White Flag: The Ultimate Motivation for Witnessing [by Quin Shipp]

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

White Flag: Change Your Filter

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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

White Flag: Sharing Your Faith with Skeptical Friends

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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

You Asked For It: How To Talk To Your Friends About Jesus (The Romans Road, Q&A)

Free downloads for youth pastors, small group leaders, parents, teens, etc:
3 – YAFI – Evangelism (audio).mp3
3 – YAFI – Evangelism (netma).pdf
3 – YAFI – Evangelism (handout).pdf
3 – YAFI – Evangelism (ppt).ppt
3 – YAFI – Evangelism (service flow).pdf
3 – YAFI – Evangelism (small groups).pdf
Here is our latest “You Asked For It” sermon series study. This particular night was spent on the question “How do I talk to my friends about Jesus?” You asked for it, so here you go. The first part of the message I tried to prove how everyone is wanting the gospel, then I walked our students through our CBSM version of the Romans Road, and then we took some Q&A.

A Church-Changing View Of Eternity (Revelation 7)


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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!

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

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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.”

“Where God and Satan Agree” (2 Corinthians 3:12 – 4:6)

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Where God and Satan Agree – 2 Cor 3-4 (mp3)
Where God and Satan Agree – 2 Cor 3-4 (handout)
Where God and Satan Agree – 2 Cor 3-4 (commentary)
Where God and Satan Agree – 2 Cor 3-4 (outline)
Where God and Satan Agree – 2 Cor 3-4 (small groups)
This was our final CBSM worship service of 2010, which is why God chose for us to study this passage and challenge us in this special way. Could you imagine God and Satan agreeing on anything? They actually do! They agree on the key to all of life. God is sovereignly working towards it, and Satan is trying to stop him from it. So then the question is…what is the key to all of life? Listen and find out!

CBSM Sermon Clip – How to Witness to an Atheist


This is a quick sermon video clip during “Man On The Island: Is MOTI Ignorant about God?” This clip is all about how we challenge our students to evangelize atheists. Check it out.

Sermon: “The CBSM Love Virus” from 1 Corinthians 13

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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.

That’s what he said.

floundersAs 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 🙂