Dr. Voddie Baucham (in his Expository Apologetics 101 sermon) states: “There is a piece to discipleship we’ve neglected. It’s called indoctrination…[Instead] we’re producing passionate people with empty heads who love the Jesus they don’t know very well, and who are driven to and fro by every wind of doctrine.”
Indoctrination has come to be synonymous with brainwashing. That’s not its original meaning however. At its heart it means “to instruct especially in fundamentals” (notice the root word is doctrine).
As I head into my third decade of youth ministry, I’ve come to realize more and more the importance of teaching sound doctrine to teens, and stressing the need for them to obey the teaching of Scripture. At it’s heart, this is what it means to be a disciple (See Matt. 28:18:20 and 2 Tim. 2:2).
On Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, I led a seminar at Boot Camp North, a youth leader training seminar organized by Jeremy Edgar at Bible Fellowship Assembly. My topic was entitled: “Useful For…The Importance Of The Bible In Discipleship.” Anyone who is interested can download my seminar notes here: useful-for-the-importance-of-the-bible-in-the-process-of-discipleship
I’ve also made available the first three lessons of my teaching series, “Word Up,” which is an apologetics unit designed to teach teens the core doctrine of Scripture (Inspiration, Inerrancy, and Authority), as well as answer common questions or objections to this teaching. You can download the Powerpoint presentations and lesson plans here:
-Lesson 1: word-up-inspiration-lesson
-Lesson 2: word-up-inerrancy-lesson
-Lesson 3: word-up-authority-lesson
The Powerpoint presentations for the above lessons can be found here:
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