Facing Fornication at Corinth (6 of 21) by Donald Cantrell

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Facing Fornication at Corinth (6 of 21)
Series: 1 Corinthians
Donald Cantrell
1 Corinthians 5:1-13


I - The Repulsive Report (1 - 5)
II - The Reassuring Reminder (6 - 8)
III - The Required Removal (9 - 13)

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Theme: ''The bible and breaking fellowship with a fornicator''

Introduction:

Rich Atchley says that if you went to the average university campus today, and asked students if they know a verse of Scripture, most would say that they do. If you had asked 10 or 15 years ago, most would have quoted John 3:16, ''For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.'' Everybody knew that verse then.

But today, most would reply with, ''Judge not that you be not judged.'' Atchely says, ''The whole focus has changed. Ten or 15 years ago the focus was on the truth of God's love. But today, surveys reveal that practically everyone is convinced that there is no absolute truth. So the emphasis has switched from truth to tolerance.''

And that leaves us free to do anything we want without worrying about what God teaches.
Melvin Newland - Sermon Central

In this sermon we will discuss the matter of church discipline, which has been buried in most churches and mostly ignored by the majority of churches. Why is it we know that the bible clearly tells us how to administer church discipline but we would rather ignore those passages?

We will discuss these in a much deeper manner as the sermon unfolds. Let us consider this in dealing with church discipline:

1. Acknowledge the Iniquity ''The Named Sin and Reproach''
2. Approach the Individual ''The Noted Steps and Resolve''
3. Assert the Intent ''The Needed Submission and Restoration''

In our age it is common to ignore sinful behavior among out church membership for various reasons, but none of them are biblical nor or they beneficial for the individua ...


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