Class 3 – Loss of fellowship will bring chastening from God

The cause of lost fellowship with God is disobedience. God loves us. We are his children
and he desires to be in fellowship with us. Therefore, the believer who continues in sin and does not take
the necessary steps to get back into fellowship with God will experience his chastening. This is not a
punishment for our sins, but divine discipline designed to bring us back into line.

Please Use The KJV Version

Capitalize All The Names and Places in your answers

1. Heb 12:5-11

And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as
unto children, My son, despise not thou the _______________ of the Lord, nor faint when thou art
rebuked of him: For whom the Lord loveth he ____________, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father
_________ not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and
not sons. 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? 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. 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.


1 Corinthians 11:27-31

Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.  But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh __________to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.


Many in Corinth were partaking of the Lord’s supper “unworthily.” Every Christian is
unworthy before God (Rev. 4:11-5:5) in the sense of imperfection, but known, unconfessed sin is what is
in view in this passage. To “examine” one’s self (I Cor. 11:28) and yet still refuse to deal with the sins in
one’s life is to invite God’s judgment of physical damnation. The way to avoid God’s discipline in this life
is to “judge ourselves” so that we will not be “judged” by God (I Cor. 11:31).