Tonight we take another question from the question and answer box, and we study an issue that reminds us of the church’s emphasis on souls and eternity. What is ‘church discipline,’ and what does the Bible say about our responsibility to each other when one of us is drifting into sin?
We are studying the Patriarchal Age, part of our year-long trip through the major events of the Bible. This morning we study what happened in the Garden of Eden, where we learn so much about God’s relationship with mankind. What happened, how did it affect the world, and what can we do about it?
When we try to hide our sins what do we hope to accomplish? Do we hope to deceive everyone around us? Ourselves? God? We are not pulling the wool over God’s eyes, so let’s stop trying to. King David gives us a great example of how we can react to sin. Let’s not make some of the same mistakes he did.
We are walking through the book of 1 Corinthians in our Sunday morning sermons. In chapter 5, we find Paul’s instructions on how to handle a case of open sin in the Corinthian church. What did God want them to do, and what does it teach us about sin and God’s church?