A few quick resources for you today:
First, my good friend and pastor Greg Stiekes is one of the best preachers I know. Not only is he an outstanding exegete and communicator, but he also has a biblical grasp on several significant contemporary issues.
One of those most important issues he speaks to is one that is near to my heart: shaping the next generation. Greg recently spoke in Marshall, MN on this topic, and the audio has recently been made available:
- Session 1- What Are We Doing, Anyway? The Goal of our Teaching (mp3 audio, 4.9 MB)
- Session 2- Shaping the Moral Imagination Through Our Teaching (mp3 audio, 8 MB)
- Session 3- Recognizing and Encouraging Spiritual Growth (mp3 audio, 7.8 MB)
- Printable Handout (pdf, 462 KB)
I would urge you to give these a listen. I would also strongly suggest that you have Greg speak in your church some time. If you need a speaker for a Bible conference, weekend seminar, family camp, etc. Greg is an engaging, interesting, and thoughtful speaker.
Second, last year Michael Riley and I compiled a book for use in a Good Friday service or for a time of personal reflection or family worship. Michael has posted the booklet again this year.