Todayâ€™s message is from the epistle to the Hebrews, is titled â€śIs God Punishing Me?â€ť and is given by our guest, Dr. John Street, the Chair of the graduate program in Biblical Counseling (MABC) at The Master's University.
In Hebrews 12:7-11, the author speaks of Godâ€™s discipline of us as true children and compares it with the discipline of our earthly fathers. The author concludes that, while discipline can be unpleasant, it is necessary, and is an indication of our legitimacy as children of God.
Dr. Street relates a real-life story to help us see that this means: We should view hardship as Godâ€™s discipline; When God bring hardship into our lives, He is acting as a loving father; Godâ€™s discipline is corrective, not punitive, to bring about greater holiness in our lives; Godâ€™s affliction, hardships, and difficulties is Godâ€™s training in righteousness, as evidenced by our heartsâ€™ peace and our trust in Him.
Great Sermon! This is so excellent! I knew the truth of it but it took me a really long time to understand that God is not punishing me! What freedom the Lord has purchased for us! Rejoice! I also felt so ashamed that I think i have problems when i hear the story of that precious german woman. Please listen to this sermon. First time listening to John Street. What a blessing!
Dr. John Street is a frequent conference speaker around the United States, Australia, Germany and Switzerland (training classes, retreats, marriage and Bible conferences, etc.). He is head ofÂ the graduate program in Biblical Counseling (MABC) at The Master's College and teaches...