Tag Archives: Church Discipline

Offering Correction

“The best men are severe to themselves, tender over others.” -Richard Sibbes How to receive correction from others was the subject of the previous post. In this post, we will think about how to offer gracious correction to others. I … Continue reading

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Receiving Correction

“It would be a good contest amongst Christians, one to labour to give no offence and the other to labour to take none.” -Richard Sibbes  On Sunday, I did what I do every Sunday, I asked my wife, Brandon, for feedback on the sermon. The sermon … Continue reading

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Walking Together

Over the last two weeks, we have focused on church discipline. As we have said, there are two types of church discipline; formative discipline and corrective discipline. Formative discipline is the building up of one another in the Word through … Continue reading

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Judge Not

The sermon this past Sunday was on the topic of Church Discipline (Part II this week). In our culture, anytime something like this is discussed the favored term, “judgmental” occurs in the conversation and often accompanied by a reference to … Continue reading

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The Rise of Efficiency and the Decline of Discipline

Professor Greg Wills has researched and documented extensively the subject of Church Discipline in Baptist churches and the decline of the practice in the 1900s. In a recent publication on the importance of biblical practice in Baptist churches Wills contributed a … Continue reading

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Regenerate Church Membership

This past Sunday I preached a sermon (or at least attempted to) on the importance of church membership. One of the reasons I gave for the importance of church membership was the structure of church governance. We believe the Biblical … Continue reading

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Another Reason Why You Need The Local Church

I have wanted to emphasize two books and also to reemphasize anew the importance of the local church. It looks like I have found a way to kill three birds with one stone. I am finishing J.D. Greear’s new book, … Continue reading

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The Church—Membership

In the previous post I attempted to begin defining the Church as well as state its purpose and show its importance. In these following posts I will attempt to explain what I believe to be the three offices of the … Continue reading

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