Understanding Church Discipline
Should we actually practice church discipline today? Is it unloving?
Once an ordinary part of church life, churches gradually stopped practicing church discipline in the 20th century. But Jesus commands it. Paul practiced it. And churches benefit from it. Why practice church discipline? It shows love for the individual caught in sin, love for the whole church, love for non-Christian neighbors, and love for the glory of Christ.
Note: Due to the fact that 9Marks is a non-denominational organization, The Church Basics Series is not branded as a 9Marks resource. However, we believe it is widely helpful to the worldwide church and commend it for use.