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The Church Matters - by Michael Phillips
Church Discipline - Part 4 of 9
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1 Corinthians 5:1-13
Nov 16, 2008 pm - This afternoon, with God's blessing, we will move on in our study of Training in godliness. Our trainer is the Lord Jesus Christ, who does part of the work all by Himself and part of it by way of His church. When we train each other in godliness, therefore, we're doing the Lord's work, or to be more precise, the Lord is doing His work through us. The work He's doing is Salvation. By training each other in godliness, we are not being nosy or meddlesome or controlling, what we're doing is helping people get to heaven. This is not always an easy or pleasant thing, of course, but it is always a good thing. Most of the training we do is positive; some of it isn't. Encouragement is the most important thing we do for each other, but it is not the only thing. Sometimes we need to correct. This is what 1 Corinthians 5 is all about: correcting a man who says he is a Christian but is sure not living like one. Let's get to it. Twenty minutes or so of preaching and the rest of the time for discussion. THE REPORT Paul is not in Corinth, but he has stayed in touch with the church through several people: Chloe's family, Stephanas, Fortunatas, and Achaiacus are named, and there may be others. The ... More >>>

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