Our church purpose dictates why we discipline, how we discipline, and the ultimate objective of disciplining. Think about it: If our greatest purpose is to love God and others (Matt. 22:37-40), then we discipline in order to show love for God and people.
The guiding questions in disciplining church members therefore become: . . .
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If we fail to discipline, when discipline is required, then we are not loving as God loves us.
What might keep us from exercising church discipline? . . .
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Our greatest purpose of loving God and loving others must also dictate the way we exercise church discipline.
The process must be . . .
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God has already laid out a process in His Word to help erring believers that seeks to: 1) protect the dignity of the individual(s) 2) guard the unity of the body
Here are the steps given in the Word in the order they should be taken: . . .
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A church that consistently and whole-heartedly exercises the one another commands of Scripture will rarely need to get to the point in church discipline where people must be removed from the church. Here’s why: . . .
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Viewing church discipline as part of the discipleship process makes sense because of their similarities.
The Objective of Discipleship and Church Discipline is the Same . . .
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