Weekend Teaching Series: Jesus (series premiere, week 1 of 3) [read about the series arc here]
Sermon in a Sentence: Jesus was more than a historical figure, He is the Redeemer, Healer, Son of God.
Text: Luke 17 – Jesus and the 10 Lepers
Service Length: 64 minutes
Understandable Message: This series was designed to focus on the life and death of Christ with a grand finale on Easter weekend. The series began with me teaching about who Jesus is and who He isn’t – with an expanded section on Jesus the Healer. My hope was that the event from the life of Christ and the thankful leper would come alive this week and remind students to be thankful and express their worship to God through thankfulness. It also included a strong invitation for salvation.
Element of Fun/Positive Environment: We played SYMC’s latest music video Stay Classy as the opener, and one of our staff did a dramatic reading/slam poetry of Rebecca Black’s infectious viral song Friday. Had a little summer camp promo video as well. Really fun, brisk programming this weekend.
Music Playlist: The Earth is Yours, Mighty to Save, His Name is Jesus, Majesty
Favorite Moment: This was a really fun weekend – we had a new song written by a student this week that was absolutely incredible. It was called “His Name is Jesus” and fit the message/weekend so well. Talented beyond words. Wow.
Up Next: Jesus [guest speaker: Doug Fields, week 2 of 3]