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Confessing Our Sin | Not “INFORMING” God, But “AGREEING” With God

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Scripture: Psalm 51
Topics: Confession & Repentance, Doctrine of Justification, Gospel, Contributor: Joel Webbon

When Christians confess their sin, they are not “informing” God of their sin, but “agreeing” with God regarding what he says about the severity of their sin.

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Christian Shrewdness | How Nathan Gets David To Pronounce His Own Death Sentence

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Scripture: Psalm 51
Topics: Confession & Repentance, Confession & Repentance, Confrontation, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Gospel, Gospel, Gospel, Polemics, Preaching, Contributor: Joel Webbon

When the Prophet Nathan confronts David, he tells him a parable. The prophet uses shrewdness in order to cause King David to recognize the true severity of his sin and pronounce judgment upon himself.

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Why Do We Confess Our Sins If We’re Already Forgiven?

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Scripture: 1 John 1:9Psalm 51
Topics: Confession & Repentance, Confession & Repentance, Confrontation, Assurance of Salvation, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Gospel, Gospel, Gospel, Polemics, Preaching, Gospel, Contributor: Joel Webbon

1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” In this text, it appears as though confession is a “condition” for forgiveness. So how do we reconcile this text with the idea that Christians are completely forgiven of all their sins (including future sins) …

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The Prophet Nathan’s Confrontation Of King David

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Scripture: Psalm 69
Topics: Confession & Repentance, Confession & Repentance, Confrontation, Assurance of Salvation, Confrontation, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Gospel, Gospel, Gospel, Polemics, Preaching, Gospel, Gospel, Contributor: Joel Webbon

King David committed adultery with Bathsheba and murdered Uriah, her husband. Even as the king in Israel, David was still subject to the Law of God. Therefore, David deserved to die for his sins. And yet the Prophet Nathan said that David “shall not die” because another king was destined to one day die in his place.

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The Serpent Crusher | Trusting The Seed Of The Women

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Scripture: Psalm 69
Topics: Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Gospel, Gospel, Gospel, Polemics, Preaching, Gospel, Gospel, Gospel, Contributor: Joel Webbon

God has only ever saved sinful man in one way: by GRACE alone, through FAITH alone, in CHRIST alone. Adam and Eve knew the promised Messiah as “The Serpent Crusher.” We know him as Jesus Christ.

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Work Your Salvation “Out,” Not “In”

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Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:17-21
Topics: Confession & Repentance, Confession & Repentance, Confrontation, Assurance of Salvation, Confrontation, Calling, Christian Ministry, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Gospel, Gospel, Gospel, Polemics, Preaching, Gospel, Gospel, Gospel, Service, Contributor: Joel Webbon

God chose to save you in order to use you. We’re not saved BY our good works, but we are saved UNTO good works.

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The Pursuit of Holiness

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Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:11-12
Topics: Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Confession & Repentance, Confession & Repentance, Confrontation, Assurance of Salvation, Confrontation, Calling, Christian Ministry, Personal Holiness, Contributor: Joel Webbon

The Christian life consists not merely of turning from sin but also turning to righteousness. The pursuit of Christ is a pursuit of holiness.

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Are We Saved By Our Works?

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Scripture: 1 Timothy 2:9-15
Topics: Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Gospel, Gospel, Gospel, Polemics, Preaching, Gospel, Gospel, Gospel, Service, Gospel, Contributor: Joel Webbon

In this episode Pastor Joel clearly explains the relationship between saving faith and good works. In just over a minute the heart of the gospel is placed prominently on display.

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The Hound Of Heaven

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Scripture: Genesis 3:8-15
Topics: Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Glorification, Doctrine of God, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Contributor: Joel Webbon

No one seeks for God. In our sin we all run and hide. However, in God’s mercy he relentlessly seeks the souls of sinners for his glory and our redemption.

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Are You In Adam Or In Christ?

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Scripture: Genesis 3:1-7
Topics: Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Glorification, Doctrine of God, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Man, Gospel, Gospel, Gospel, Polemics, Preaching, Gospel, Gospel, Gospel, Service, Gospel, Gospel, Contributor: Joel Webbon

There are only two options for us when it comes to our identity. We are either dead in Adam or alive in Christ. Watch this episode as Pastor Joel deciphers the two!