We know we can't avoid sin 1 Jn 1:8
What of those who make it a practice, and never repent?
How does the church deal with such Or should we look the other way and leave it to up to God? DISIPLINE: This measure is only taken to correct impenitent saints.
Not meant for saints who repent 1 Jn 2:1-2 Purpose is for restoring not punishing.
I. WHEN A SAINT REPENTS
a. Brings forgiveness & restoration 1 Jn 1:9
b. Judgment is cancelled 2 Sam 12:13
c. Healing occurs Jam 5:15-16
d. Fellowship is restored Mat 18:15
II. WHEN A SAINT REFUSES TO REPENT
a. The sin must be brought to leadership 1 Jn 1:9
- "the church" refers to leadership 1 Cor 5:3-4
b. Confront & expose the sin Eph 5:11-13
c. Must be exposed publicly 1 Tim 5:20
d. Must be disciplined 1 Cor 5:3-13
III. WHY Discipline?
a. To avoid condemnation with the world 1 Cor 11:32
b. Never to punish or condemn Heb 12:5-6
c. To bring back to a life of holiness Heb 12:10-11