Pastor David Peterson has designed classes around teaching the new believer or even the "seasoned" believer some of the most important foundational concepts in the Word of God. Dr. Peterson has pastored for 40+ years at First Baptist of Land O Lakes in Florida. He has a unique ability to teach those things which may seem confusing and make them simple to understand. Enjoy the teaching as you endeavor to walk more closely with the Lord. The lessons are based on Dr. Peterson's book - "A Firm Foundation"
How Will God Deal With Me If I Disobey Him?
■ He will chastise me.
■ What is Chastisement?
■ Proverbs 3:11-12
“My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction: For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.
What Is The Purpose Of Chastisement?
■ 1st It Demonstrates God’s Love
■ 2nd It Proves Ownership
■ 3rd It Brings Reverence and Respect
■ 4th It Is For Our Profit
■ 5th It Produces Righteousness In Our Lives
#1. It Demonstrates God’s Love
■ Hebrews 12:6
■ “For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.”
#2. It Proves Ownership
■ Hebrews 12:7-8
■ “If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? 8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons”
#3. It Brings Reverence and Respect
■ Hebrews 12:9
■ “Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?”
#4. It Is For Our Profit
“For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.”
#5. It Produces Righteousness In Our Lives
“Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.”
What are Some Examples of Chastisement?
There are two kinds of God’s correction.
“For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.”
“Chasteneth”: verbal correction (Mild)
“Scourgeth”: physical correction (Harsh)
I Corinthians 11:30
How can we avoid being chastised?
I Corinthians 11:31,32
“For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.”