Purity in the Church

Message Date: February 26, 2017

Text:  2 Corinthians 2:1-11

Theme: Maintaining purity in the church

Introduction: More than a misunderstanding

 

  1. A Case Study in Church Discipline
    • What has happened
    • Where things stand
    • What needs to happen next
  2. Principles to Apply
    • Discipline is part of the responsibility of the local church (1:24;2:6)
    • It has purposes for the guilty and the sinned against. (2:5,6)
    • The goals include repentance, forgiveness and restoration. (2:6-8)
    • There is danger in too much or too little discipline. (2:7,11)
    • Discipline can only work in a context of humility. (2:7, Gal. 6:1)
    • The church’s discipline is limited.
    • Discipline situations leave churches vulnerable to Satan’s attacks. (2:11)

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