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

1.   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)_________________

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2.   Why are we chastened? (I Corinthians 11:32)_______________________

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

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

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5.   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)____________________________________

6.   Consider Proverbs 13:24._____________________________________

7.   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.