Date: February 6, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Hebrews 12:6-11 |


The Directive to Discipline - Ephesians 6:4

  • The parents are to train their kids for God
  • Overcome the natural tendency to not deal with problems for the sake of the child

The Differences in Discipline - Ephesians 6:9

  • We are to model after God when we discipline
  • decide the discipline according the the sin: rebellion, thoughtful disobedience, etc.

The Disciplining of Rebellion - What to do

  • Identify that it is rebellion
    • Active rebellion - outwardly showing rebellion with an action
    • Passive rebellion - conveniently forgetting, external obedience but with an attitude
    • Rebellion is when the child knowingly places his will above the will of his parents
  • Deal with the rebellion - Proverbs 23:13-14
    • Latin word vetus - to strike or to swat
    • Parents are instructed by the word of God to spank children
    • The rod is a light object, not heavy, to reprove the child
    • Biblical chastisement will bear forth fruit
      • chastisement - an action out of love, happens swiftly, brings children and parents together in love
      • abuse - an action out of anger, response is late, alienates children from parents
    • An act of spanking is an act of love





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