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Shepherds Who Shut Their Churches Scattered The Sheep

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Scripture: Psalm 63
Topics: Suffering & Persecution, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Many Christians have been “homeless” for the past couple years. Their cowardly pastors shut the church doors and effectively banished them from the sanctuary. King David had a similar experience, and there is much that we can learn from his exile from Jerusalem.

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Tyranny & Fear | How Thoughtless Compliance Is Not Loving Your Neighbor

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Scripture: Romans 13:1-14
Topics: Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Pastor Joel Webbon and Jeff Childers, a practicing lawyer and devoted follower of Christ, talk about the legality of nation-wide vaccine mandates in the private sector, and how Christians should respond.

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The Soil of Suffering Produces A Harvest

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Scripture: Psalm 59
Topics: Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Faith & Hope, Spiritual Warfare, Suffering & Persecution, Contributor: Joel Webbon

The most beautiful psalms and hymns were produced in the soil of suffering. *Don’t mind the sweat. Pastor Joel’s air conditioning went out, and he was preaching up a storm.

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Raise Your Children To Know The Lord From Birth

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Scripture: Psalm 71
Topics: Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Faith & Hope, Spiritual Warfare, Suffering & Persecution, 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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Future Hope & Present Help

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Scripture: Psalm 46
Topics: Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Faith & Hope, Spiritual Warfare, Suffering & Persecution, Calling, Parenting, Stewardship, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Contributor: Joel Webbon

God does not merely provide future hope. God also provides present help in time of need.

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Russell Moore vs Doug Wilson: Evangelicalism’s Great Divide

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Scripture: Psalm 69
Topics: Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Faith & Hope, Spiritual Warfare, Suffering & Persecution, Calling, Parenting, Stewardship, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Culture & Politics, Suffering & Persecution, Contributor: 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 …

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Health Mandates, Tucker Carlson, & Nicki Minaj

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Scripture: Romans 13:1-14
Topics: Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Faith & Hope, Spiritual Warfare, Suffering & Persecution, Calling, Parenting, Stewardship, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Culture & Politics, Suffering & Persecution, Culture & Politics, Guilt & Shame, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Pastor Joel Webbon and Constance Troutman from Truth + Fire podcast talk about health mandates, the black community’s hesitancy to the vaccine, and how all Christians should think biblically about these crazy times.

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Surrounded By Bloodthirsty Men

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Scripture: Psalm 59
Topics: Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Faith & Hope, Spiritual Warfare, Suffering & Persecution, Calling, Parenting, Stewardship, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Culture & Politics, Suffering & Persecution, Culture & Politics, Guilt & Shame, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Suffering & Persecution, Contributor: Joel Webbon

According to Psalm 59, King Saul and his men were like starving, wild dogs that trap their prey right before tearing it to shreds. David’s own home had been surrounded by this bloodthirsty mob. David’s enemies are characterized by nothing but sheer rage and unrestrained evil. They are not capable of being persuaded by reason, if only someone would provide …

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Suffering Well

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Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:1-2
Topics: Gospel, Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Faith & Hope, Spiritual Warfare, Suffering & Persecution, Calling, Parenting, Stewardship, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Culture & Politics, Suffering & Persecution, Culture & Politics, Guilt & Shame, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Life is not fair. However, the manner in which we choose to respond to suffering bears witness to the glory of God and the beauty of the Christian faith.

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How to Be Rich in Godly Character

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Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:1-2
Topics: Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Faith & Hope, Spiritual Warfare, Suffering & Persecution, Calling, Parenting, Stewardship, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Culture & Politics, Suffering & Persecution, Culture & Politics, Guilt & Shame, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Personal Holiness, Suffering & Persecution, Contributor: Joel Webbon

The Bible teaches that suffering is the slave of every true believer, sent by God to produce spiritual wealth for those who choose to suffer well.