Talk Idea: Resurrection and Brandon Heath’s “I’m Not Who I Was”

Last Monday I gave the Resurrection talk. I always like to include a part about what it means to be a follower of Jesus in this talk.

I love the resurrection talk. It is often under-stated most times I see it at club or camp. The resurrection is the power for our new life in Christ! You can even see that last summer when I spoke at YL camp, I moved all the talks a day earlier just so I could do an entire talk about the resurrection.

One way I wanted to illustrate the new life that is possible through the resurrection is through a song. I’m not much of a singer, though I lead songs and worship every week, there is a big difference between being able to sing and being a “singer”… anyway. So I “sang” Brandon Heath’s “I’m Not Who I Was” to my club in my talk. I put the words up on the screen so they could see them. Then after my talk I used the following video, which is a video of YL leaders doing “cardboard testimonies” (I’m even in the video briefly). Brandon used it in his concerts last year when he sang the song. I challenged them to think about how Jesus’ power could come into their life and change them.

Signs: I’m not who I was – Phoenix Edition from W. Ashley Maddox on Vimeo.

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