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3 Questions We Should All Ask About Restoration

Topics: Church Discipline, Church Membership, Confession & Repentance, Confrontation, Discipleship, Contributor: Joel Webbon

1 Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. 2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:1-2 ESV When we find one of our brothers or sisters in Christ tangled in sin we …

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9 Graces Every Believer Should Possess

Topics: Confession & Repentance, Confrontation, Discipleship, Discipleship, Personal Holiness, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of the Holy Spirit, Contributor: Joel Webbon

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22 ESV Here we have nine beautiful graces which should portray our attitude to God, to other people, and to ourselves. I find it helpful for myself to organize these nine graces in to …

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Humble Freedom

Topics: Confession & Repentance, Confrontation, Discipleship, Discipleship, Personal Holiness, Faith & Hope, Humility, Church Discipline, Church Membership, Gospel, Contributor: Joel Webbon

13 For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. 14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by …

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Persecution Is Not The Same As Receiving Consequences For Being A Jerk

Topics: Church Discipline, Church Membership, Gospel, Church Unity, Polemics, Confession & Repentance, Confrontation, Discipleship, Discipleship, Personal Holiness, Faith & Hope, Humility, Humility, Suffering & Persecution, Contributor: Joel Webbon

28 Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise. 29 But just as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so also it is now. 30 But what does the Scripture say? “Cast out the slave woman and her son, for the son of the slave …

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Theology: Do We Dislike it or Do We Fear It?

Topics: Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of the Holy Spirit, Doctrine of Creation, Doctrine of God, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Man, Doctrine of Regeneration, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sin, Doctrine of the Covenants, Doctrine of the Father, Doctrine of the Holy Spirit, Doctrine of the Law, Doctrine of the Son, Doctrine of the Word, Doctrine of Worship, Contributor: Joel Webbon

8 The saying is trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works. These things are excellent and profitable for people. Titus 3:8 ESV Theology is the study of the nature of God. How anyone can study God and not be changed …

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The Secret Of The “Easy Yoke”

Topics: Confession & Repentance, Confrontation, Discipleship, Discipleship, Personal Holiness, Faith & Hope, Humility, Humility, Suffering & Persecution, Christian Contentment, Personal Holiness, Submission to Authority, Contributor: Joel Webbon

In his famous book The Spirit of the Disciplines the late Dallas Willard wastes no time in arriving straight to the problem with most Christians today. He says, So, those who say we cannot truly follow Christ turn out to be correct in a sense. We cannot behave “on the spot” as he did and taught if in the rest of …

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Is Jesus Our Hope Or A Means To It?

Topics: Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of the Holy Spirit, Doctrine of Creation, Doctrine of God, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Man, Doctrine of Regeneration, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sin, Doctrine of the Covenants, Doctrine of the Father, Doctrine of the Holy Spirit, Doctrine of the Law, Doctrine of the Son, Doctrine of the Word, Doctrine of Worship, Doctrine of the Son, Confession & Repentance, Confrontation, Discipleship, Discipleship, Personal Holiness, Faith & Hope, Humility, Humility, Suffering & Persecution, Christian Contentment, Personal Holiness, Submission to Authority, Faith & Hope, Contributor: Stacy Craft

Hope – I really like that word. Even just saying the word makes me feel like I have a more positive expectation for what the future will hold. It’s interesting the different things people put their hope in. Some put their hope in money. Some in a relationship that they are expecting will give their life meaning. Some put their hope in …