1 CORINTHIANS 5:1-8
Paul urged the Corinthians to confront the sin in their midst and practice church discipline.
Principles in Text:
Christians, too often, act like the world (1).
Sin in the church should be met with grief and appropriate action (2).
Church discipline is carried out by the body, under the direction of its Scriptural leaders, in the authority and power of the Lord Jesus (3-5).
The ultimate goal of church discipline is the restoration/salvation of the offender (5).
Sin in the church that is not addressed will spread and grow (6).
To ignore/overlook sin in the church, is to devalue the sacrifice of Christ (7-8).