The Weekly Essentials | 02-24-2023

In by Right Response Staff

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 Are Women More Easily Deceived Than Men? | with Zach Garris

“For Adam was formed first, then Eve; and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.” ‭‭(1 Timothy‬ ‭2‬:‭13‬-‭15‬ ‭ESV‬‬)

Are women more easily deceived than men? Should women have the legal right to vote in civil affairs? Is there a particular way in which Christian women are saved by childbearing?

In this episode of Theology Applied, I’m joined by Zach Garris to discuss these difficult and controversial questions, as well as many more.

#2 How Mega-Churches Tyrannize Men

Large “program-driven” churches are subtle tyrants, especially toward fathers in the home. Watch the full sermon here:

#3 Money, Debt, & Freedom From Financial Slavery | Hebrews 13:1-6

This sermon was preached at Covenant Bible Church on the Lord's Day, February 19th, 2023.

In Hebrews 13:5, we are commanded to resist the love of money and to be content with what we have. And the motive immediately provided for obeying this commandment is the unconditional love of Christ towards his elect. In other words, it is foolish to give our hearts to that which can be so easily lost. Rather, let your heart be satisfied with what you cannot lose. Christ can never be lost because Christ has promised never to lose us - “I will never leave you or forsake you.”

It's worth noting that this commandment to be content should not be interpreted as a blanket condemnation of all ambition. There is such a thing as “selfish ambition” which must be resisted by the Christian, but there is also such a thing as “righteous ambition” that seeks to glorify Christ and further benefit his people. One particular example of “righteous ambition,” not only permissible but actually commanded in Scripture, is the “righteous ambition” of diligently seeking to free yourself from slavery, in all its various forms.

#4 Jen Wilkin, The Gospel Coalition, & Public School “Debate”

#TheGospelCoalition just hosted a “Good Faith Debate” between Jen Wilkin and Jonathan Pennington regarding whether or not Christian parents should send their kids to public schools.

In this video, Pastor Joel Webbon breaks down the most absurd arguments from this “debate.”

#5 #AsburyRevival & #JesusIsComingSoon

Here’s a helpful concordance so you can interpret what’s actually going on at the “Asbury Revival.”

1) “Revival is happening!” - Singing, prayers, and testimonies are happening with virtually no preaching from the Bible.

2) “Anyone is welcome!” - @TuckerCarlson can’t come, but @RHM_ToddBentley can.

3) “Queer students are being impacted by God’s presence!” - LGBT students are leading the worship on stage.

4) “Students are confessing their sins!” - Woke students are confessing their “Whiteness” and the need for more racial equity in their generation.

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