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This is our weekly podcast of the sermons at Destiny Church, located at 3411 N. Range Line Rd. in Joplin, MO. Our pastor is Gene Bebee. Destiny Church is a Four Square church.

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This is our weekly podcast of the sermons at Destiny Church, located at 3411 N. Range Line Rd. in Joplin, MO. Our pastor is Gene Bebee. Destiny Church is a Four Square church.

    Forgotten Heroes – Part 2

    Forgotten Heroes – Part 2

    May 19, 2024

    * 2 Kings 5:1

    * 2 Kings 5:9-10

    * 2 Kings 5:11

    * 2 Kings 5:12

    * 2 Kings 5:13

    * 2 Kings 5:14

    Pastor Gene’s sermon is part of a series called “Forgotten Heroes,” focusing on lesser-known people from the Bible to draw spiritual truths from their stories. Today’s message is about Naaman, a commander who had leprosy, highlighting the contrast between his public success and private struggle. Pastor Gene relates this to our lives, where we often hide our shame and struggles behind our accomplishments.

    He emphasizes that pride can handicap us, using Naaman’s initial refusal to follow Elisha’s instructions as an example. Naaman’s pride and preferences initially hindered his healing, as he wanted a more dignified and private solution. However, through the intervention of his servants, who reasoned with him, Naaman humbled himself and followed the prophet’s directions, resulting in his miraculous healing.

    Pastor Gene makes several key points:

    * Pride handicaps us: Naaman’s pride almost prevented his healing.

    * Preferences hinder us: We often want things our way, but God’s way is what brings healing.

    * God uses people to humble us: Naaman’s servants helped him see past his pride.

    * Healing can be a process: Naaman had to dip in the Jordan River seven times, illustrating that sometimes healing takes time and persistence.

    He concludes by encouraging the congregation to make a move towards God, using the acronym MOVE:

    * Make a decision to be faithful.

    * Open the Bible for guidance.

    * Verify that God is speaking to you.

    * Expect God to move in your life.

    Pastor Gene calls for humility and obedience to God’s instructions, highlighting that God loves us as we are and wants to heal and restore us. He encourages the congregation to continue in their faith journey, praising God even amidst struggles, and preparing for God’s movement in their lives.

    • 37 min
    Forgotten Heroes – Jochebed

    Forgotten Heroes – Jochebed

    May 12, 2024

    * Exodus 2:1-2

    * Exodus 2:3-4

    * Exodus 2:5-6

    * Exodus 2:7-8

    * Exodus 2:9

    * Exodus 2:10

    * Psalm 127:3-5

    Pastor Gene Bebee tells the often overlooked story of Moses’ mother, Jochebed, highlighting her faith and courage in protecting her son despite the dangers surrounding them. He emphasized the importance of parents, both mothers and fathers, in shaping the faith and future of their children. Drawing from the biblical narrative, Pastor Bebee encouraged the congregation to trust in God’s providence and sovereignty, even in the face of adversity. He reminded them that children are a gift from the Lord and that raising them in faith can have a lasting impact on future generations.

    • 40 min
    Am I Really Saved? Part 5

    Am I Really Saved? Part 5

    May 5, 2024

    * Luke 15:17-24

    * Galatians 4:1-7

    Pastor Gene’s sermon delves into the concepts of being an orphan, a slave, and ultimately a son or daughter in relation to our connection with God. He emphasizes the importance of understanding our true identity in Christ and the nature of God’s love and grace. Through the story of the prodigal son, Pastor Gene illustrates God’s compassionate nature and willingness to embrace us, even when we feel unworthy or have strayed away. He highlights the dangers of adopting an orphan or slave mentality, where one feels disconnected or tries to earn God’s love through works. Instead, we should embrace our identity as sons and daughters of God, knowing that you are chosen, loved, and accepted unconditionally.

