1. 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
  2. Words of Rebuke, Reproof, and Exhortation
    03 Feb, 2017
    Words of Rebuke, Reproof, and Exhortation
    I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. 2 Timothy 4:1-2 2017 will mark my 12th year as an ordained pastor.  I was ordained in North Carolina by Eastern Carolina Presbytery in October of 2005 (the same year my oldest daughter, Erin, was born, by the way).  A few years later I moved