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Training Children in Godliness

"Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we shall incur a stricter judgment." James 2:1 weighs heavy on my heart and mind and is a constant reminder of the awesome responsibility of coming before others as a teacher of God's Word. As we approach the subject of Biblical discipline together, allow me to humbly confess my own inadequacies and praise God for his grace in spite of my unfaithfulness. It is my prayer that the Lord would use the words of this sinner to build up the congregation of the Lord and to bring about true repentance and reformation in the area of Biblical discipline.

Discipline is a way of life and not only involves education in God's ways but, also training to do His will, chastisement to correct errors and encouragement to spur us on to more perfect obedience. In other words, Biblical discipline is a labor to bring God's authority to bear on our children.