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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, Polemics, 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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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, Polemics, Church Unity, Polemics, Culture & Politics, Guilt & Shame, Justice, 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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Specifics for how my Church is Responding to the Crisis

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Scripture: Hebrews 10:24-25
Topics: Church Unity, Polemics, Church Unity, Polemics, Church Unity, Polemics, Culture & Politics, Guilt & Shame, Justice, Culture & Politics, Guilt & Shame, Justice, 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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Biblical Criteria for Rebelling Against Civil Authorities

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Scripture: Hebrews 10:24-25
Topics: Culture & Politics, Guilt & Shame, Justice, Culture & Politics, Guilt & Shame, Justice, Culture & Politics, Sanctity of Life, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Justice, Submission to Authority, Church Unity, Polemics, Church Unity, Polemics, Church Unity, Polemics, Polemics, Contributor: Joel Webbon

In this episode, Pastor Joel provides clear, biblical criteria for when Christians should rebel against civil authorities. Have your Bibles handy for this episode, as Pastor Joel provides several examples for rebelling against civil authorties from both the Old and New Testament.

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Was Jesus Always Gentle?

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Scripture: Galatians 5:22-23John 2:13-16
Topics: Culture & Politics, Guilt & Shame, Justice, Culture & Politics, Guilt & Shame, Justice, Culture & Politics, Sanctity of Life, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Justice, Submission to Authority, Confrontation, Doctrine of the Son, Church Unity, Polemics, Church Unity, Polemics, Church Unity, Polemics, Polemics, Loving the Saints, Polemics, Contributor: Joel Webbon

I recognize that gentleness is a fruit of the Spirit that every Christian should possess. However, how do I reconcile gentleness with Jesus who fashioned a whip to drive the money changers out of the temple?

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Is It a Sin To Judge Others?

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Scripture: Matthew 7:1-6
Topics: Church Unity, Polemics, Church Unity, Polemics, Church Unity, Polemics, Polemics, Loving the Saints, Polemics, Polemics, Polemics, Culture & Politics, Guilt & Shame, Justice, Culture & Politics, Guilt & Shame, Justice, Culture & Politics, Sanctity of Life, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Justice, Submission to Authority, Confrontation, Wisdom & Discernment, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Pastor Joel, I have often heard people say, “Only God can judge me.” So my question is, is it always a sin for Christians to judge others?

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Pillars of Perseverance | 1 Timothy 6:11-12

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Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:11-12
Topics: Culture & Politics, Guilt & Shame, Justice, Culture & Politics, Guilt & Shame, Justice, Culture & Politics, Sanctity of Life, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Justice, Submission to Authority, Confrontation, Wisdom & Discernment, Calling, Resisting Temptation, Worldliness, Doctrine of the Son, Doctrine of Sanctification, Church Unity, Polemics, Church Unity, Polemics, Church Unity, Polemics, Polemics, Loving the Saints, Polemics, Polemics, Polemics, Polemics, Contributor: Joel Webbon

This week Pastor Joel Webbon teaches on 1 Timothy 6:6-8. His focus was on the need for godly contentment, especially in this uncertain hour.

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Protecting the Sheep

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Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:3-5
Topics: Church Unity, Polemics, Church Unity, Polemics, Church Unity, Polemics, Polemics, Loving the Saints, Polemics, Polemics, Polemics, Polemics, Elders, Polemics, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Scripture has two clear qualifications for Elders: 1) They must be able to “instruct in sound doctrine.” 2) They must be able to “rebuke those who contradict it.” Faithful pastors cannot merely teach the truth, they must also diligently work to expose error.

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Understanding Biblical Gentleness

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Scripture: 1 Timothy 3:1-7
Topics: Culture & Politics, Guilt & Shame, Justice, Culture & Politics, Guilt & Shame, Justice, Culture & Politics, Sanctity of Life, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Justice, Submission to Authority, Confrontation, Wisdom & Discernment, Calling, Resisting Temptation, Worldliness, Confrontation, Doctrine of the Son, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Church Unity, Polemics, Church Unity, Polemics, Church Unity, Polemics, Polemics, Loving the Saints, Polemics, Polemics, Polemics, Polemics, Elders, Polemics, Polemics, Contributor: Joel Webbon

In today’s Evangelical Church, “niceness” is esteemed as one of the greatest virtues. In light of this, there are several misunderstandings about what it means to be truly gentle.

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Experiencing Persecution

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Scripture: 1 Timothy 3:1-7
Topics: Church Unity, Polemics, Church Unity, Polemics, Church Unity, Polemics, Polemics, Loving the Saints, Polemics, Polemics, Polemics, Polemics, Elders, Polemics, Polemics, Polemics, Culture & Politics, Guilt & Shame, Justice, Culture & Politics, Guilt & Shame, Justice, Culture & Politics, Sanctity of Life, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Justice, Submission to Authority, Confrontation, Wisdom & Discernment, Calling, Resisting Temptation, Worldliness, Confrontation, Suffering & Persecution, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Have you ever experienced persecution for following Jesus? There is really only one way to avoid persecution as a Christian. Watch this clip to find out!