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1 Accountable in an Unaccountable World 1 Corinthians 5

2 Corinthian Sin 1.The man’s sin: unrepentant incest 2.The church’s sin: silence

3 Paul’s Solution: Church Discipline “judged” = pass a verdict and sentence to a punishment removal from fellowship of the church “deliver such a one to Satan”

4 WHEN do we exercise Church discipline? Only for professing Christians

5 WHEN do we exercise Church discipline? Only for professing Christians guilty of… …AND unwilling to repent sex outside marriage greed and theft idolatry abuse drunkard, addict heretical teaching divisiveness unwillingness to work

6 WHEN do we exercise Church discipline? Only for professing Christians guilty of… serious sin and unwilling to repent -will not agree that behavior is sin -will not commit to change -will not get help to change

7 HOW do we exercise Church discipline? STEP 1: Examine yourself Galatians 6:1 Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted.

8 HOW do we exercise Church discipline? STEP 1: Examine yourself STEP 2: Confront privately Matthew 18:15 If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother.

9 HOW do we exercise Church discipline? STEP 1: Examine yourself STEP 2: Confront privately 1 Peter 4:8 Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.

10 HOW do we exercise Church discipline? STEP 1: Examine yourself STEP 2: Confront privately STEP 3: Bring help Matthew 18:16 But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you, so that by the mouth of two or three witnesses every fact may be confirmed.

11 HOW do we exercise Church discipline? STEP 1: Examine yourself STEP 2: Confront privately STEP 3: Bring help STEP 4: Take it to an elder Matthew 18:17 If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church…

12 HOW do we exercise Church discipline? STEP 1: Examine yourself STEP 2: Confront privately STEP 3: Bring help STEP 4: Take it to an elder STEP 5: Remove and isolate the unrepentant sinner

13 HOW do we exercise Church discipline? Matthew 18:17...and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.

14 WHY do we exercise Church discipline? ① For the good of the church 1 Timothy 5:20 Those who continue in sin, rebuke in the presence of all, so that the rest also will be fearful of sinning.

15 WHY do we exercise Church discipline? ② For the good of the world

16 WHY do we exercise Church discipline? ③ For the good of the sinner 1 Corinthians 5:5...deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the [his] flesh, so that the [his] spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

17 WHY do we exercise Church discipline? ③ For the good of the sinner “Flesh” his physical body his fleshly lusts

18 WHY do we exercise Church discipline? ③ For the good of the sinner “Saved” not from hell from further sin and discipline

19 WHY do we exercise Church discipline? ③ For the good of the sinner James 5:19–20 My brethren, if any among you strays from the truth and one turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.

20 WHY do we exercise Church discipline? ③ For the good of the sinner 2 Corinthians 2:6–8 Sufficient for such a one is this punishment which was inflicted by the majority, so that on the contrary you should rather forgive and comfort him, otherwise such a one might be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. Wherefore I urge you to reaffirm your love for him.

21 WHY do we exercise Church discipline? ③ For the good of the sinner Hebrews 12:6, For those whom the Lord loves He disciplines... for our good, so that we may share His holiness. All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.

22 application We are accountable We are responsible

23 @briangfisher Brian G. Fisher grace-bible.org/resources Grace Bible Church App Resources


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