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Scripture Lesson: Proverbs 3:11-12

 

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Basic Training

Week #6

 

 

 

  1. Look around at your tribe.

 

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. - Hebrews 12:1–3

 

  1. Look at how God is shaping you.

 

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.” - Hebrews 12:4–6

 

  1. Keep your head up.

 

Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father? If you are not disciplined—and everyone undergoes discipline—then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all. Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits and live! - Hebrews 12:7–9

 

  1. Discipline is done out of love.

 

They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. - Hebrews 12:10–12

 

 

 

Points to Ponder

 

  1. What was your experience with discipline while you were growing up?

 

  1. If you have children, how do you discipline your children, and how do they respond?

 

  1. How is God’s discipline the same as or different from parental discipline?

 

  1. How has God used discipline in your life to produce godly character?

 

Homework: Submit you questions for Pastor Ski