The Weekly Essentials | 02-17-2023

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Right Response Ministries has produced hundreds of high-quality videos/podcasts. So for your convenience, every Friday we provide a list of our top five videos for the week. Each of these videos are personally selected by Pastor Joel Webbon. He has insisted that we not merely highlight our most popular content, but the content that he believes is most vital for Christians to be convicted, emboldened, and encouraged. May God use this content to bless you richly.

#1 Pastors Who Won’t Rebuke Women Are Pastors Who Hate Women | with Eric Conn

Pastors who refuse to rebuke women are pastors who hate women. Feminism is one of the chief causes of fatherlessness. If we truly want to protect children, we must esteem fatherhood. If we want to esteem fatherhood, we must destroy feminism. And if we are to successfully destroy feminism, pastors must stop hating women by treating them as sinless victims. In this episode of Theology Applied, Pastor Joel Webbon welcomes back Eric Conn, host of The Hard Man Podcast and co-host of The King’s Hall Podcast.  @thehardmenpodcast1706 

#2 Demonic Hybrids Forged Between Angels & Men

The Bible contains some crazy stuff. We must be careful not exaggerate the truth of any biblical text. However, the more common problem today is that “sophisticated” pastors continually downplay the truth of biblical texts in order to appear “reasonable” in the eyes of the pagans.

#3 Big Eva Exploits The Faithful To “Empathize” With The Faithless | Hebrews 13:1-3

This sermon was preached at Covenant Bible Church on the Lord's Day, February 12th, 2023.

In Hebrews 13:1, we are not merely commanded to continue in a “universal love” for all people, but in a “brotherly love” for our fellow believers. The same principle of Hebrews 13:1 is continued in Hebrews 13:2-3, and further fleshed out through practical examples. First, we are commanded to “not neglect show[ing] hospitality to strangers.” Hospitality is literally defined as the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers. However, the obligation to “strangers” referenced in Hebrews 13:2 must not be understood as a blatant contradiction to what was just commanded in the prior verse, namely, “brotherly love.”

34 “The King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ 37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ 40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’”Matthew 25:34-40 ESV

9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. Galatians 6:9-10 ESV

#4 Did John MacArthur & His Elders Ignore Physical & Sexual Abuse At Grace Community Church?

Hohn Cho, who resigned from Eldership at Grace Community Church less than a year ago, just partnered with Christianity Today to write a scathing article against John MacArthur and Grace Community Church. The article claims that John MacArthur and his Elders chose to excommunicate a woman for not dropping a restraining order against her husband 20 years ago. The husband was later found guilty of sexually abusing the children and was sentenced to prison. So did John MacArthur and his Elders fail to uphold justice, and actually commit spiritual abuse against this woman by wrongfully excommunicating her from Grace Community Church? Or is this just another example of the #MeToo mob trying to take out a biblically conservative pastor and his church?

#5 Not A Good Sign At Asbury: When Todd Bentley And Queer Students Like Your Revival

Pastor Joel Webbon shares his thoughts on the Asbury Revival.

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