    • 34 min
    Am I Really Saved? Part 4

    Am I Really Saved? Part 4

    April 28, 2024

    * John 1:14

    * Hebrews 4:16-17

    * Genesis 3:23-24

    * Matthew 21:13

    * Matthew 23:38

    * John 14:10

    * 2 Corinthians 5:21

    * 1 Corinthians 6:19

    * John 14:16

    Pastor Gene’s sermon delves into the theme of salvation and the presence of God in our lives. He emphasizes the importance of understanding what it truly means to be saved and how God’s grace plays a vital role in this process. The sermon is structured around the metaphor of cleaning one’s house, symbolizing the inner purity required for God’s presence to dwell within us.

    Pastor Gene stresses the need for a balanced understanding of biblical teachings, highlighting the importance of interpreting scriptures within their context. He emphasizes that God’s grace is central to salvation, regardless of one’s past mistakes or doubts.

    The sermon progresses to discuss the concept of God’s presence throughout history, starting with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Despite their initial communion with God, sin led to their expulsion from His presence. Subsequently, God established the Tabernacle as a place for His presence, with strict rituals and regulations governing access to it.

    However, Pastor Gene explains how even this system was flawed, as evidenced by Jesus’ rebuke of the money changers in the temple. Ultimately, Jesus becomes the perfect vessel for God’s presence, as He is without sin.

    The end of the sermon revolves around the revelation that believers now serve as the dwelling place of God’s presence. Through Jesus’ sacrifice, our bodies become temples of the Holy Spirit, allowing us to experience God’s presence intimately.

    In conclusion, Pastor Gene encourages listeners to embrace their role as carriers of God’s presence, dispelling any feelings of unworthiness or inadequacy. He emphasizes that God’s grace cleanses us from sin and enables us to dwell in His presence continually. The sermon culminates in a call to worship and gratitude for the privilege of hosting God’s presence in our lives.

    • 26 min
    Am I Really Saved? Part 3

    Am I Really Saved? Part 3

    April 21, 2024

    * Romans 6:14

    * Matthew 5:17-18

    * James 1:23

    * Romans 7:7

    Pastor Gene’s sermon delves into the dynamic between grace and the law in Christian doctrine. He underscores the importance of understanding that while grace is fundamental to salvation, the law still holds significance in guiding believers. Through personal anecdotes and biblical references, Pastor Gene illustrates that Jesus fulfilled the law on behalf of believers, liberating them from its condemnation. He emphasizes the law’s role in teaching God’s standard, directing believers toward reliance on Jesus, and establishing boundaries for a fulfilling life.The sermon underscores that believers are freed from the burden of the law through Jesus’ sacrifice. Pastor Gene’s message resonates with those who may struggle with feelings of unworthiness or guilt, offering reassurance that the grace of Jesus covers even their worst days. By putting faith in Jesus’ finished work on the cross and his resurrection, individuals can find freedom from the condemnation of the law and experience the transformative power of grace in their lives.In conclusion, Pastor Gene’s sermon encourages listeners to embrace the grace of Jesus and walk in the freedom it brings. By recognizing Jesus’ fulfillment of the law and putting faith in his sacrificial work, believers can overcome guilt and shame, and live in accordance with God’s standards while experiencing the fullness of grace.

    • 31 min
    Am I Really Saved? Part 2

    Am I Really Saved? Part 2

    April 14, 2024

    * Romans 6:14

    * Romans 7:1-4

    * 2 Corinthians 5:17

    * Romans 3:20, 28

    * Galatians 3:1-3

    * Romans 7:4

    * Galatians 2:21

    * Romans 7:6

    * 1 Corinthians 15:56-57

    Pastor Gene’s sermon dives deep into the concept of salvation and the role of grace versus the law in the life of believers. He emphasizes the importance of understanding the balance of God’s word through multiple scripture sources to gain a clear understanding of salvation. Gene highlights that righteousness is not based on personal performance but on one’s position in the family of God through acceptance of Jesus’ sacrifice. He contrasts living under the law with living under grace, illustrating how the law brings condemnation and guilt while grace brings freedom and empowerment. Gene explains how Jesus’ death and resurrection provide permanent forgiveness and freedom from the law, allowing believers to live in the newness of the spirit and bear fruit for God. Throughout the sermon, he emphasizes the transformative power of understanding God’s love and grace, which motivate believers to change and live for Him.

    • 34 min

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