What if the life of Christ had been documented by ESPN or CNN? How would the news headlines read? What would the highlight reel look like? What would the analysts argue about? Who would be the saints? Who would be the sinners? Who would be the heroes? Who would be the villains? Explore the life of Christ and teach through the gospels in high definition.
If you lead a Bible study group, odds are you’ve got a “talker” in your midst. You know the type—they love to hear themselves speak and they can dominate a group’s discussion, often hijacking the conversation away from other group members. To handle the tension caused by the talker in your group, consider these tips.
Use this retro theme to teach on the timeless principles of God’s Kingdom, the inclusiveness of His Great Invitation, the core values of your church, or other biblical themes.
How can you continue to value youth ministry small groups? While it grows, I hope your youth ministry also gets very, very small.
Use this theme to outline the different cages in life that keep us from enjoying the abundant life that God not only wants for us, but that Jesus died to give us.
Use this theme as a backdrop for teaching through the book of Hosea. Hosea prophesied during a dark era of Israel’s history. Hosea was directed by God to marry a promiscuous woman of ill-repute in order to demonstrate God’s unfailing love for Israel. For Hosea, being consumed by God’s love meant doing some uncomfortable things. Sometimes love stinks. It calls us out of our comfort zone and into a life of loving the unlovable.
The Great Commission wasn’t the Good Suggestion. The Church is here to GO into the world, not wait for the world to come to us. God has chosen us to be a small part of His larger narrative in the world. But small doesn’t imply insignificant. Nobody can tell your story. Nobody can fill your shoes. GO!
Lead people out of consumer Christianity and help them recapture the missional journey of making disciples by teaching them how to ‘ReOrient’ their lives around the person, mission, and fame of Jesus Christ.
Our image of God is the most important thing about us. It affects how we see ourselves and how we derive our self-identity in relationship to the bigger picture of life.