revelation 7…one of my favorites. I’m absolutely fascinated with this passage. What might John have seen? How many people are we for real talking here? Multitudes and crowds that no one could even count? Whoa! This passage ultimately brings out four huge points for the church today: witnessing, worship, serving, and suffering. The clearer the vision God gives us through His Word of eternity, the more we will be willing to completely engaged in each of those four themes in our churches!
Free files for youth pastors and small group leaders: 1 Cor 13 – Love Virus (mp3) 1 Cor 13 – Love Virus (handout) 1 Cor 13 – Love Virus (notes) 1 Cor 13 – Love Virus (sermon) 1 Cor 13 – Love Virus (small groups)
God has bee blessing our student ministry tremendously with numerical growth. We are so thankful that we just get to be a part of this. I was amazed as I was thinking over 1 Corinthians 13:1-3…and how the 5 categories that Paul was bringing up…were what seemed to be the factors as to what God was growing our student ministry through. Spiritual giftedness and talent, preaching, growing in knowledge, faith, missions, and selfless sacrifice…but Paul says that those are NOTHING without LOVE. So last night’s challenge was to make sure that we always keep LOVE for Christ, LOVE for each other, and LOVE for the teenagers of our community as the forefront and the backbone of everything that we do. If we don’t have love laced into everything we are doing…then we are spiritual losers and bums who have jack squat. That’s what God said. That’s what Paul said. So that’s what I said…last night.
As I’m chillin down in Pensacola, FL right now with my family, we went to the busiest restaurant on the beach – Flounders. My mom always beats me to the punch by asking the server what could we pray for them about since we pray before every meal. Finally, I beat her! I asked the dude, “Man, we’re about to pray before we eat, is there anything we can be praying for you about?” He said he had to think about it. Several minutes later he came back and said, “I got one. This is the busiest restaurant on the beach, and we have about 50 new servers on staff who don’t know what they’ve gotten into. We’re a family restaurant until 9pm rolls around. Then we ask the families with children to leave, we pump the music, we turn this place into a dance club, we break out all the drinks…we have wet tshirt contests and everything.” To all that I just said, “Well there’s a lot to pray for in that situation!” Then he said, “So pray for our staff to serve them well.” Let me recap…I asked for prayer to the Holy, Almighty God. He asked for prayer for his servers to keep serving alcohol, to keep the party going, and to keep the tshirts wet. That’s what he said! I’m still not sure how to pray…except for salvation and judgment 🙂