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Enduring Criticism & Betrayal | An Introduction to Psalm 42

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Scripture: Numbers 16Psalm 42
Topics: Anxiety, Bitterness, Suffering & Persecution, Church Unity,
Contributor: Joel Webbon

Whether on the run from King Saul or his son Absalom, David has been effectively cut off the land of Israel, and most significantly, the Tabernacle. Therefore, the psalmist is deprived of the praise of God, the people of God, and the presence of God. He is consumed by a desperate, and even violent, thirst for the pleasure and privilege of the presence of God in public worship. David longs to appear before God.

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Enduring Criticism & Betrayal | An Introduction to Psalm 42

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Scripture: Numbers 16Psalm 42
Topics: Anxiety, Bitterness, Suffering & Persecution, Anxiety, Bitterness, Suffering & Persecution, Church Unity, Church Unity,
Contributor: Joel Webbon

Whether on the run from King Saul or his son Absalom, David has been effectively cut off the land of Israel, and most significantly, the Tabernacle. Therefore, the psalmist is deprived of the praise of God, the people of God, and the presence of God. He is consumed by a desperate, and even violent, thirst for the pleasure and privilege …

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Responding To Injustice

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Scripture: Psalm 37
Topics: Anxiety, Bitterness, Suffering & Persecution, Anxiety, Bitterness, Suffering & Persecution, Justice, Resisting Temptation, Suffering & Persecution,
Contributor: Joel Webbon

Psalm 37:6 provides  a wonderful promise: “[God] will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.” In other words, those who act with integrity will eventually be vindicated, in this life or the next. Their righteousness will be revealed before both God and men. Therefore, we must diligently obey as we wait upon the Lord. …

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How To Wait Upon The Lord

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Scripture: Psalm 33
Topics: Anxiety, Bitterness, Suffering & Persecution, Anxiety, Bitterness, Suffering & Persecution, Justice, Resisting Temptation, Suffering & Persecution, Anxiety, Faith & Hope,
Contributor: Joel Webbon

The battle belongs to the Lord. God is sovereignly orchestrating all things in accordance with his good pleasure. Our only responsibility is to simply wait upon the Lord. We must wait humbly, quietly, obediently, and expectantly.

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The Dangers Of Minimizing Sin

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Scripture: Psalm 32
Topics: Anxiety, Bitterness, Suffering & Persecution, Anxiety, Bitterness, Suffering & Persecution, Justice, Resisting Temptation, Suffering & Persecution, Anxiety, Faith & Hope, Confession & Repentance, Guilt & Shame, Humility, Prayer, Wisdom & Discernment,
Contributor: Joel Webbon

Many Christians, and even pastors, go to great lengths to conceal and minimize their sin. But a refusal to confess our sins produces only misery and heartache. It causes us to fall under the fatherly displeasure of God. Therefore, Christians should run to God quickly and fully.

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The Problem Of Biblical Illiteracy

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Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:16-17Psalm 1
Topics: Doctrine of the Word, Church Unity, Church Unity, Preaching, Anxiety, Bitterness, Suffering & Persecution, Anxiety, Bitterness, Suffering & Persecution, Justice, Resisting Temptation, Suffering & Persecution, Anxiety, Faith & Hope, Confession & Repentance, Guilt & Shame, Humility, Prayer, Wisdom & Discernment, Study,
Contributor: Joel Webbon

In this episode of Theology Applied, Pastor Joel Webbon and Dave Jenkins discuss the widespread problem of biblical illiteracy in American churches, as well as some practical steps Christians can take towards the solution.

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Who Is This King Of Glory?

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Scripture: Psalm 24
Topics: Doctrine of the Word, Doctrine of God, Doctrine of the Son, Doctrine of Worship,
Contributor: Joel Webbon

On the surface, Psalm 24 describes David and his men as they approached the gates of Jerusalem with the ark of the covenant. And yet, in a much deeper sense, this is a prophetic description of the majestic scene of heaven directly after the ascension of Jesus. For the first time in history, a man actually approached the gates of …

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The Shepherd Is Glorified Through His Goodness To The Sheep

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Scripture: Psalm 119Psalm 23Psalm 25
Topics: Doctrine of the Word, Doctrine of God, Doctrine of the Son, Doctrine of Worship, Doctrine of the Holy Spirit, Doctrine of the Word,
Contributor: Joel Webbon

Psalm 23 is an account of everything God has already done for David in the past, as well as everything David is confident God will do for him in the future. But the chief end of all God’s past provisions and future promises is found in the final phrase of verse 3: “…He leads me in the paths of righteousness …

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How To Pray In Times Of Trouble (Part 2)

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Scripture: Psalm 16
Topics: Anxiety, Bitterness, Suffering & Persecution, Anxiety, Bitterness, Suffering & Persecution, Justice, Resisting Temptation, Suffering & Persecution, Anxiety, Faith & Hope, Confession & Repentance, Guilt & Shame, Humility, Prayer, Wisdom & Discernment, Study, Prayer, Anxiety, Faith & Hope, Prayer, Spiritual Warfare, Doctrine of the Word, Doctrine of God, Doctrine of the Son, Doctrine of Worship, Doctrine of the Holy Spirit, Doctrine of the Word, Doctrine of Eschatology, Doctrine of God,
Contributor: Joel Webbon

This week, Pastor Joel preached Psalm 16. His focus was on how to effectively pray in times of trouble by utilizing praise to bolster our faith.