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How America Became Enslaved | Psalm 106

Scripture: Psalm 106
Topics: Mortification of Sin- Resisting Temptation- Confrontation- Justice- Resisting Temptation- Spiritual Warfare- Worldliness- Preacher: Joel Webbon

“When [Israel] had got the good land God had promised them they had no zeal against the wicked inhabitants whom the Lord commanded them to extirpate, pretending pity; but so merciful is God that no man needs to be in any case more compassionate than he.” -Matthew Henry

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Preaching The Gospel To Yourself

Scripture: Psalm 103
Topics: Doctrine of Sin- Gospel- Preacher: Joel Webbon

In this psalm, David is not praying to the Lord. Instead, he is doing what all Christians should regularly do: David is preaching the Gospel to himself. David is not listening to his feelings and following his heart. David is recounting the promises of the Gospel and preaching to his soul. Rather than succumbing to his feelings of discouragement, David …

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Those Who Trust In Idols Become Like Them | Psalm 96

Scripture: Psalm 96
Topics: Gospel- Gospel- Mortification of Sin- Resisting Temptation- Confrontation- Justice- Resisting Temptation- Spiritual Warfare- Worldliness- Christian Contentment- Personal Holiness- Idolatry- Preacher: Joel Webbon

Psalm 96:4-5 says, “For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols.” Some translations render the phrase “worthless idols” as “nothings,” or “non-entities.” We are commanded to avoid the worship of idols not only because it is immoral, but because it …

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America’s Fate: The Rise & Fall of Empires

Scripture: Psalm 86
Topics: Mortification of Sin- Resisting Temptation- Confrontation- Justice- Resisting Temptation- Spiritual Warfare- Worldliness- Christian Contentment- Personal Holiness- Idolatry- Confession & Repentance- Culture & Politics- Doctrine of Sin- Doctrine of Eschatology- Preacher: Joel Webbon

God sovereignly determines the boundaries of nations, as well as their lifespan. Throughout history, the average lifespan of national empires has been approximately 250 years. From the Assyrian Empire to the Ottoman Empire, each appears to follow the same trend: 1) The Age of Pioneers, 2) The Age of Conquests, 3) The Age of Commerce, 4) The Age of Affluence, …

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How Fathers Fail To Train Their Children

Scripture: Psalm 78
Topics: Mortification of Sin- Resisting Temptation- Confrontation- Justice- Resisting Temptation- Spiritual Warfare- Worldliness- Christian Contentment- Personal Holiness- Idolatry- Confession & Repentance- Culture & Politics- Biblical Manhood- Marriage- Parenting- Preacher: Joel Webbon

Psalm 78:4 says, “We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might, and the wonders he has done.” Only the most vile of men would resolve to hide the beauty of the Gospel from their own children. And yet, some parents hide the Gospel from their …

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Are You Bitter Toward The Wicked?

Scripture: Psalm 73
Topics: Mortification of Sin- Resisting Temptation- Confrontation- Justice- Resisting Temptation- Spiritual Warfare- Worldliness- Christian Contentment- Personal Holiness- Idolatry- Confession & Repentance- Culture & Politics- Biblical Manhood- Marriage- Parenting- Bitterness- Justice- Preacher: Joel Webbon

The psalmist believes that God will continue to be good to Israel as a whole, but he is doubting whether or not God will be good to him personally. His doubt stems from his consistent experience of seeing wicked people around him prosper. In this particular psalm, the psalmist has reached a point where his doubt has fully developed into …

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Raise Your Children To Know The Lord From Birth

Scripture: Psalm 71
Topics: Mortification of Sin- Resisting Temptation- Confrontation- Justice- Resisting Temptation- Spiritual Warfare- Worldliness- Christian Contentment- Personal Holiness- Idolatry- Confession & Repentance- Culture & Politics- Biblical Manhood- Marriage- Parenting- Bitterness- Justice- Calling- Parenting- Stewardship- Suffering & Persecution- Preacher: Joel Webbon

Moments before his execution, Polycarp famously said, “Eighty and six years have I served Him, and He never did me any injury: How then can I blaspheme my King and my Savior?” Psalm 71:5-17 says, “For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O Lord, from my youth. Upon you I have leaned from before my birth; you are …

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Russell Moore vs Doug Wilson: Evangelicalism’s Great Divide

Scripture: Psalm 69
Topics: Mortification of Sin- Resisting Temptation- Confrontation- Justice- Resisting Temptation- Spiritual Warfare- Worldliness- Christian Contentment- Personal Holiness- Idolatry- Confession & Repentance- Culture & Politics- Biblical Manhood- Marriage- Parenting- Bitterness- Justice- Calling- Parenting- Stewardship- Suffering & Persecution- Culture & Politics- Suffering & Persecution- Preacher: Joel Webbon

One genre in the book of Psalms is called “imprecatory psalms.” The word “imprecation” simply means “curse” or “judgment.” These psalms are often difficult for New Testament Christians to reconcile with the teaching of Jesus: “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you” (Luke 6:27-28). The key …