Discipline (2 of 5) by Rick White

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Discipline (2 of 5)
Series: Who You Are When No One's Looking
Rick White
06/16/96


(1 Tim 4:7-8NASB) But have nothing to do with worldly fables fit only for old women. On the other hand, discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness {8} for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.

(2 Tim 1:7 NASB) For God has at given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.

(Heb.12:5 NASB) and you have forgotten the exhortation which is addressed to you as sons, "MY SON, DO NOT REGARD LIGHTLY THE DISCIPLINE OF THE LORD, NOR FAINT WHEN YOU ARE REPROVED BY HIM

(Heb.12:7-9 NASB) It is for discipline that you endure, God deals with you as with son; for what son is there whom his' father does not discipline? {18} But if you are without discipline, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. {9} Furthermore, we had earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected them; shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of spirits, and live?

(Heb.12:11 NASB) All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.


Introduction:

In just a few weeks, the eyes of the world will be upon the city of Atlanta where the Summer Olympic Games will be taking place. Many of you will be in attendance while others of us will choose to avoid the traffic jams and instead watch with the rest of the world. Obviously we will be watching some of the world's very best athletes. Records will be broken, medals will be won and super-talented athletes will be on display. However, something will be not be seen: the intense training and discipline that was necessary in order for athletes to qualify to compete.

1. Sometimes we encounter people who seem to have it all together in almost e ...


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