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Category Archives: Church Discipline

Casting “A Vision of the Sea” for Church Discipline

God’s discipline in and through the church is seen as His ongoing, redeeming work through His living Word and people as they fight the good fight of faith together to exalt Christ and protect the purity of His Bride. Continue reading

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The Discipline of the Lord

As we think through conflicts in the church, believers are not left without comfort. We are reminded that we should view hardship as discipline, and discipline comes to those that God loves. Continue reading

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Pursuit, Forgiveness, and Church Discipline

Matthew 18 and “the church discipline process” are bookended with wisdom related to forgiveness and grace. How do these two bookends impact the application and implementation of church discipline? Continue reading

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Gay Marriage and the Mission of the Church

The Supreme Court’s recent gay marriage decisions have evoked strong responses from various corners of Christ’s church. Here are at least three ways these events can work for the good of Christ’s church. Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from Unthinkable Sexual Abuse

I recently learned that a missionary whom I have known and trusted for twenty years has, for his entire adult life, been a sexual predator. He was respected, even revered, both by churches in the US and by thousands of people in the field. He used his position of power, influence, and trust to take advantage of women sexually. My wife and I recently returned from an emergency trip to Asia where we sought to minister to those who have been devastated by this man’s sin, including women who were victims and churches who had looked to this man as an example. While we have read of such situations, we never imagined that we would be in the middle of one. As we have gone through these deep waters we have been reminded of many truths which need to be reinforced. Continue reading

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Equipping a Stubborn Little Church

As a pastor or ministry leader, you may clearly recognize the need for church-wide discipleship, but convincing your people is another story. They may not intend to be stubborn; they just pursue their own ideas. And they resist change that doesn’t fulfill their vision of what their church should do. Here are two suggestions for building discipleship in such a church. Continue reading

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How to Be a Miserable Comforter

Apart from the suffering of Jesus on the cross of Calvary the book of Job is the best biblical illustration of human suffering. In a few moments’ time Job, a great man of the east, lost all of his wealth … Continue reading

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