The Father's Discipline

Apr 23, 2023    Erik Miller

Main Point: God’s loving discipline trains us to be like Him.


What impacted you from the message this weekend? What challenged you or encouraged you? What did you learn about the connection between God’s love and His discipline?

What are the desired outcomes when parents discipline their children? How does a child’s willingness to received discipline affect their ability to grow and learn?

Read Hebrews 12:4-6. What is the author’s point in these verses? Why does the writer warn his readers not to “make light of the Lord’s discipline”?

What does the Lord’s discipline tell us about our relationship with Him? Why does his discipline His children?

Read Hebrews 12:7-10. What is the benefit of enduring hardship as discipline? What does it mean that God disciplines His children for their own good?

The apostle Peter instructs Christians to be holy as God is holy (1 Peter 1:16). How does God’s discipline help to make us holy?

Read Hebrews 12:11. What perspective does this verse provide about discipline? Though it is unpleasant at the time, what impact can discipline have?

What does it meant to be trained by discipline? How does being trained by discipline “produce a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who are trained by it”?

What is one thing you can do this week to put into practice what you learned in this message?