Everybody knows Leviticus is where devotions go to die. The book is a devotional killer. Many Christians have committed to read through the whole Bible, but get discouraged, bogged down, and dried up by Leviticus.
At Liberty Students, we want our teens to not only be able to faithfully read through Leviticus, but we want them to LOVE LEVITICUS. If you ever wonder how to read through, teach through, or lead through Leviticus, you will love our series called Law & Order. Continue reading →
Exodus 19 helps us worship God with deep emotion. Because of their sin, Israel was not allowed to even approach God. Because of our Savior, God invites us to approach Him! Exodus 19 coupled with Hebrews 12 is one of the most powerful teachings on worship throughout all Scripture!
This sermon kicks off our brand spanking new serious called ALL OUT which is all about worship through the last half of the book of Exodus. This story is incredible as it tells how the Israelites broke out into an immediate, natural, and spontaneous worship service right after they passed through the Red Sea. They couldn’t help but sing and worship God for what He had just done in their lives! In the same way, believers are natural singers. For those who have experienced the saving grace of God, we naturally sing His praises. We can’t help it! This message helped our student ministry worship Jesus more emotionally, passionately, and loudly in incredible ways!
This week’s Liberty Students message was on the 10 Plagues and the Passover from Exodus 7-12. What do the 10 Plagues that God poured out on Egypt have to do with us today? What do they and the Passover have to do with the Gospel? How can we learn from them and live for Jesus more? All of that will be answered in this important message from our series Straight Outta Egypt.
I could not be more thankful for our student-led CBSM praise band and media team. Our Capshaw media guru, Jeremy Coburn, created this video, so I just had to show them off. Jackson Beasley does an incredible job leading. These students love Jesus, serve humbly, and they’re incredibly talented. Enjoy this acoustic song “You Never Let Go.”
Definitely take the opportunity to read this article by my buddy, Zach Norman. I met Zach when I preached a DNOW in Atlanta, and he was leading the worship. It became obvious to me that not only could the dude flat-out sing and his band freaking rock it out, but he also had a genuine heart for Jesus, the gospel, ministry, and teenagers. So youth pastors, look Zach and his band up if you need a solid, Jesus-loving, seriously talented, but genuine about ministry kind of band. Trust me, you’ll thank me when you book them and they lead the worship at your event! Listen to Zach’s heart and faith regarding real worship below. – Chip Dean
What exactly is worship? Is it defined by what we do? Is it singing songs, raising our hands, praying, evangelizing, or caring for the poor? It can be. But what exactly makes any of these things acts of worship? I can tell you. It’s the heart. It’s our motivation and intentions behind what we do. And in order for anything we do to be qualified as worship, our hearts must be set on Christ. In fact, what did Jesus say is the greatest commandment? He said the most important of all is to love the Lord our God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength (Mark 12:29-30). And by all Jesus meant all. As new covenant believers we claim Jesus to be our Lord, and so we must worship Jesus in this type of way. Why Jesus? Why not just God? In Luke 24:27 Jesus says that all of the scriptures point to him. So God’s way of pointing us to himself is by sending Jesus- he fulfilled all that the prophets and Moses spoke of. Continue reading →
CBSM will join Capshaw this Wednesday night for our first annual Missions Overview service. In this special service, you will hear many teen testimonies from our summer mission trips to Gulf Shores (Beach Camp), San Diego (Advance Trip), and Jamaica (Graduate Trip). These will be both video and live testimonies from some of our teens. On top of the teen testimonies, you’ll also hear from our college students who went to Chicago, and some of our adults who went on various other mission trips this year. It all cranks up at 6:30pm in our main Capshaw auditorium. We’ll see you there!
Revelation 12:11, “And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.”
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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!