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Anxiety, Panic Attacks, And The Gospel

Topics: Doctrine of Sanctification, Gospel, Suffering & Persecution, Contributor: Joel Webbon

About five years ago a handful of my closest friends and I moved across the country to plant a church. We had no idea how difficult of a task this would be. The endeavor of starting a church from scratch included more challenges than I had ever imagined. Preparing sermons, building a website, finding a venue to accommodate our gatherings, …

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You’re A New Creation But…

Topics: Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of God, Doctrine of Regeneration, Doctrine of Sanctification, Suffering & Persecution, Humility, Contributor: Joel Webbon

When I was younger I remember going to my first wedding and being frustrated by how much attention was given to the bride. I was just a selfish little boy at the time, but it seemed wrong for the groom to be merely an afterthought in his own wedding. Think about it for a second. In every wedding the bride …

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The Mystery Of Godliness

Topics: Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of God, Doctrine of Regeneration, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Suffering & Persecution, Humility, Christian Contentment, Confession & Repentance, Personal Holiness, Contributor: Stacy Craft

I’ve read the letter of 1 Timothy many times in my life, but recently there was a passage that particularly caught my attention. In chapter 3 verses 14-16, Paul writes to Timothy so that he knows how to behave in the case that Paul is delayed. In this context Paul gives to Timothy an insightful definition of godliness. This is …

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The Glory Of God

Topics: Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of God, Doctrine of Regeneration, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of God, Contributor: Stacy Craft

“For ask now of the days that are past, which were before you, since the day that God created man on the earth, and ask from one end of heaven to the other, whether such a great thing as this has ever happened or was ever heard of. Did any people ever hear the voice of a god speaking out …

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The Gospel Is Good News, Not Good Advice

Topics: Gospel, Gospel, Contributor: Joel Webbon

The word gospel literally means good news. However, good news is very different from good advice. Good advice is something we need to do, but good news is a declaration of something that has already been done. The gospel is that God himself has come to rescue and renew all of creation in and through the work of Jesus Christ …

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The Number One Thing Destroying Your Prayer Life

Topics: Suffering & Persecution, Humility, Christian Contentment, Confession & Repentance, Personal Holiness, Humility, Prayer, Contributor: Joel Webbon

13 And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. 14 But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.15 Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom …

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Why Christians Rarely Pray

Topics: Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of God, Doctrine of Regeneration, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of God, Doctrine of God, Suffering & Persecution, Humility, Christian Contentment, Confession & Repentance, Personal Holiness, Humility, Prayer, Humility, Prayer, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Often when a Christian has a correct view of the sovereignty of God there are two challenges that begin to emerge: evangelism and prayer. If God is truly sovereign in all things, then we struggle to see the reason for these two things. If prayer is merely a ‘think-tank’ session between us and God, but he is already omniscient (all-knowing), …

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The Highest Form Of Arrogance

Topics: Suffering & Persecution, Humility, Christian Contentment, Confession & Repentance, Personal Holiness, Humility, Prayer, Humility, Prayer, Bitterness, Humility, Gospel, Gospel, Gospel, Contributor: Joel Webbon

15 When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “It may be that Joseph will hate us and pay us back for all the evil that we did to him.” 16 So they sent a message to Joseph, saying, “Your father gave this command before he died: 17 ‘Say to Joseph, “Please forgive the transgression of your …

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How Do I Respond To Betrayal?

Topics: Suffering & Persecution, Humility, Christian Contentment, Confession & Repentance, Personal Holiness, Humility, Prayer, Humility, Prayer, Bitterness, Humility, Bitterness, Personal Holiness, Resisting Temptation, Suffering & Persecution, Gospel, Gospel, Gospel, Church Unity, Gospel, Contributor: Joel Webbon

1 Then Joseph could not control himself before all those who stood by him. He cried, “Make everyone go out from me.” So no one stayed with him when Joseph made himself known to his brothers. 2 And he wept aloud, so that the Egyptians heard it, and the household of Pharaoh heard it. 3 And Joseph said to his …