Chastening:  chastisement, instruction, disciplinary correction, that given for the purpose of disciplining.


  • Consider the difference between chastening in hope of correction and the finality of punishment.

Chastening – (I Corinthians 5:1-5)



Punishment – (Hebrews 10:26-29, Revelation 20:11-15)



  • Why are we chastened? (I Corinthians 11:32)



  • What part does chastening play in determining our son-ship? (Hebrews 12:5-8)



  • How may chastening be painful as expressed in Hebrews 12:11? (I Peter 4:1-2, Romans 6:11-12, 8:13)



  • Consider the two responses to chastening and their results.

(Hebrews 12:7, 10, 11, Luke 15:11-24)



(Hebrews 12:5, Romans 2:4-5)



  • Consider Proverbs 13:24



  • Consider Hebrews 12:12-13



Memory Work: Hebrews 12:5b-6  My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by him: for whom the Lord loves he chastens, and scourges every son whom he receives.