storyline #79: Psalm 1 “Apps for iWorship: Jesus″

Free files for youth pastors and small group leaders:

1 – Psalm 1 – iWorship: Jesus (mp3)
1 – Psalm 1 – iWorship: Jesus (ppt)
1 – Psalm 1 – iWorship: Jesus (handout)
1 – Psalm 1 – iWorship: Jesus (outline)
1 – Psalm 1 – iWorship: Jesus (small groups)
1 – Psalm 1 – iWorship: Jesus (service)
sermon intro video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeyqm9s9_EY

This is our brand new series through the book of Psalms called “Apps for iWorship”.  In this series, we are learning how to apply worship to all of our lives.  It will last three months…May – July, and there will be 9 specific applications discussed through the Psalms: Jesus, humanity, the church, singing, emotion, the Word, prayer, confession, and missions.  Literally we are saying that through the book of Psalms “iWorship Jesus, as humanity, with the church, through singing, and emotions, from the Word, along with prayer, and confession of sin, for missions” so that He will be known!  In this series, God has called us to strip away all the flash and entertainment so that we can straight-up focus on Christ during our entire worship service.  No more funny service intro videos or crazy games to get the students hyped-up.  They are walking in, praying, hearing Scripture being read, worshipping, hearing almost an hour of preaching, and worshipping more.  I’m praying God will demolish our lives in this series with his wrecking ball, and then build us back up in Christ alone!   Continue reading

Romans 12:1-2 “How’s Your Worship?: Spiritual Worship with our Physical Bodies”

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Romans 12.1-2 (mp3)

Romans 12.1-2 (sermon notes)

Last night we had a sweet college worship service.  One of our high school graduates (’08) Jeremy Coburn brought in the praise band that he’s a part of: “Selfless Praise.”  They rocked the house with some intense worship songs that focused our hearts onto Christ. 

Between their two worship sets, I had the opportunity to address our college students.  The reason we had this event was to welcome in our new college ministry members who had just graduated from high school.  So I wanted to speak from a passage that would introduce to them our purpose as a college ministry and challenge them to live lives of worship.  So I landed on a really interesting passage that is very popular, but its also very misunderstood from my angle.  So feel free to check out the mp3 and read the notes on Romans 12:1-2 “How’s Your Worship?: Spiritual Worship with our Physical Bodies.”