Sermons

Corporate Holiness Matters

December 3, 2023 Preacher: Ryan Brice Series: Church Matters

Passage: 1 Corinthians 5:1–13

Main Idea: Local congregations guard their corporate holiness by practicing biblical church discipline.

Egregious, Unrepentant Sin Within the Church Should Cause Us to Mourn and Move Us to Action – v.1, 2

  • v.1, 2a
    • Deuteronomy 22:30
    • James 4:8–10
    • 2 Corinthians 7:8–11
  • v.2b
    • Matthew 18:15–20

Church Discipline Is a Gospel-Proclaiming Act of Corporate Love Towards the One in Sin – v.3-5

  • 1 Corinthians 3:16, 17
  • 2 Corinthians 2:5–8

Church Discipline Is a Christ-Honoring Act of Protection for God’s People – v.6-13

  • v.6–8
    • Exodus 12:15
    • Galatians 2:20, 21
  • v.9-13
    • Deuteronomy 22:22
    • Deuteronomy 24:7
    • Deuteronomy 17:2–7
    • Deuteronomy 19:16–19
    • Deuteronomy 21:18-21
    • 1 Peter 1:15, 16
    • 1 Peter 2:9, 10

So What?

  • Our congregation must stand ready to guard our corporate holiness by faithfully practicing biblical church discipline in love with the goal of restoration.
    • Galatians 6:1, 2

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