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Specifics for how my Church is Responding to the Crisis

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Scripture: Hebrews 10:24-25
Topics: Church Unity, Polemics, Culture & Politics, Sanctity of Life, Submission to Authority, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Many of you have reached out with questions regarding the specifics for how Pastor Joel’s Church (The Response Church) is responding to the current crisis, as well as the current laws being enforced on churches, especially in the state of California. So in this episode, Pastor Joel shares his church’s testimony of the last couple months.

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Specifics for how my Church is Responding to the Crisis

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Scripture: Hebrews 10:24-25
Topics: Church Unity, Polemics, Church Unity, Polemics, Culture & Politics, Sanctity of Life, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Sanctity of Life, Submission to Authority, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Many of you have reached out with questions regarding the specifics for how Pastor Joel’s Church (The Response Church) is responding to the current crisis, as well as the current laws being enforced on churches, especially in the state of California. So in this episode, Pastor Joel shares his church’s testimony of the last couple months.

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Biblical Criteria for Rebelling Against Civil Authorities

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Scripture: Hebrews 10:24-25
Topics: Culture & Politics, Sanctity of Life, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Sanctity of Life, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Justice, Submission to Authority, Church Unity, Polemics, Church Unity, Polemics, Polemics, Contributor: Joel Webbon

In this episode, Pastor Joel provides clear, biblical criteria for when Christians should rebel against civil authorities. Have your Bibles handy for this episode, as Pastor Joel provides several examples for rebelling against civil authorties from both the Old and New Testament.

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Church is “Essential” & “Unique”

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Scripture: Hebrews 10:24-25
Topics: Culture & Politics, Sanctity of Life, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Sanctity of Life, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Justice, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Church Unity, Polemics, Church Unity, Polemics, Polemics, Lord's Supper, Preaching, Contributor: Joel Webbon

In previous episodes, Pastor Joel has presented arguments for why church (the gathering of the saints) is “essential.” However, in this episode, Pastor Joel attempts to persuade our listeners that the essential nature of the church is also “unique” to the church, and therefore, can be found nowhere else.

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How to Gain Unity through Charity & Persuasion

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Scripture: 1 Peter 4:11Hebrews 10:24-25
Topics: Church Unity, Polemics, Church Unity, Polemics, Polemics, Lord's Supper, Preaching, Church Unity, Preaching, Culture & Politics, Sanctity of Life, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Sanctity of Life, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Justice, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Culture & Politics, Contributor: Joel Webbon

In this episode, Pastor Joel once again addresses the importance of unity. However, charity is not the only method for achieving and preserving unity among believers; the art of persuasion must be used as well.

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America the Rich

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Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:17-21
Topics: Culture & Politics, Sanctity of Life, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Sanctity of Life, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Justice, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Culture & Politics, Culture & Politics, Stewardship, Contributor: Joel Webbon

The vast majority of Americans are undoubtedly rich, especially when compared to the rest of the world. But what makes this nation so wealthy?

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The #1 Killer in America

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Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:6-8
Topics: Culture & Politics, Sanctity of Life, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Sanctity of Life, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Justice, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Culture & Politics, Culture & Politics, Stewardship, Culture & Politics, Justice, Sanctity of Life, Contributor: Joel Webbon

The #1 killer in America will never be COVID-19. The coronavirus can’t hold a candle to the lives that have been taken by abortion.

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Submission to the Civil Authorities

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Scripture: Romans 13:1-7
Topics: Church Unity, Polemics, Church Unity, Polemics, Polemics, Lord's Supper, Preaching, Church Unity, Preaching, Church Polity, Lord's Supper, Culture & Politics, Sanctity of Life, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Sanctity of Life, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Justice, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Culture & Politics, Culture & Politics, Stewardship, Culture & Politics, Justice, Sanctity of Life, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Doctrine of Worship, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Many pastors in our nation have perhaps misapplied the teaching of Romans 13 to the present crisis that the church now faces due to the social restrictions of COVID-19. In this episode, Pastor Joel provides a thorough exegesis of Romans 13, and charitably pushes back on the way it is currently being applied.

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The Myth of Neutrality Part 2

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Scripture: Romans 1:18-32
Topics: Culture & Politics, Sanctity of Life, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Sanctity of Life, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Justice, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Culture & Politics, Culture & Politics, Stewardship, Culture & Politics, Justice, Sanctity of Life, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Anxiety, Culture & Politics, Wisdom & Discernment, Contributor: Joel Webbon

In this episode, Pastor Joel continues to discuss to the reality that nothing is neutral, including the collection and presentation of data. As Christians read the “news” regarding COVID-19, we must be careful to exercise spiritual discernment.

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The Myth of Neutrality Part 1

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Scripture: Romans 1:18-32
Topics: Culture & Politics, Sanctity of Life, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Sanctity of Life, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Justice, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Culture & Politics, Culture & Politics, Stewardship, Culture & Politics, Justice, Sanctity of Life, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Anxiety, Culture & Politics, Wisdom & Discernment, Anxiety, Culture & Politics, Wisdom & Discernment, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Nothing is neutral, including the collection and presentation of data. As Christians read the “news” regarding COVID-19, we must be careful to exercise spiritual discernment.

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The Myth of Neutrality: How Christians Should Read Coronavirus “News”

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Topics: Culture & Politics, Sanctity of Life, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Sanctity of Life, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Justice, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Culture & Politics, Culture & Politics, Stewardship, Culture & Politics, Justice, Sanctity of Life, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Anxiety, Culture & Politics, Wisdom & Discernment, Anxiety, Culture & Politics, Wisdom & Discernment, Culture & Politics, Contributor: Joel Webbon

I want to remind you friends, during this season, that although we should be diligent not to politicize everything, everything is still being politicized by just about everyone else. If we believe that political policies (including what kind of bans should be enforced during the coronavirus) flow downstream from morality, and morality flows downstream from theology, then we need to …