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#2 – Enduring the Discipline of the Lord
September 26, 2021

#2 – Enduring the Discipline of the Lord

September 26, 2021

Reorient 
#2 Enduring the Discipline of the Lord

We have to stay focused on Jesus and the of the Lord, so we can run the race and keep the faith. 

In our dealing with the of this world we have to keep our eyes on Jesus 

Hebrews 12:3
3 Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.

When we fix our eyes on Jesus we will be knowing that we are following in the of Him.

We live in a world that is going to absolutely  

4 In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.

Jesus, our suffering into that which will makes us more like Him in His disciplining His sons and daughters. 

Hebrews 12:5–6 (ESV)
5 And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? 

“My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, 

nor be weary when reproved by him. 

6  For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, 

and chastises every son whom he receives.”

Some are to God’s discipline
My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, 

Some are by God’s discipline
nor be weary when reproved by him. 

  1. We are called to rejoice in God’s discipline 
    For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.”
  2. All the suffering and hardships of believers for the name of Jesus proves we are believers.
  3. The Lord’s working in our lives disciplining us and correcting us in our adversities verifies our sonship

remember God’s

Remember God’s

Hebrews 12:7–9 (ESV)
7 It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? 8 If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. 9 Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live?

Our can bring us a far deeper of the continuing and dependable love of God.

  • The Father and His children 

Hebrews 12:7 – It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons.

  • The Father his children

Hebrews 12:7b – For what son is there whom his father does not discipline?

  • The Father His children

Remember God’s P 

Hebrews 12:10–11 (ESV)
10 For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness. 11 For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

This whole experience of hardship, suffering and discipline is and not without

All God’s disciplinary processes are directed to our There is an benefit.

God’s specific aim is that we may share his

God’s discipline yields the peaceful of

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