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Creative Sermon Ideas

  1. 1. Creative Youth Ideas “Creative Sermon Ideas”All The Help You Need To Prepare Powerful, Life-Changing Youth Sermons That Will Turn YourPreaching Around And Make Your Youth Sit Up And Listen!
  2. 2. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comDear Friends,Here’s Where It All Began…I still remember the first time I was giventhe opportunity to preach in front myyouth congregation. I had been a youthvolunteer with my church for a few yearsand when I was first asked, the news wasmet with a sense of excitement mixedwith dread. I had questions like, How do Ieven prepare a sermon? Where do I start?What am I going to preach about?
  3. 3. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comI did my best with what I knew and puttogether what I thought would be anepic sermon; one that was funny,dramatic at some points, had tons oflife lessons, and spiritual applications.I felt like I had prepared well. The timecame and I stood up front, deliveredmy sermon with confidence, and gavethe response.
  4. 4. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comI wish I could have told you I had crowdsof youth in my church coming forward,flooding the aisles, and on their kneeswith tears of repentance flowing freelyfrom their faces. Well, that didn’t happen.In fact, the response was closer to one ortwo tentatively raised hands and morethan a few bewildered stares in mydirection. I had no idea what went wrongor what I missed out.
  5. 5. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comWell, that was only my first attempt,surely I’d get the hang of this. Well itdidn’t, not for a long while. I’m notsure if you ever had the samelearning experience as me but ifyou’re at all like me, you probablyspent the time second guessingyourself, doubting your calling,questioning your abilities and feelinglike you’ve let your youth down.
  6. 6. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comEventually, I had the opportunity to attenda few preaching classes in seminary, theassistance of a great spiritual mentor andit wasn’t long before I was able tounderstand and apply the lessons I learntfrom them. It wasn’t rocket science and itwas a simple process once I knew how.My preaching isn’t perfect, but beingfamiliar with the process has saved mefrom many failures at the pulpit. I’mthankful that a few youth have come tothank me over the years for preachingwhat was to them, a life-changingmessage from God.
  7. 7. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comThrough all of this, I do have one regret: Istill kind of wish I found out sooner, orknown how to get to the resourcesavailable, or found someone to hold myhand earlier through that process ofwriting and delivering those first fewsermons I preached.I’m pretty sure my early experiences as apreacher aren’t unique to me alone.We’ve all been there before. We’ve feltthat sense of inadequacy and uncertainty,like an artist staring at a blank canvas,wondering how his painting would turnout.
  8. 8. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comThe Art of Preaching“You do not know how paralyzing thatstaring of a blank canvas is. It says to thepainter, you can’t do anything … Manypainters are afraid of the blank canvas,but the blank canvas is afraid of the reallypassionate painter who is daring.” ~Vincent van Gogh
  9. 9. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comThe blank canvas represents so manypossibilities. In fact, to many, it can beoutright intimidating. Hands poised abovethe canvas. Palettes of wonderful colorswaiting to take on so many hues and vividpassionate colors. There is incrediblepower, but also great apprehension in thewaiting. What will be created? Will I havethe right perspective? Is it true to myvision? Did I see it right? – The depth, thefill, the background, the highlights. Will Iget everything right? Will theyunderstand? And more importantly, will itstir up their hearts and excite a response?
  10. 10. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comFingers on the keyboard. Pen poisedabove paper. You know how it feels. Thatsermon slot in the program says to you,“You can’t do anything.” But God says,“You can do all things through me.” Relax,set it aside for a moment. Let’s rememberwhy we are here. We are here to deliverHis message, we are the brush in theMaster’s hands. Yield to him. Like a brushon a palette of paints, your life will take onthe colors and hues of the experiences oflife. More importantly, you will take onthe colors and hues of Gods passions aswell.
  11. 11. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comAll artists desire to create greatestmasterpieces. But rather than dabs ofpaint touched to a piece of canvas, themasterpieces we yearn for are changedhearts touched by God.
