God and His Children – Discipline

Background

I am catching up on Francis Chan’s message during the recent “Altar Conference” in Fresno, California.

Francis Chan

Francis was speaking out of Hebrew 12.

God Disciplines His Children

Hebrew 12:4-6
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In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son? It says,

“My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline,
and do not lose heart when he rebukes you,
because the Lord disciplines the one he loves,
and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.”

 

Quick Point

  1. Speaks of resisting sins
  2. Encouragement
    • It is the Father speaking to a Son
  3. Discipline
    • Do not make light of the Lord’s discipline
    • Yet, do not lose heart
    • Lord’s discipline is borne out of Love
    • It is borne out of his acceptance of you as his son

 

Guidance for the Young ( Proverbs 3 )

Anchor

Hebrews 12:4-6 is anchored on Proverbs 3:11-12

Proverbs 3

  1. Proverbs 3:1-2
    • My son, do not forget my law,
      But let your heart keep my commands;
      And peace they will add to you.
  2. Proverbs 3:3-4
    • Let not mercy and truth forsake you;
      Write them on the tablet of your heart,
      And so find favor and high esteem
      In the sight of God and man.
  3. Proverbs 3:5-6
    • Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
      And lean not on your own understanding;
      In all your ways acknowledge Him,
      And He shall direct your paths.
  4. Proverbs 3:7-8
    •  Do not be wise in your own eyes;
      Fear the Lord and depart from evil.
      It will be health to your flesh,
      And strength to your bones.
  5. Proverbs 3:9-10
    • Honor the Lord with your possessions,
      And with the firstfruits of all your increase;
  6. Proverbs 3:11-12
    • My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord,
      Nor detest His correction;
      12 For whom the Lord loves He corrects,
      Just as a father the son in whom he delights.
  7. Proverbs 3:21-26
    • Keep sound wisdom and discretion;
      And will keep your foot from being caught.
  8. Proverbs 3:27-30
    • Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due,
      When it is in the power of your hand to do so.
      28 Do not say to your neighbor,
      “Go, and come back,
      And tomorrow I will give it,”
      When you have it with you.
      29 Do not devise evil against your neighbor,
      For he dwells by you for safety’s sake.
      30 Do not strive with a man without cause,
      If he has done you no harm.
  9. Proverbs 3:31-35
    • Do not envy the oppressor,
      And choose none of his ways;
      But His secret counsel is with the upright.
      But He blesses the home of the just.
      But gives grace to the humble.
      35 The wise shall inherit glory,
      But shame shall be the legacy of fools.

 

Referenced Work

  1. Francis Chan
    • Francis Chan | Session 3 | The Altar Conference 2019
      • Profile
        • A sermon by Francis Chan on the second day of The Altar Conference in Fresno, California.
        •  The Altar Conference 2019
      •  Videos
        • Video #1
          Channel :- The Altar
          Published on Jun 21, 2019
          Link

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