I have done a four part series on the topic of church discipline in earlier posts so I won’t be visiting old ground here (if you want to read it click here). To summarise: As a church we follow the Matthew 18:15-17 principles for church discipline at our church. When we talk of church discipline […]
Here’s the recordings for session 3 of the 20schemes Weekender 2016, available to watch on video or listen on audio. Mez McConnell on Discipline in Hard Places. (AUDIO)
This is the final part of a four part series on church discipline. The first part is here. The second is here. The third part is here. What is restoration? It is simply the church declaring forgiveness and reaffirming citizenship in God’s kingdom. This is how Paul describes it in 2 Cor. 2:6-8. It seems […]
This is part 3 of a series on church discipline. The first part is here. The second is here. We have understood the need for church discipline in the life of a healthy church. We have understood that we all have a part to play in the spiritual health of our church. We now need […]
This is the second part of a series of posts on the difficult topic of church discipline. It is based largely on the work of Jonathan Leeman and his book, Church Discipline. How The Church Protects The Name Of Jesus. Recap The local church has the authority to declare to the nations who belongs to […]
The following is a four part series based largely on the work of Jonathan Leeman and his book, Church Discipline. How The Church Protects The Name Of Jesus. We live in an anti-authoritarian culture that rebels against the thought of authority and discipline. We don’t even like the words. They have too many negative meanings […]
I recently had the privilege of teaching on the issue of church discipline at a recent 9Marks/Southeastern Conference. Below is my session on dealing with false teachers.
In my 14 years of pastoral ministry I have stumbled through cases of bestiality, incest, rape, complicated ‘family’ structures, multiple addictions, chronic mental illnesses, murder and suicide. It has been a struggle trying to work through the mess of sinful humanity in a way that is biblically faithful both to the injured party, their loved […]