Saturday, February 18, 2017

February 18, 2017

Read: 1 Corinthians 5:13, Luke 18:10-14, Matthew 23:23-28

What was the root sin that Jesus confronted when dealing with the Pharisees (religious leaders)?

How had they missed the truth of 1 Corinthians 5:13? Why is this an important warning for every Christian?

How should this redefine the term “judgmental” Christians? How does this encourage you?

Friday, February 17, 2017

February 17, 2017

Read: 1 Corinthians 5:12-13, Matthew 13:24-30

Why did Paul correct the Corinthians for their judgment of others? How did Jesus address this same issue?

In what ways would this ultimately undermine the process of church discipline? Give an example.

How do you see this happening in the church today? What is the solution? How can you avoid this trap?

Thursday, February 16, 2017

February 16, 2017

Read:  1 Corinthians 5:8-11, 2 Corinthians 2:1-11

Explain how Paul’s admonition in 1 Corinthians 5:8-11 relates to his encouragement in 2 Corinthians 2:1-11.

What does this imply about the impact of effective church discipline? How does this encourage you?

 How do you see your role if church discipline were necessary at PCC? How can you be proactive?

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

February 15, 2017

Read:  1 Corinthians 5:8-11, Ephesians 4:3, 2 Thessalonians 3:14 

With whom does Paul tell the Corinthians “not to associate”? Why? What is the ultimate goal? 

What would happen if the Corinthians violated his command? How does this relate to church discipline? 

How does this challenge your approach to sinful behavior within the church? How will you change?

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

February 14, 2017

Read: 1 Corinthians 5:8-11, Matthew 5:13-16, 9:10-13 

Explain the difference between Paul’s admonition to the Corinthians and Jesus’ behavior in Mt. 9:10-13. 

Why is this an important distinction? How can this principle get inverted today? What will be the result? 

How has this happened in your life? Give an example. How do you need to make some adjustments?

Monday, February 13, 2017

February 13, 2017

Read: 1 Corinthians 5:1, 8-11, Ephesians 5:5-11, Colossians 3:5-10, 2 Timothy 3:1-6 

Why did Paul list multiple sinful behaviors beyond what was initially addressed in 1 Corinthians 5:1? 

What does this highlight about the need for church leadership to monitor the spiritual health of a church? 

How can this be done in a proactive and reactive way? How would you rate PCC’s spiritual health? Why?

Saturday, February 11, 2017

February 11, 2017

Read:  1 Corinthians 5:6-8, Galatians 5:7-10, James 1:14-15 

Describe how unaddressed sin will grow. In what way will this also take place within a church? 

What does this highlight about the need to protect? How is this similar to a parent and their children? 

What is God teaching you this week about church discipline? What changes will you make?