Church Discipline (1 Corinthians 5 1-8)

CHURCH DISCIPLINE

1 Corinthians 5:1- 8

I. THE SIN (vs. 1)

    a. What sin was the man was committing? ____________________________________________

    b. How do we know that Paul was surprised about the nature of this sin? ____________________

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    c. What problems are multiplied when believers live openly in sin? __________________________

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    d. Is it only the church that suffers under this type of situation? ____________________________

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II. THE GREATER PROBLEM (vs. 2)

    a. What compounded the problem of the man that was sinning? ____________________________

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    b. What does Paul report was the attitude of the church? __________________________________

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    c. What does Paul cite should have been the attitude of the church? __________________________

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III. THE RIGHT COURSE OF ACTION (vs. 3-8)

    a. Paul says he has already judged this man…how do we reconcile this with the admonition to not

    judge in Romans 14:10-13? _________________________________________________________

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    b. How do we know that Paul meant for this situation to be dealt with firmly and expediently? ____

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    c. The major doctrinal issue with this example is that the discipline was to be handled “in the flesh”

    …but was the man’s spirit in any jeopardy? ______________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________

    d. Paul uses the example of leaven to describe how immorality can spread through a church. What

    can we understand the punishment for the man was to be from Paul’s example? _________________

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IV. Application: The church is the bride of Christ and the Bible clearly teaches Christ-like conduct.

Should we still enforce Christian standards in the church? ______________________________________

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