The Importance of Church Discipline (1 Corinthians 5:1-13)

Theme: Church discipline is necessary to protect the integrity of the church.
 
Memory Verse: 1 Corinthians 5:6
 
  • Read 1 Corinthians 5:1-13 together.
  • Who does Paul have an issue with in the church?
  • Why is Paul not focused on addressing the sin of the immorality?
  • This is a tough lesson in the church today. What is the message Paul is giving to us?
  • Why is this important in the church?
  • Why do you think the church as a whole struggles with this concept?
  • How do you see that this should practically be working in our church?
  • What can we do as a church body to better practice this?
  • What can we do as individuals to invite people to correct us in our wrong doings?
  • Read verse 8 again. What is the leaven of malice and wickedness? What is the leaven of sincerity and truth?
  • What other Scriptures remind you of this passage? What differences or similarities do you notice? 
  • Spend some time in prayer together before dismissing.

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