2013-08-18 — Painful Chastening Yields Peaceable Fruit

Penticost 13: Date: August 18, 2013

Theme: Painful Chastening Yields Peaceable Fruit

1. It is a mark of God’s love
2. It serves a purpose
3. It has a greater good
– Hebrews 12:3-11

( Pastor John Hein )

Cached Video:

The Order of Worship: Bulletin

Liturgy: TLH, p. 5 ff.

Hymns:

TLH 244 : Glory be to God the Father Hymnary.org link
TLH 517 : The Will of God is Always Best Hymnary.org link
WS 784 : Lord, Take My Hand and Lead Me Hymnary.org link
TLH 649 : Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me Hymnary.org link

Scripture Readings:

Proverbs 3:1-18
Psalm 34:15-22

Theme: Painful Chastening Yields Peaceable Fruit

1. It is a mark of God’s love
2. It serves a purpose
3. It has a greater good

Sermon Text:

Hebrews 12:3-11

Do Not Grow Weary

Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. 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.
For the Lord disciplines the one he loves,
and chastises every son whom he receives.”

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? If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. 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. (NKJV TM)