1. The Blessing of Being Disciplined
    27 Nov, 2017
    The Blessing of Being Disciplined
    Blessed is the man whom you discipline, O LORD, and whom you teach out of your law, to give him rest from days of trouble, until a pit is dug for the wicked.  Psalm 94:12-13 There were lots of times when I was growing up when I was disciplined by someone.   LOTS of times. My mom and dad disciplined me.   My grandmother and my great grandmother disciplined me.  Various teachers disciplined me.  In fact, I can't remember a school year in my elementary days when I wasn't disciplined for
  2. Love, Rebuke, and Discipline
    19 May, 2017
    Love, Rebuke, and Discipline
    Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent. Revelation 3:19 Want to hear something that might sound a little strange?   We should be thankful when the Lord Jesus rebukes us and brings some discipline in our lives.  Whhhhaaaatttt?!?!? That's right. I know none of us get especially excited when we know a rebuke is coming our way. And divine discipline doesn't sound so great to most of us. But maybe our attitude about rebukes and discipline should change.  Why would