The Call of Discipleship
Chris Gensheer   -  

In this sermon, Lead Pastor Chris Gensheer presents the problem facing us as a church and the solution from Matthew 4:19 and Matthew 17:1-8. Rather than resting content to simply “play church”, Jesus calls His people to “follow Me.” This is life itself, coming to us in the person and work of Jesus Christ. And before we get tasked, or moved, to do anything for Jesus, He first simply calls us to be with Him.

Sermon: The Call of Discipleship

Preacher: Chris Gensheer

Text: Matthew 4:19 and Matthew 17:1-8

Series Following Jesus: Becoming the Church of Irresistible Influence, pt. 1


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Links to Other Sermons in the Series


  1. The Call of Discipleship – Matthew 4:19; Matthew 17:1-8
  2. The Cost of Discipleship – Matthew 4:19; Matthew 22:34-40; Luke 14:25-35
  3. The Method of Discipleship – Matthew 4:19; Matthew 22:37-40; Romans 12:9-13
  4. The Goal of Discipleship – Habbakuk 2:14; Matthew 4:19; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8