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Christ’s Full Protection When Our Enemies Attack Us

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Scripture: Joshua 10:1-15
Topics: Doctrine of Justification, Suffering & Persecution, Contributor: Joel Webbon

“When sinners leave the service of Satan and the friendship of the world, that they make peace with God and join Israel, they must not marvel if the world hate them, if their former friends become foes. By such methods Satan discourages many who are convinced of their danger, and almost persuaded to be Christians, but fear the cross. These things should quicken us to [ask] God for protection, help, and deliverance.” -Matthew Henry

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Christ’s Full Protection When Our Enemies Attack Us

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Scripture: Joshua 10:1-15
Topics: Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Contributor: Joel Webbon

“When sinners leave the service of Satan and the friendship of the world, that they make peace with God and join Israel, they must not marvel if the world hate them, if their former friends become foes. By such methods Satan discourages many who are convinced of their danger, and almost persuaded to be Christians, but fear the cross. These …

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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 Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of the Father, Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, 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: Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, 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: Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, 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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Persecution For Good Is Distinct From Consequences For Being A Jerk

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Scripture: 1 Peter 4:12-19
Topics: Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Justice, Suffering & Persecution, Contributor: Jon Harris

We are blessed when we are persecuted for doing good. We are blessed when we are reviled for righteousness sake. But we are NOT blessed if we are fools, merely experiencing the natural consequences of being a jerk. Discernment and spiritual maturity is required to know the difference.

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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, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Justice, 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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Raise Your Children To Know The Lord From Birth

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Scripture: Psalm 71
Topics: Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Justice, Suffering & Persecution, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, 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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Russell Moore vs Doug Wilson: Evangelicalism’s Great Divide

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Scripture: Psalm 69
Topics: Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Justice, Suffering & Persecution, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Calling, Parenting, Stewardship, 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, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Justice, Suffering & Persecution, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Calling, Parenting, Stewardship, 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.