  12. 12. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comThe Lost ArtAsk any youth what the high point ofthe Sunday service is and I’m quitecertain few of them would say it wasthe sermon. It’s not surprising. Youthtoday are bombarded with hundreds ofthousands of messages a day;messages from the TV, movies, radio,internet, advertising, Facebook,Twitter, their friends, parents, to namejust a few. They are well versed in usingthese channels of communication. Justlook around you on a Sunday morning.
  13. 13. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comYou’ll see any number of young peoplediscreetly whipping out their mobilephones, their fingers an unbelievableflurry of motion, probably texting theirfriend in the next row about wherethey’ll be having lunch after service. No,I’ve not been spying on yourcongregation, I see it happen in mychurch too. Shhh! Don’t tell my pastor,but I’ve been known to be guilty ofdoing the same myself!
  14. 14. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comThis is the world we have been thrust into.Our goal is to make a difference in the livesof youth, to be a contact point to recapturethe attention of our youth and point themback to God. You may have been faced withthe weight of the unenviable and dauntingtask of preaching a sermon. You mustdeliver one that will engage a diverseaudience: the son of the Senior Pastor (whoafter indirectly hearing what you’ve saidover the pulpit will approach you a few dayslater to critique the message for its lack oftheological and doctrinal accuracy; the highschool youth who’s struggling with the realissue of being bullied in school; a middleschool youth who just accepted Christ lastweek; the teenager girl who just found outshe will soon be a mom.
  15. 15. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comLike an artist, you have a message tocommunicate. But the medium is notpaint on a canvas, stone beneath a chisel,or notes on a staff. The vehicle entrustedto us to communicate God’s truth is thespoken word - the sermon. Some of youget the importance of recovering this lostart. But some of you might be wonderingwhy we should spending so much time onpreaching if your youth aren’t eveninterested in listening anyway? Why notjust give them what they want and havean extended worship service? Or a smallgroup meeting? Or some games thatthey’ll enjoy so much more?
  16. 16. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comWhy Even Bother?Youth find sermons dull not because theWord of God is boring, but because theydon’t see how it is relevant to them. Theycomplain that, “It’s always the same oldthing.” because the application is alwaysthe same, or worse, there is noapplication at all! Another complaint is,“Sure, I get what they’re trying to say, butso what?” Our sermons have to speak tothe hopes, dreams, hurts, fears, cries andstruggles that youth face every day.
  17. 17. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comWhen Jesus spoke, he met His hearerswhere they were – in their fishing boats,in the fields, at the well, at their times ofcelebration, in their times of mourningand when they needed a healing touch.When we deliver our sermons, weprovoke our youth to ask, “How did thecharacters in the Bible relate to oneanother? What choices did they make?What might have gone through theirminds?” And we relate it to our youthhere and now by giving them pause toask, “How do we relate to one another?What choices do I struggle with making?What goes through my mind?”
  18. 18. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comWe believe so much in the power of thesermon that we made a decision to puttogether the best youth sermon resourcewe could imagine. Even if you don’t have ayouth service in your church or anopportunity to share from the pulpit, youcan still apply the lessons in this resourceto preparing for a Bible study series, ateaching session, or to share a powerfullessons at camp.
  19. 19. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comHere’s a little disclaimer: I did NOTstumble upon these ideas by chance. Wemeticulously searched for PRACTICAL,PROVEN, and APPLICABLE ideas.Whatever your needs may be, we made awish-list of everything that we onlydreamed of having in our hands when wefirst started out. All our knowledge,research, feedback we received from ourwebsite, things our readers from ourwebsite have been asking for; We pouredthem all into a blueprint that we call…
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  21. 21. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comListen to what otheryouth leaders who havediscovered and used mysermon ideas have said:
  22. 22.“I’m so thankful for these resources”“My husband and I were just hired as YouthPastors. Being new at this without a lot ofmoney and resources I began to search theweb and found... I am learning to preparesermons and events for our growing youthministry [and] I am so thankful for theseresources. [It] will help me prepare for agrowing ministry to youth in ourcommunity as my desire is to reach theyouth of this city. Thank You!”- Victoria Craig, Youth Pastor, Lynn HavenChurch of God, Panama City, Florida, USA.
