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Why “Limited Atonement” Is A Prerequisite To Receiving God’s Fatherly Discipline As Sons

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Scripture: Hebrews 12:3-11
Topics: Doctrine of the Father, Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Contributor: Joel Webbon

“And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him.” -Hebrews 12:5 ESV

“By which is meant, not vindictive punishment; this would not be speaking to them, nor dealing with them as children, and would be contrary to the love of God towards them; besides, chastisement in this sense has been [laid] upon Christ for them, and it would be unjust to lay it on them again.” -John Gill

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Why “Limited Atonement” Is A Prerequisite To Receiving God’s Fatherly Discipline As Sons

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Scripture: Hebrews 12:3-11
Topics: Doctrine of the Father, Doctrine of the Father, Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Contributor: Joel Webbon

“And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him.” -Hebrews 12:5 ESV “By which is meant, not vindictive punishment; this would not be speaking to them, nor dealing with them as children, and would be contrary to the love of …

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“The Lie Of Necessity”

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Scripture: Hebrews 11:23-28
Topics: Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, Spiritual Warfare, Suffering & Persecution, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Contributor: Joel Webbon

When tyranny abounds, Christians must be all the more diligent to be “innocent as doves and shrewd as serpents.” So is it ever permissible for a Christian to tell a lie? In this sermon, Pastor Joel Webbon teaches on the doctrine of “the lie of necessity.”

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When Our Faith Is Tested

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Scripture: Hebrews 11:17-19
Topics: Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, Spiritual Warfare, Suffering & Persecution, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Contributor: Joel Webbon

To live by faith (or to do anything by faith) is to be governed by a dependence on God’s grace and a desire for God’s glory. Noah BUILT by faith (Hebrews 11:7). Abraham OBEYED by faith (Hebrews 11:8). Abraham also DIED in faith (Hebrews 11:13). And this is because Abraham’s faith was TESTED (Hebrews 11:17).

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A Lesson From Noah | Standing Alone In A Wicked Generation

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Scripture: Genesis 6:1-8Genesis 6:9-22Hebrews 11:7
Topics: Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, Spiritual Warfare, Suffering & Persecution, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Contributor: Joel Webbon

In order to be a faithful Christian, each of us must be willing and prepared to stand alone. We will all repeatedly face pressure to violate God’s standards and go along with the crowd. In the workplace, our associates will likely engage in blasphemous speech and immoral activities, and occasionally, they will urge us to join them. At family gatherings …

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Does God Care More About The Free-Will Of A Drunk Driver Than The Safety Of Your Family?
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Scripture: Hebrews 10:32-39
Topics: Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, Spiritual Warfare, Suffering & Persecution, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Contributor: Joel Webbon

God is worth praying to precisely because he does NOT allow man’s free-will to override his own sovereignty.

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If God Is All Powerful & All Loving, Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?

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Scripture: Hebrews 10:32-39
Topics: Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, Spiritual Warfare, Suffering & Persecution, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Contributor: Right Response Staff

“The Problem of Evil” is one of the favorite “gotcha techniques” used by enemies of God. However, there is a simple answer to this seemingly difficult question.

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God Has 2 Wills, Not 1

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Scripture: Deuteronomy 29:29Hebrews 10:32-39
Topics: Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, Spiritual Warfare, Suffering & Persecution, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Contributor: Joel Webbon

“The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.“ (Deuteronomy 29:29)

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Many Calvinists Actually Despise The Sovereignty Of God

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Scripture: Psalm 16
Topics: Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, Spiritual Warfare, Suffering & Persecution, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Contributor: Joel Webbon

It is one thing to salute the doctrine of God’s sovereignty, it is quite another to joyfully submit to God’s sovereign providence as it unfolds in our lives.