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Many Calvinists Actually Despise The Sovereignty Of God

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Scripture: Psalm 16
Topics: 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.

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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: Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Submission to Authority, 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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Christian Masochism

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Scripture: Psalm 119
Topics: Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Justice, Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Yes, God uses suffering to sanctify us. Christians are even commanded to be thankful in all circumstances, including suffering. However, there is a difference between thanking God for suffering and asking God for suffering. We are never to petition God for pain

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Dismantling The “Poverty Gospel”

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Scripture: Psalm 119
Topics: Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Justice, Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Prosperity is not God’s stamp of approval on our lives, but neither is poverty. A person can be rich and wicked. Likewise, a person can be poor and wicked. God uses both suffering and blessing to sanctify his people.

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The God Who Raises The Dead

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Scripture: Psalm 71
Topics: Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Justice, Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Stewardship, Suffering & Persecution, Vocation, Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Contributor: Joel Webbon

At the end of this life, the aged saint has experienced enough of God’s deliverance from trouble to believe that God will deliver him once more, even from death.

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Pastor Joel Webbon Calls Out The Evangelical Apostates

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Scripture: Psalm 69
Topics: Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Justice, Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Stewardship, Suffering & Persecution, Vocation, Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Confrontation, Suffering & Persecution, False Doctrine, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Evangelicalism in America has officially divided. There is no more middle ground. Those leaders and ministries still trying to straddle the middle are quickly dying out. There are only two options left: Courageous Christianity or Apostasy.

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Jesus Is Not Merely The Lord Of Your Heart

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Scripture: Psalm 69
Topics: False Doctrine, Doctrine of Eschatology, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Justice, Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Stewardship, Suffering & Persecution, Vocation, Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Confrontation, Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Worldliness, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Jesus is not content with the private lordship of your precious little heart. Jesus is Lord of all. When Christians begin to live this way, persecution will come. Perhaps, Christians in America have experienced so little persecution in the past because our religion has been merely “spiritual” and never a threat to the culture.

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If You’re Not Persecuted, You Might Not Look Like Jesus

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Scripture: Psalm 69
Topics: Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Justice, Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Stewardship, Suffering & Persecution, Vocation, Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Confrontation, Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Worldliness, Discipleship, Suffering & Persecution, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Jesus said that the world will hate his disciples because it hated him. If we aren’t experiencing any degree of persecution, it might be because we don’t look anything like Jesus.

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Shepherds Who Shut Their Churches Scattered The Sheep

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Scripture: Psalm 63
Topics: Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Justice, Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Stewardship, Suffering & Persecution, Vocation, Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Confrontation, Suffering & Persecution, Suffering & Persecution, Worldliness, Discipleship, Suffering & Persecution, 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.