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CHURCH DISCIPLINE “ The Forgotten Commandment” But we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that yo...
Important Scriptures <ul><li>1 Corinthians 5:5-13 </li></ul><ul><li>2 Thessalonians 3:6; 14-15 </li></ul><ul><li>1 Timothy...
Understand the subject <ul><li>Meaning : DISCIPLINE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Does not mean to punish </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Purpose of discipline <ul><li>NOT  : Remove, show dislike, kick out, get rid of, show disdain for </li></ul><ul><li>IS  : ...
Process of discipline <ul><li>Teach, encourage, be patient </li></ul><ul><li>Correct, tell them they must make some correc...
Warnings! <ul><li>Do not be “trigger happy” </li></ul><ul><li>Do not be quick to punish </li></ul><ul><li>Do all you can t...
If they repent : <ul><li>6 This punishment which was inflicted by the majority is sufficient for such a man, 7 so that, on...
Some Question to Discuss <ul><li>Who is to be disciplined? </li></ul><ul><li>See lists in 1 Corinthians 5:10-11; 2 John 9-...
Some Question to Discuss <ul><li>What about non-attenders? </li></ul><ul><li>There is no punishement for a 2 year old – Yo...
Some Question to Discuss <ul><li>Is this a loving thing to do? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes – Like a parent corrects a child </li...
Some Question to Discuss <ul><li>What is included in withdrawal of felloship? </li></ul><ul><li>Do not treat them as if th...
Final Thought <ul><li>Teaching, correcting, exhorting, and every form of discipline : </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure that you...
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Church discipline

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What does the Bible teach about dealing with discipline issues in the church?

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  1. 1. CHURCH DISCIPLINE “ The Forgotten Commandment” But we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw from every brother who walks disorderly and not according to the tradition which he received from us. 2 Thessalonians 3:6
  2. 2. Important Scriptures <ul><li>1 Corinthians 5:5-13 </li></ul><ul><li>2 Thessalonians 3:6; 14-15 </li></ul><ul><li>1 Timothy 6:3-5 </li></ul><ul><li>2 John 9-11 </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew 18:15-17 </li></ul><ul><li>2 Corinthians 2:6-8 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Understand the subject <ul><li>Meaning : DISCIPLINE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Does not mean to punish </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Means – teach, instruct, explain, correct, admonish </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This correction can be mild or harsh </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Harshness is always a last resort – not the first way to correct </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Purpose of discipline <ul><li>NOT  : Remove, show dislike, kick out, get rid of, show disdain for </li></ul><ul><li>IS  : Keep church pure, teach others, save the church, save the sinner </li></ul>
  5. 5. Process of discipline <ul><li>Teach, encourage, be patient </li></ul><ul><li>Correct, tell them they must make some corrections </li></ul><ul><li>Rebuke, exhort, warn </li></ul><ul><li>When all else fails – follow the instructions of Matthew 18. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Warnings! <ul><li>Do not be “trigger happy” </li></ul><ul><li>Do not be quick to punish </li></ul><ul><li>Do all you can to encourage, correct, rebuke – FIRST. </li></ul><ul><li>It must involve many members </li></ul>
  7. 7. If they repent : <ul><li>6 This punishment which was inflicted by the majority is sufficient for such a man, 7 so that, on the contrary, you ought rather to forgive and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one be swallowed up with too much sorrow. 8 Therefore I urge you to reaffirm your love to him. </li></ul><ul><li>2 Corinthians 2:6-8 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Some Question to Discuss <ul><li>Who is to be disciplined? </li></ul><ul><li>See lists in 1 Corinthians 5:10-11; 2 John 9-11; 1 Timothy 6:3-5; 2 Thessalonians 3:6 </li></ul><ul><li>ANY sin that is : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not repented of </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Harms the cause of Christ </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Some Question to Discuss <ul><li>What about non-attenders? </li></ul><ul><li>There is no punishement for a 2 year old – You can't drive the car for a week. </li></ul><ul><li>How can we remove fellowship from one who has removed themselves from our fellowship? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Some Question to Discuss <ul><li>Is this a loving thing to do? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes – Like a parent corrects a child </li></ul><ul><li>Is it loving to see a brother in sin and NOT correct them? </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure your attitude is loving and kind. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Some Question to Discuss <ul><li>What is included in withdrawal of felloship? </li></ul><ul><li>Do not treat them as if they were OK in their present situaiton </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain spiritual contact with them </li></ul><ul><li>DO NOTHING TO ENCOURAGE THEM IN THEIR SIN </li></ul>
  12. 12. Final Thought <ul><li>Teaching, correcting, exhorting, and every form of discipline : </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure that you are like a surgeon – remove the diseased tissue – but do the least possible harm. </li></ul>

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