Discipline

On How to Prepare a Church to Practice Discipline

Episode 62: On How to Prepare a Church to Practice Discipline

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 10.30.2018

Before a pastor leads a church to practice discipline, he must teach the church what the Bible teaches. It’s better to woo and win the church in the truth, than to wreck it in the pursuit of rightness.

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Does Pornography Use Ever Justify Church Discipline?

By Brad Wheeler | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.30.2018

At what point, if ever, does a persistent pattern of pornography warrant church discipline?

8 Reasons Your Excuses for Not Practicing Church Discipline Don’t Work

By Paul Alexander | 09.24.2018

As it turns out, these eight excuses not to practice church discipline are actually reasons *to* practice church discipline.

How Does Church Discipline Change Our Relationships?

How Does Church Discipline Change Our Relationships?

By Jonathan Leeman | 09.12.2018

Jonathan Leeman answers the difficult question, “How should we interact with someone who’s been disciplined from our church?”

Christians Help Christians Follow Christ

Christians Help Christians Follow Christ

By Mark Dever | 06.21.2018

It’s impossible to follow Christ without helping others follow Christ.

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Church Discipline Is a Rescue Operation

By Juan Sanchez | 06.06.2018

In the Bible, church discipline is always a rescue operation.

Must I Be a Church Member to Go to Heaven?

Must I Be a Church Member to Go to Heaven?

By Jonathan Leeman | 05.30.2018

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.

What the Church Can and Should Bring to the #MeToo Movement

By Whitney Woollard | 9Marks Journal: Church Life: Our True Political Witness | 04.17.2018

The world doesn’t have the tools to offer the kind of redemption the #MeToo movement calls for. But thankfully, the church does.

Church Discipline for Love’s Sake

Church Discipline for Love’s Sake

By Jonathan Leeman | 03.15.2018

Fundamentally, churches should practice church discipline for love’s sake.

Episode 34: On Church Discipline

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline: Medicine for the Body | 01.09.2018

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.

A Biblical Theology of Church Discipline

By Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline: Medicine for the Body | 01.09.2018

God’s discipline of his people is an integral part of the Bible’s entire storyline, from Eden to the new creation.

Putting People Before Policies in Church Discipline

By Nate Pickowicz | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline: Medicine for the Body | 01.09.2018

In recent years, the number of churches committed to exercising biblical church discipline seems to be increasing.

Why Churches Should Excommunicate Longstanding Non-Attenders

By Alex Duke | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline: Medicine for the Body | 01.09.2018

I’ve never met a growing and mature Christian who doesn’t regularly attend a gospel-preaching church.

Why Calvin Thought Church Discipline is Essential to the Health of the Church

By Matthew Tuininga | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline: Medicine for the Body | 01.09.2018

Why did John Calvin believe church discipline to be essential to the health of the church?

Church Discipline Starts with You

By Whitney Woollard | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline: Medicine for the Body | 01.09.2018

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.