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Love and Discipline. Occasional, mild spankings of young children are OK and do not cause any lasting harm that carries into adolescence....Such discipline.

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1 Love and Discipline

2 Occasional, mild spankings of young children are OK and do not cause any lasting harm that carries into adolescence....Such discipline does not hurt youngsters social or emotional development....A lot of people out there advocate that any spanking at all is detrimental, and that's not what we found' said study co-author Elizabeth Owens. (Houston Chronicle, 8/25/01, 2A; Presented at a meeting in San Francisco of the American Psychological Association.) Institute of Human Development, Univ. of California 2

3 Love and Discipline are not Mutually Exclusive! 3 He who spares his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him promptly. (Prov. 13:24)He who spares his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him promptly. (Prov. 13:24) Chasten your son while there is hope, And do not set your heart on his destruction. (Prov. 19:18)Chasten your son while there is hope, And do not set your heart on his destruction. (Prov. 19:18)

4 What is true of your children is also true of Gods children! 4 He who spares his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him promptly. (Prov. 13:24)He who spares his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him promptly. (Prov. 13:24) Chasten your son while there is hope, And do not set your heart on his destruction. (Prov. 19:18)Chasten your son while there is hope, And do not set your heart on his destruction. (Prov. 19:18)

5 My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD, Nor detest His correction; For whom the LORD loves He corrects, Just as a father the son in whom he delights. (Prov. 3:11-12) 5

6 Instruction (God taught Israel) – Psa. 78:5-8Instruction (God taught Israel) – Psa. 78:5-8 Punishment (God punished Israel) – Deut. 8:5-6; Psa. 89:30-32Punishment (God punished Israel) – Deut. 8:5-6; Psa. 89:

7 Instruction – Prov. 4:10-13; Deut. 6:6-9; Eph. 6:4Instruction – Prov. 4:10-13; Deut. 6:6-9; Eph. 6:4 Punishment – Prov. 13:24; 19:18; 22:15; 23:13-14; 29:15-17Punishment – Prov. 13:24; 19:18; 22:15; 23:13-14; 29:

8 Instruction – Matt. 28:20; Eph. 4: 11-12Instruction – Matt. 28:20; Eph. 4: Punishment – 1 Pet. 4:17; Matt. 18:15-17; 2 Ths. 3:6, 14 (2 Cor. 2:6)Punishment – 1 Pet. 4:17; Matt. 18:15-17; 2 Ths. 3:6, 14 (2 Cor. 2:6) 8

9 Never practice discipline…Never practice discipline… For personal vengeance, Heb. 12:6-7; 2 Ths. 3:15For personal vengeance, Heb. 12:6-7; 2 Ths. 3:15 With a self-righteous attitude, Gal. 6:1With a self-righteous attitude, Gal. 6:1 To prove whos the boss, Col. 3:24To prove whos the boss, Col. 3:24 9

10 Always practice discipline…Always practice discipline… -To save the erring child: Home, Prov. 23:14 (19:18)Home, Prov. 23:14 (19:18) Church, 1 Cor. 5:5 (2 Cor. 2:6-8)Church, 1 Cor. 5:5 (2 Cor. 2:6-8) 10

11 Always practice discipline…Always practice discipline… -To prevent shame & reproach, & to produce rest: Home, Prov. 29:15, 17Home, Prov. 29:15, 17 Church, 1 Cor. 5:6-7 (Gal. 6:1)Church, 1 Cor. 5:6-7 (Gal. 6:1) 11

12 Always practice discipline…Always practice discipline… -To honor God & perpetuate His blessings: Home, Eph. 6:1-4Home, Eph. 6:1-4 Church, 1 Cor. 5:6-8Church, 1 Cor. 5:6-8 12

13 When parents do not discipline their children … pain & shame, disrespectful child (Prov. 29:15, 17) 13 AND

14 When a church does not discipline erring Christians … pain & shame of a lost soul … Christ is reproached before the world! 14 AND

15 As parents, let us discipline out of love (Prov. 13:24)As parents, let us discipline out of love (Prov. 13:24) As a church, let us discipline out of love (Jas. 5:19-20)As a church, let us discipline out of love (Jas. 5:19-20) 15 For the Lord disciplines him whom he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives. (Heb. 12:6, RSV)


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