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The official sermon audio podcast of Genesis Church, located in Eureka, MO.

Genesis Church - Sermons Genesis Church

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The official sermon audio podcast of Genesis Church, located in Eureka, MO.

    Mission and Ministry

    Mission and Ministry

    The Gospel has an engine that propels disciples out as missionaries. We see this clearly in Jesus' ministry with His disciples. He invested in their lives, taught them the truths of the Gospel, and did a lot of ministry with them. This was preparation, as Jesus then calls them to lift their eyes to see the lostness and brokenness of their culture and begin praying. The amazing thing is that they actually become the answer to their own prayers as Jesus sends the disciples on mission.

    Disciples have spiritual gifts and part of spiritual growth is learning to use these gifts for the building up of the body of Christ and advancing the Kingdom of Christ. Any approach to discipleship that creates people who only sit and learn will create top-heavy Christians. The call of discipleship is to hear the call of Jesus and live as people who are sent together on mission.

    • 55 min
    Theological Formation

    Theological Formation

    Theology matters---it matters greatly. What we believe about God, Jesus, ourselves, and redemption will show up in the way we live our lives.

    It is God's design that the church teach people the great truths about God so that people will authentically worship God, standing in awe of His person and work. It is also His desire that believers in Jesus grow in these great truths so that truth shapes their lives and they can be protected from false teachers.

    New disciples will probably need these truths taught on a simple level, but the goal is that they will begin to embrace the faith once for all delivered to the saints, be able to teach it to others, and be able to spot a counterfeit.

    • 57 min
    Holiness

    Holiness

    As we continue our series on the ingredients necessary for making disciples, this morning we will share the importance of holiness. The concept of holiness, or being holy, is a difficult concept for us; yet, this is actually the ingredient that provides the flavor for the Christian life.

    The primary goal for disciples of Jesus is for them to be shaped day by day into the image of Christ. Disciples are people growing in the character of Jesus so that they are increasingly demonstrating Scriptural morality and values in their personal lives. This involves a transformation in our sexual ethics, integrity and honesty, kindness, generosity, justice, and care for our neighbor. God is holy, Jesus is holy. Without holiness, it is impossible for us to see and really know God. Holiness in the Christian life matters and disciples will desire the blessings of holiness.

    Furthermore, we will discover that there is a deep connection between our holiness as disciples and our happiness in life ... because the flavor of holiness brings glory to God and the most joy for His people.

    • 57 min
    Easter Shaped Disciples

    Easter Shaped Disciples

    Today we celebrate the pivotal and climactic moment for all of history, as the Son of God was delivered over to sinful people who condemned the innocent Savior to death on a cross. Jesus submitted Himself to the divine purpose for our salvation, laying down His rights and life for us. But that is not the whole story!

    Jesus rose again and defeated our worst enemies: death, hell, and the grave. Before His death, Jesus predicted these events to His disciples and then made a bold demand on those who want to follow Him. True discipleship is a life of following the very path of Jesus---denying self and dying to self. The result of a sacrificed life is resurrection power.

    Following Jesus does mean walking the path of Jesus but the outcome is gaining resurrection power and finding our true selves.

    • 51 min
    Water and Light

    Water and Light

    Darin Slater fills in for Mike Hubbard who was ill.

    • 39 min
    Community

    Community

    In the Scriptures, discipleship is never an individual event, it is a team sport. In fact, let's just state that maybe the biggest obstacle to authentic discipleship in our culture is our rugged individualism. Yet, God designed this Christian life thing to be done in community, a group of "one anothers".

    First of all, God has ordained that our growth happens in community. This is modeled in Jesus' calling of the 12 to Himself where He invested in them, did ministry among them, and then sent them out. Second, growth in the Christian life happens in the context of deep and meaningful relationships as people seek to follow Jesus together. Third, it is the authentic love found within community that images the glory of God to the outside world.

    What this means is that disciples need both rows and circles. Rows where they gather with God's people for worship and to hear the word taught. And, circles where authentic relationships, so important for our being, are shaped into the image of Jesus.

    • 54 min

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