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Introduction. 

Paul is addressing a situation of sexual immorality within the Corinthian church which is known by those inside and outside of the church. Paul gives very serious instruction on what needs to happen to deal with this brother in order to not just restore him to the proper fellowship with God, but to also uphold the holiness of the church.

AUDIO VERSION

SERIES TITLE: CORRECTED - When Christians Get Confused

PART NINE: Holiness Matters

SPEAKER: Pastor Jonathan Chang

TEXT:  1 Corinthians 5:1-13

INTRODUCTION.

Paul is addressing a situation of sexual immorality within the Corinthian church which is known by those inside and outside of the church. Paul gives very serious instruction on what needs to happen to deal with this brother in order to not just restore him to the proper fellowship with God, but to also uphold the holiness of the church.

DISCUSSION.

  • What is the purpose of church discipline?
  •  What are some reasons that churches do not carry out church discipline?

EXAMINATION. 

Vv. 1-2   Why is Paul calling out the arrogance of the Corinthian church?

Vv. 3-5   What is the process of church discipline as given in Matt. 18:15-17?

               Why was Paul able to give the instruction for the removal of the sinning brother?

Vv. 6-8   What is the significance of the leaven vs. unleavened analogy that Paul gives?

Vv. 9-13  Why are we to judge someone inside the church?

                Why are we not to judge someone outside the church?

APPLICATION.  

  • Reflecting on your own walk with the Lord, how does your life look to the outside world?
  • Is there someone you need to confront in regards to how they are living their life? How will you engage them?
  • How will you look to maintain the holiness of the church today and moving forward?

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