As it turns out, these eight excuses not to practice church discipline are actually reasons *to* practice church discipline.
Jonathan Leeman answers the difficult question, “How should we interact with someone who’s been disciplined from our church?”
It’s impossible to follow Christ without helping others follow Christ.
In the Bible, church discipline is always a rescue operation.
Must I be a church member to go to heaven? No, not necessarily. But throughout the New Testament, it’s clear that the Christian life is the churched life.
The world doesn’t have the tools to offer the kind of redemption the #MeToo movement calls for. But thankfully, the church does.
Fundamentally, churches should practice church discipline for love’s sake.
As a part of the new 9Marks Journal—Church Discipline: Medicine for the Body—Jonathan Leeman sits down with Mark Dever to talk about church discipline.
God’s discipline of his people is an integral part of the Bible’s entire storyline, from Eden to the new creation.
In recent years, the number of churches committed to exercising biblical church discipline seems to be increasing.
I’ve never met a growing and mature Christian who doesn’t regularly attend a gospel-preaching church.
Why did John Calvin believe church discipline to be essential to the health of the church?
A loving church will be a disciplining church—and the burden of that discipline rests primarily us “ordinary Christians” who make up the discipleship community.
To this day, I don’t know if I was a backslidden convert or if I was a deceived non-Christian. Either way, church discipline served to expose my hypocrisy.
Church discipline would be easier if the church wasn’t made up of people. But Jesus didn’t come for buildings or institutions or events. He came to save a people for himself, sinners like you and me.