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Children Are Arrows | Psalm 127 (Part 3)

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Scripture: Psalm 127
Topics: Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Parenting, Contributor: Joel Webbon

“We all love the fact that children are a blast, and nobody should mind the fact that we love it. But this psalm is not about the patter of little feet around the house. This is not about your Christmas photo album. The ancient world, when they went to war, had a clearer view of what was at stake than do we. A kindergarten class is a packet of warrior seeds. A quiver holds arrows… The blessed man who has children in his youth is a man who has grown children when he is still active and in the fray. But here is the difference between faith and presumption. Children are not an ‘automatic’ blessing. Samuel would not have been more greatly blessed if he had five sons who took bribes instead of two sons who did (1 Samuel 8:3)… The city council of an ancient city was found in their gates. It is where their elders sat. It is where decisions were made, and where transactions were conducted. If a showdown occurred, that is where it would occur. So there are two things to note about this. The first is that a man is contending with his enemies in the gate, and his sons are there with him. His sons are present in the gates when this happens, and (this is important), they are on their father’s side. He has not brought up soldiers for the enemy. The second thing is that these are not foreign enemies, besieging the city from outside, but rather domestic adversaries, belonging to the opposition. A righteous man, together with his arrows, stands against all enemies, foreign and domestic. The issue is righteousness, not party, or tribe, or nation. And a blessed father brings his children along with him in their shared loyalty to truth and righteousness. The glue that holds such families together is [a shared allegiance to Christ]. This is fundamental. Every attempt to get families, or nations, or churches to hold together apart from Christ (Colossians 1:18) is idolatry. And according to our psalm, it is also vain.” -Doug Wilson

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Children Are Arrows | Psalm 127 (Part 3)

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Scripture: Psalm 127
Topics: Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Parenting, Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Parenting, Contributor: Joel Webbon

“We all love the fact that children are a blast, and nobody should mind the fact that we love it. But this psalm is not about the patter of little feet around the house. This is not about your Christmas photo album. The ancient world, when they went to war, had a clearer view of what was at stake than …

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Unless The Lord Builds The House | (Part 2)

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Scripture: Psalm 127
Topics: Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Parenting, Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Parenting, Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Parenting, Contributor: Joel Webbon

“Let a man be ever so bent upon building [a house]… yet, if the Lord does not give success, it will all be in vain; the building will fall down, or be consumed by fire before it is finished; or by one providence or another he will be obliged to desist from it, as in the case of the builders …

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Unless The Lord Builds The House | (Part 1)

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Scripture: Psalm 127
Topics: Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Parenting, Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Parenting, Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Parenting, Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Parenting, Contributor: Joel Webbon

“Let a man be ever so bent upon building [a house]… yet, if the Lord does not give success, it will all be in vain; the building will fall down, or be consumed by fire before it is finished; or by one providence or another he will be obliged to desist from it, as in the case of the builders …

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How Public Schools Are Turning Children Against Their Parents | with Ben Merkle

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Scripture: 2 Corinthians 10:5-7
Topics: Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Parenting, Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Parenting, Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Parenting, Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Parenting, Culture & Politics, Discipleship, Parenting, Contributor: Joel Webbon

In this episode of Theology Applied, Ben Merkle, President of New Saint Andrews College, blows the lid off of secular education and public schools, and lovingly rebukes Christians who have foolishly bought into the myth of Neutrality. Remember, the choice is between either Christ or chaos. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content like this!

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Biblical Patriarchy: How Complementarianism Falls Short Of Scripture

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Scripture: 1 Timothy 2:1-15Genesis 1:1-31Genesis 2:1-25Genesis 3:1-24
Topics: Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Parenting, Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Parenting, Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Parenting, Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Parenting, Culture & Politics, Discipleship, Parenting, Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Culture & Politics, Marriage, Parenting, Contributor: Joel Webbon

*TRIGGER WARNING: This Is One Of Our Most Controversial Episodes | In this episode of Theology Applied, Michael Foster and Bnonn Tennant, from It’s Good To Be A Man, discuss biblical patriarchy, “head-coverings,” women in civil government, women in the military, and why being “complementarian” is not enough, according to biblical standards.

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Durable Trades | How Men Can Be Economically Independent

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Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12
Topics: Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Parenting, Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Parenting, Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Parenting, Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Parenting, Culture & Politics, Discipleship, Parenting, Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Culture & Politics, Marriage, Parenting, Biblical Manhood, Marriage, Parenting, Stewardship, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Rory Groves, author of “Durable Trades: Family-Centered Economics That Have Stood The Test Of Time,” joins Pastor Joel Webbon for a conversation about biblical manhood, a biblical view of economics, and how to establish a durable trades in the midst of “cancel culture.”

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Is “Children’s Church” Biblical?

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Scripture: Ephesians 6:4Matthew 19:14
Topics: Church Unity, Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Parenting, Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Parenting, Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Parenting, Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Parenting, Culture & Politics, Discipleship, Parenting, Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Culture & Politics, Marriage, Parenting, Biblical Manhood, Marriage, Parenting, Stewardship, Parenting, Contributor: Joel Webbon

If Christian parents desire to “bring [their children] up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord,” they must start by bringing their children to church. Pastor Joel Webbon and Pastor Scott Brown, president of Church & Family Life, discuss the biblical mandate for a family-integrated model of worship. Sadly, the one-way churches in America still practice “segregation” is by …

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How Fathers Fail To Train Their Children

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Scripture: Psalm 78
Topics: Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Parenting, Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Parenting, Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Parenting, Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Parenting, Culture & Politics, Discipleship, Parenting, Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Culture & Politics, Marriage, Parenting, Biblical Manhood, Marriage, Parenting, Stewardship, Parenting, Biblical Manhood, Marriage, Parenting, Contributor: 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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Raise Your Children To Know The Lord From Birth

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Scripture: Psalm 71
Topics: Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Parenting, Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Parenting, Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Parenting, Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Parenting, Culture & Politics, Discipleship, Parenting, Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Culture & Politics, Marriage, Parenting, Biblical Manhood, Marriage, Parenting, Stewardship, Parenting, Biblical Manhood, Marriage, Parenting, Calling, Parenting, Stewardship, Suffering & Persecution, Contributor: 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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Feminism Destroyed 

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Scripture: 1 Timothy 2:9-15Ephesians 5:1-33Titus 2:3-5
Topics: Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Parenting, Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Parenting, Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Parenting, Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Parenting, Culture & Politics, Discipleship, Parenting, Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Culture & Politics, Marriage, Parenting, Biblical Manhood, Marriage, Parenting, Stewardship, Parenting, Biblical Manhood, Marriage, Parenting, Calling, Parenting, Stewardship, Suffering & Persecution, Biblical Womanhood, Calling, Christian Contentment, Marriage, Parenting, Contributor: Joel Webbon

In this episode of Theology Applied, Joel Webbon invites Bekah Merkle on the show to systematically destroy feminism by using two simple things: Scripture and logic.