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Are You Bitter Toward The Wicked?

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Scripture: Psalm 73
Topics: Bitterness, Justice, Contributor: 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 bitterness and envy. However, all of this changes when he enters the sanctuary of the Lord.

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Are You Bitter Toward The Wicked?

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Scripture: Psalm 73
Topics: Bitterness, Justice, Bitterness, Justice, Contributor: 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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Being Mistreated To The Glory of God

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Scripture: Psalm 43
Topics: Bitterness, Justice, Bitterness, Justice, Bitterness, Christian Contentment, Christian Ministry, Evangelism, Bitterness, Faith & Hope, Justice, Personal Holiness, Suffering & Persecution, Contributor: Joel Webbon

In Psalm 43, David pleads with God to deliver him from the hands of those mistreating him, but not before first submitting himself to be examined by God. John Calvin once said, “It is vain for us to expect that God will avenge the injuries and wrongs which are done to us, unless our own integrity be so manifest as …

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Enduring Criticism & Betrayal

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Scripture: Numbers 16Psalm 42
Topics: Bitterness, Justice, Bitterness, Justice, Bitterness, Christian Contentment, Christian Ministry, Evangelism, Bitterness, Faith & Hope, Justice, Personal Holiness, Suffering & Persecution, Anxiety, Bitterness, Suffering & Persecution, Gospel, 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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The Heartless Prophet

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Scripture: Jonah 4
Topics: Bitterness, Justice, Bitterness, Justice, Bitterness, Christian Contentment, Christian Ministry, Evangelism, Bitterness, Faith & Hope, Justice, Personal Holiness, Suffering & Persecution, Anxiety, Bitterness, Suffering & Persecution, Bitterness, Suffering & Persecution, Gospel, Church Unity, Gospel, Loving the Saints, Contributor: Joel Webbon

This week Pastor Joel teaches on Jonah 4. His focus was on the hatred of Jonah towards the Ninevites. Although Jonah had finally obeyed God by delivering his word to the Ninevites, he was still hoping in his heart that God would refuse to show compassion to the Ninevites, and rather, destroy them.

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The Reluctant Prophet

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Scripture: Jonah 3
Topics: Bitterness, Justice, Bitterness, Justice, Bitterness, Christian Contentment, Christian Ministry, Evangelism, Bitterness, Faith & Hope, Justice, Personal Holiness, Suffering & Persecution, Anxiety, Bitterness, Suffering & Persecution, Bitterness, Suffering & Persecution, Bitterness, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of the Law, Gospel, Church Unity, Gospel, Loving the Saints, Gospel, Contributor: Joel Webbon

This week Pastor Joel teaches on Jonah 3. His focus was on Jonah’s half-hearted obedience. Although Jonah obeyed God to an extent, he still attempted to sabotage the Ninevites by neglecting to tell them of God’s compassion. Despite all this, God’s compassion for the people of Ninevah shines through.

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The Desperate Prophet

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Scripture: Jonah 2
Topics: Bitterness, Justice, Bitterness, Justice, Bitterness, Christian Contentment, Christian Ministry, Evangelism, Bitterness, Faith & Hope, Justice, Personal Holiness, Suffering & Persecution, Anxiety, Bitterness, Suffering & Persecution, Bitterness, Suffering & Persecution, Bitterness, Bitterness, Confession & Repentance, Prayer, Contributor: Joel Webbon

This week Pastor Zack teaches on Jonah 2. His focus was on the desperate pleas of Jonah as he cried out to God for deliverance from the belly of the fish.

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The Rebellious Prophet

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Scripture: Jonah 1
Topics: Bitterness, Justice, Bitterness, Justice, Bitterness, Christian Contentment, Christian Ministry, Evangelism, Bitterness, Faith & Hope, Justice, Personal Holiness, Suffering & Persecution, Anxiety, Bitterness, Suffering & Persecution, Bitterness, Suffering & Persecution, Bitterness, Bitterness, Confession & Repentance, Prayer, Bitterness, Calling, Christian Ministry, Contributor: Joel Webbon

This week Pastor Joel teaches on Jonah 1. His focus was on the anger of Jonah toward the Ninevites, which caused him to rebel against the call of God.

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Divisions In the Church: ‘I Follow Paul, I Follow Apollos’

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10 I appeal to you, brothers and sisters,[a] in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought. 11 My brothers and sisters, some from Chloe’s household have informed me that there …

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The Highest Form Of Arrogance

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15 When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “It may be that Joseph will hate us and pay us back for all the evil that we did to him.” 16 So they sent a message to Joseph, saying, “Your father gave this command before he died: 17 ‘Say to Joseph, “Please forgive the transgression of your …