  23. 23.“Building a library of lessons”“I am the Worship Pastor/Leader here atSolitude and recently I have added studentminister to my role. I have been working withyouth for several years now from asupporting role... I was searching the web tobegin building a library of lessons, activities,sermons, illustrations, etc. Your websiteseems to fill in a lot of missing pieces that Ineeded. I haven’t had the time to completelysearch the site but plan to in the upcomingweek. So far, thanks for the valuable info Ihave found. Be blessed!”- Lee Fleming, Worship Pastor, SolitudeBaptist Church, Albertville, Alabama, USA.
  24. 24. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comEverything you need to know aboutpreparing for and preaching awesomeSermons!“Creative Sermon Ideas” is a 100 page e-book that explains everything you need toknow when planning your very ownsermons. It contains all that you need toget you started and everything else youneed to help you prepare and presentyour own sermon.
  25. 25. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comThere are quite a few free ideas on theweb, that may not cost you any moneybut will certainly cost you plenty of timeto download and sort between the trashand the treasure.You’ll get it immediately, even if you needit at 2:00 am in the morning! (I hear that’sprime time when youth leaders hunt forideas)
  26. 26. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comOnly US$29.97
  27. 27. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comStill Want More?I’m trying so hard to convince you to getthis book because I believe that our youthdeserve so much more from our pulpitministry. They need to hear the truth, theWord of God in ways that will cause themto experience defining moments in theirChristian journey and YOU are the vesselGod has chosen to bring that truth tothem.
  28. 28. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comSo to encourage you to take action andpurchase Creative Sermon Ideas now,I’m going to include some awesomeresources that compliment all thosegreat sermon ideas and be an evenmore effective minister.
  29. 29. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comBONUS #1 – Ultimate YouthSermon LibraryWe’re going to give you a growing libraryof sermons. What that means is we’regoing to not only share with you all thebest sermons that we’ve heard but all thebest sermons we will ever hear in thefuture. That means every time someonesubmits a sermon that blows us away, wehear an impactful one at church, weprepare fresh sermons to preach, and werediscover sermons we’ve preachedbefore in our own libraries, we’re going toadd them into the book and send youupdates at no extra charge. That’s ourcommitment and our gift to you.
  30. 30. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comBONUS #2 – Awesome PreachingCalendar GuidePreaching Calendars save you save youtime and rescue you from the stress ofwracking your brain on what to preachnext. This guide is comprehensive enoughto give you a huge head start at your nextyouth leaders’ retreat so you and yourteam can come together prayfully andbegin planning the spiritual journey ofyour youth ministry!
  31. 31. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comBONUS #3 – Step-by-Step SermonPrep ChecklistYou’ll receive a Step-by-Step checklist ofthe process we’ve outlined throughoutthe book so you can track your progresswhile you craft your sermon. It contains allthe important key questions we askourselves through the stages of sermonpreparation to guide ourselves along theway.
  32. 32. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comIt’s not unusual for bookstores to chargeyou over $30 for a single book, withEITHER (and not both) how to prepare asermon from start to finish OR a collectionof sermons that serve as examples. Thesebooks don’t specifically mention how toprepare a sermon for youth either. Believeme, we looked ourselves and theresources available for youth sermons aresadly lacking.
  33. 33. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comWe’re giving you a resource you can useover and over again. It’s not just beginnerstuff but everything we learnt in Seminaryrelated to preaching. In fact, as you growmore confident in your preaching – andwe know you will – we encourage you tore-read the book and go more in depthwith what we’re saying and continue totake your preaching to a whole otherlevel. Remember, we’re also committingto giving you an unlimited, growingcollection of sermon ideas for ONLY$29.97!
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  35. 35. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comGet your copy of “Creative SermonIdeas” by Clicking the Add To Cartbutton Today:Wishing you a Blessed Bible StudyExperience.With Youth on Our Hearts,Ken Sapp & Joshua Goh
  36. 36. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comGet Help on Your Youth SermonsCreative Sermon IdeasThis 100 Page e-Book Includes All The Help YouNeed To Prepare Powerful, Life-Changing YouthSermons That Will Turn Your Preaching AroundAnd Make Your Youth Sit Up And Listen! Includes7 Complete Sermons.–> I want More Youth Sermon Ideas…