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1 1 Co.5:1 Corinthians wrote about other things, 7:1 They did not mention this situation Paul learned it through others (cf. 11:18) Corinthians determined to live down to their city’s reputation? (Rv.2-3) “No church is perfect” – but no excuse for tolerating flagrant sin – 1 Co.1-4 – divided – 1 Co.5 – disgraced One weakness makes vulnerable in others

2 Bible condemns all sexual immorality Im Immoral assumes moral Includes : Premarital Extramarital Homosexual Bestial Incest Includes : Premarital Extramarital Homosexual Bestial Incest Condemned : Ep.5:3,5 Mt.19:9 1 Co.5:1 Hb.13:4 Jude 7 Condemned : Ep.5:3,5 Mt.19:9 1 Co.5:1 Hb.13:4 Jude 7 Sin Judgment

3 What the sinner did (1 Co.5:1) “Sexual immorality” “Father’s wife” – stepmother? “Has” – “Has” – – Of cohabiting: 1 Co.5:1; Jn.4:17-18 – Of marriage: 1 Co.7:2, 12, 13; Mk.6:18

4 What the church must do 1. Taken away, 2 2. Deliver to satan, 5 3. Purge out, 7 4. Do not keep company with, 9, Put away, 13

5 Misunderstanding Church Discipline Not a mob of angry policemen after a criminal Not a lynch mob of angry citizens... Not hatred, but love (Hb.12) A group of brokenhearted Christians trying to save a lost member of the family. 2 Co.12:21; Ep.4:30

6 Church Discipline’s... Authority 1. Authority : Name of Lord (4) Assembly 2. Assembly : Gathered together (4) Approval 3. Approval : Apostle Paul (4) Action 4. Action : Deliver to satan (5); purge (7) Aim 5. Aim : Destruction of flesh (5) Aspiration 6. Aspiration : Spirit saved (5) Avoidance 7. Avoidance : Contamination (6) Admonition 8. Admonition : Christ was sacrificed (7-8)

7 Corinthian pride Pride, arrogance, 2 Should be in mourning, 2 Spiritual neglect, lack of love, 5 Boasting, 6 Unconcern for church, 6-8 Equivocation, 9-10 Disobedient, 13. “Remove…” (2, 13) –  Dt.17:17; 19:19; 22:21, 24; 24:7

8 Lessons (1/2) 1. If a church tolerates immorality, the work of God will not prosper 2. A brother in sin should produce humiliation and mourning 3. The church must exercise discipline 4. Purpose of discipline is to save – * the church * the lost soul

9 Lessons (2/2) 5. Christians who want to remain spiritual must watch their company 6. The church that does not discipline will receive the judgment of God. Rv.2 7. Even if a church neglects discipline, brethren in sin are still lost 8. Though discipline is difficult, it is for everyone’s good. Pro.27:6; 2 Co.2:7


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