TheBLAST Podcast - The Potter's House
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We welcome you to TheBLAST Podcast. Where we seek to inspire, challenge and inform all Christians and especially those of the Christian Fellowship Ministries. For decades, the Trumpet magazine has been a great blessing to churches, pastors and disciples around the world. This podcast aims to be electronic descendant of that effort. Dedicated to Phil Payson!
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Episode 026 – The Pastoral Rebuke: Giving & Receiving | TheBLAST Podcast
We open the show with a tribute to Sister Mitchell and the impact that she made through her example and her sacrifice. If you haven't seen the Memorial service please watch the Livestream. Segment One We are pleased to be joined be Pastor Paul Alvarez from Houston, TX for the entirety of this episode. Dave was unavailable for recording, so Paul stepped in at the eleventh hour and did a great job for us. We ask you to pray for him and his family as they are going into the mission field of Guangzhou, China in a few short weeks. We open the show with a word study of the Greek word for rebuke: epitimaō. Epi meaning on, in, upon and Timao meaning honor or value. The literal meaning of the word rebuke is "to put higher honor"! That'll preach! Segment Two We dive into another famous rebuke in the bible, represented by our cover art this week; when Jesus says to Peter, "Get behind me Satan!". The interesting thing is how quickly Jesus' words turned on Peter. In one instant, Jesus is praising Peter for his revelation from God, calling Peter the rock on which He would build His church. In the next instant, calling him Satan and saying, "you are not mindful of the things of God". Isn't it also true that in discipleship, the atmosphere can quickly change from praise to correction? And sometimes both at the same time? It's worth your time to soak in the song from the break, called Though You Slay Me by Shane and Shane. Augmented by a sermon clip from John Piper, you'll be reminded that there is no such thing in the Kingdom of God as pain without purpose. Segment Three Coming in to bat cleanup for us is Paul Alvarez's Dad, Bob Alvarez. We are so pleased to have Pastor Alvarez join us to share some wisdom and experience from 36 years of Christianity and dealing with rebukes. He truly brings out some amazing truth, both how to handle the rebuke when it's given and when it's received. Ask yourself: Is this a rebuke I would give to my best friend, or do I just have an axe to grind? When receiving the rebuke, does your heart get twisted? Please listen carefully as Pastor Alvarez breaks it own for us. In our final break, we hear the well-produced title track of the new NEEDTOBREATHE album entitled, Hard Love. Don't forget to contact us: Leave us a review on iTunes, send us an email at email@example.com, leave us a voicemail, sign up for our newsletter and join us on TheBLAST forum through the Slack app. Thanks for listening and Godspeed!