Series: Stand-alone Sermons

Is God Punishing Me?

  • Nov 15, 2015
  • Dr. John Street
  • Hebrews 12:7-11

7It 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? 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. (Hebrews 12:7-11)

 

 

I must view hardship as God’s discipline! (Heb. 12:7)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When God brings hardship into my life, He is acting as a loving Father. (Heb. 12:8-9)

 

 

November 15, 2015                                                                                                                                                                           College Park Church

 

 

Is God Punishing Me?

 7It 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? 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. (Hebrews 12:7-11)

 

 

I must view hardship as God’s discipline! (Heb. 12:7)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When God brings hardship into my life, He is acting as a loving Father. (Heb. 12:8-9)

 

 

This discipline is not punitive, it is corrective- to bring about greater holiness in my life. (Heb. 12:10)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ll know when this hardship has done its job, because my heart will be at peace. (Heb. 12:11)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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