Has your church ever put someone under church discipline? Or as some word it, excommunicated them from the fellowship? What Paul wrote to those at Corinth, is something many need to hear today, 1 Corinthians 5:11 – But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler—not even to eat with such a one.
Where should you start in studying this topic? Charles Leiter’s sermon on Biblical Church Discipline gives a great overview, and Tim’s sermon The Love Behind Church Discipline helps show the heart behind church discipline.
Biblical Church Discipline
In our day and age churches that practice biblical church discipline are rare...
What Do We Do When the Winds of Corinth Blow Among Us?
As Paul addressed the sin issues in the church at Corinth, so Tim Conway had to address the church in San Antonio.
The Love Behind Church Discipline
Should we let love cover a multitude of sins? Yes, and at the heart of loving our brethren, we want a person's greatest good. Yet there are times when...
Confrontation or Diplomacy
The Biblical way is confrontation; the world’s way is diplomacy. Confrontation is the way of truth, honesty, exposure, light, hurt, cleansing, correction.
Preserving Unity in Holiness (Part 3)
The vital role that church discipline plays in guarding the unity of the church.