The Father’s Love
父親的愛 The Father’s Love
My Sermon Notes from June 28, 2020 Full Text:
希伯來書 Hebrews 12:6-11
6 因為主所愛的，他必管教，又鞭打凡所收納的兒子。」 7 你們所忍受的，是神管教你們，待你們如同待兒子。焉有兒子不被父親管教的呢？ 8 管教原是眾子所共受的，你們若不受管教，就是私子，不是兒子了。 9 再者，我們曾有生身的父管教我們，我們尚且敬重他，何況萬靈的父，我們豈不更當順服他得生嗎？ 10 生身的父都是暫隨己意管教我們，唯有萬靈的父管教我們，是要我們得益處，使我們在他的聖潔上有份。 11 凡管教的事，當時不覺得快樂，反覺得愁苦，後來卻為那經練過的人結出平安的果子，就是義。
6 because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.” 7 Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father? 8 If you are not disciplined—and everyone undergoes discipline—then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all. 9 Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits and live! 10 They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness. 11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.
1. Based on what you have learned, describe God’s love.
2. As a father/as parents, how can we better communicate and express love to our children?
3. What kind of emotional environment prevails in your home?
4. How can we foster a loving environment at home?