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How Do I Respond If Someone Despises Me For My Youth?

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Scripture: 1 Timothy 4:11-121 Timothy 4:16
Topics: Christian Ministry, Confrontation, Church Unity, Deacons, Elders, Contributor: Joel Webbon

When facing criticism, how can I discern if the criticism is valid or biased based on my youth? If I am being unfairly criticized due to my age, how should I properly respond?

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Are there any Exceptions to this Command; “Mourn with Those Who Mourn?”

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Scripture: Romans 12:15
Topics: Church Unity, Deacons, Elders, Church Unity, Deacons, Elders, Church Unity, Christian Ministry, Confrontation, Christian Ministry, Confrontation, Culture & Politics, Justice, Love, Resisting Temptation, Contributor: Joel Webbon

The Bible says to “mourn with those who mourn.” However, is there a certain criteria that must be met before Christians join others in mourning?

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Critical Race Theory & The Death of George Floyd

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Scripture: Deuteronomy 19:15-21Exodus 23:1-3Leviticus 19:15
Topics: Church Unity, Deacons, Elders, Church Unity, Deacons, Elders, Church Unity, Church Unity, Polemics, Christian Ministry, Confrontation, Christian Ministry, Confrontation, Culture & Politics, Justice, Love, Resisting Temptation, Culture & Politics, Guilt & Shame, Justice, Contributor: Joel Webbon

In this episode, Pastor Joel shifts gears from the crisis of COVID-19, to a new crisis: The Death of George Floyd and the protests/riots. This specific episode provides a concise and clear explanation of Critical Race Theory/Intersectionality, and how these worldly philosophies are radically shaping the current events in our nation. More episodes on this to follow…

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How Should Christians Think Through the #BlackLivesMatter Movement?

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Scripture: Exodus 23:1-3Leviticus 19:15
Topics: Church Unity, Deacons, Elders, Church Unity, Deacons, Elders, Church Unity, Church Unity, Polemics, Church Unity, Christian Ministry, Confrontation, Christian Ministry, Confrontation, Culture & Politics, Justice, Love, Resisting Temptation, Culture & Politics, Guilt & Shame, Justice, Culture & Politics, Justice, Sanctity of Life, Doctrine of Man, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Is there a difference between the “sentiment” of Black Lives Matter and the official “movement” of Black Lives Matter? Can Christians support this movement? If not, can Christians support the sentiment without supporting the movement?

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Longing to See the Saints

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Scripture: Romans 1:8-15
Topics: Church Unity, Deacons, Elders, Church Unity, Deacons, Elders, Church Unity, Church Unity, Polemics, Church Unity, Church Unity, Loving the Saints, Spiritual Gifts, Christian Ministry, Confrontation, Christian Ministry, Confrontation, Culture & Politics, Justice, Love, Resisting Temptation, Culture & Politics, Guilt & Shame, Justice, Culture & Politics, Justice, Sanctity of Life, Discipleship, Evangelism, Contributor: Joel Webbon

This week Pastor Joel Webbon teaches on Romans 1:8-15. His focus was on three key characteristics of a true saint: 1) Saints rejoice in the spread of the gospel, 2) Saints devote themselves to fervent and humble prayer, and 3) Saints long to be with other saints.

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Specifics for how my Church is Responding to the Crisis

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Scripture: Hebrews 10:24-25
Topics: Church Unity, Deacons, Elders, Church Unity, Deacons, Elders, Church Unity, Church Unity, Polemics, Church Unity, Church Unity, Loving the Saints, Spiritual Gifts, Church Unity, Polemics, Christian Ministry, Confrontation, Christian Ministry, Confrontation, Culture & Politics, Justice, Love, Resisting Temptation, Culture & Politics, Guilt & Shame, Justice, Culture & Politics, Justice, Sanctity of Life, Discipleship, Evangelism, Culture & Politics, Sanctity of Life, Submission to Authority, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Many of you have reached out with questions regarding the specifics for how Pastor Joel’s Church (The Response Church) is responding to the current crisis, as well as the current laws being enforced on churches, especially in the state of California. So in this episode, Pastor Joel shares his church’s testimony of the last couple months.

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How to Gain Unity through Charity & Persuasion

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Scripture: 1 Peter 4:11Hebrews 10:24-25
Topics: Church Unity, Deacons, Elders, Church Unity, Deacons, Elders, Church Unity, Church Unity, Polemics, Church Unity, Church Unity, Loving the Saints, Spiritual Gifts, Church Unity, Polemics, Church Unity, Preaching, Christian Ministry, Confrontation, Christian Ministry, Confrontation, Culture & Politics, Justice, Love, Resisting Temptation, Culture & Politics, Guilt & Shame, Justice, Culture & Politics, Justice, Sanctity of Life, Discipleship, Evangelism, Culture & Politics, Sanctity of Life, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Contributor: Joel Webbon

In this episode, Pastor Joel once again addresses the importance of unity. However, charity is not the only method for achieving and preserving unity among believers; the art of persuasion must be used as well.

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Everybody Love Everybody!

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Scripture: Romans 14:1-23
Topics: Church Unity, Deacons, Elders, Church Unity, Deacons, Elders, Church Unity, Church Unity, Polemics, Church Unity, Church Unity, Loving the Saints, Spiritual Gifts, Church Unity, Polemics, Church Unity, Preaching, Church Unity, Loving the Saints, Christian Ministry, Confrontation, Christian Ministry, Confrontation, Culture & Politics, Justice, Love, Resisting Temptation, Culture & Politics, Guilt & Shame, Justice, Culture & Politics, Justice, Sanctity of Life, Discipleship, Evangelism, Culture & Politics, Sanctity of Life, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Humility, Contributor: Joel Webbon

In this episode, Pastor Joel exegetes Romans 14 (you read that correctly, Romans 14, not Romans 13), and makes a pastoral plea for charity and unity. He also takes a few moments to apologize for moments where he was perhaps too intense in previous episodes.

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The True Meaning of “Where Two or More Are Gathered”

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Scripture: 1 Timothy 5:19-25
Topics: Church Unity, Deacons, Elders, Church Unity, Deacons, Elders, Church Unity, Church Unity, Polemics, Church Unity, Church Unity, Loving the Saints, Spiritual Gifts, Church Unity, Polemics, Church Unity, Preaching, Church Unity, Loving the Saints, Church Membership, Church Polity, Church Unity, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Matthew 18:20 is one of the most misinterpreted texts in Scripture. Watch this clip as Pastor Joel explains the true meaning of, “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”

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True Help for the True Poor

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Scripture: 1 Timothy 5:3-16
Topics: Church Unity, Deacons, Elders, Church Unity, Deacons, Elders, Church Unity, Church Unity, Polemics, Church Unity, Church Unity, Loving the Saints, Spiritual Gifts, Church Unity, Polemics, Church Unity, Preaching, Church Unity, Loving the Saints, Church Membership, Church Polity, Church Unity, Church Membership, Church Unity, Loving the Saints, Contributor: Joel Webbon

This week Pastor Joel Webbon teaches on 1 Timothy 5:3-16. His focus was on how God’s ways are always best, even his instructions for caring for the poor. In this sermon, Pastor Joel reveals the tragic reality of how the poor are often used by both the church and the state simply to gain the approval of man.