The whole matter of church discipline isn’t entirely summed up in Matthew 18, there are many facets and contours of discipline which extend far beyond what we might think of when we consider church discipline. Here is a list of sixteen kinds of discipline: The Lord’s Supper (1 Cor. 11:31-32). The study of the Word of God (Col. […]
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Jason Dohm recently delivered a message on 2 Thessalonians 3:6-14 at the Church Discipline Conference. He begins in verse 6, where we see the command to withdraw from every brother who walks disorderly. We are supposed to live intertwined with other believers, but not the disorderly. We are called to not keep company with a disorderly brother. […]
Rob Ventura recently delivered a message at the Church Discipline Conference entitled, “Dealing With the Unrepentant.” Here are some notes from his message on Matthew 18:15-17, which tells Christians how they ought to deal with personal offenses. He started off by saying that most Christians, when confronted with the biblical passages on church discipline, declare that […]
Dan Ford delivered a message today at the church discipline conference, “Church Discipline in History.” Here are some notes from his message regarding the development of church discipline in Jewish synagogues and the early Christian church. He noted outright, in laying the foundation that the word discipline comes from the same Greek root as disciples. […]
We began the church discipline conference speaking of the love and hatred of God and how it relates to the discipline of the Lord. In “The Mute Christian under the Smarting Rod,” Thomas Brooks explains how the love and the hatred of God often works. He orients his comments using Hebrews 12:6, “For whom the Lord loveth […]
If we are able to recover the practices of biblical church discipline, the church must first understand why it is good. This requires a change of mind. This is the focus of the opening message of the Church Discipline Conference was delivered by Scott Brown on the subject, “The God Who Disciplines Sons.” It begins with thirty places in […]
Thomas Brooks, in The Mute Christian under the Smarting Rod, commenting on Psalm 94:12, “Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law” He explains the many blessings of the discipline of the Lord, “All the chastening in the world without divine teaching will never make a man blessed. […]
Starting today, we will be gathering to explain the doctrine of church discipline. We will be looking at the different Scripture passages that speak to the issue.Will you pray for myself and the other speakers?
We affirm that God commands churches, families, and individuals to teach the gospel and make disciples in every generation, “that thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son’s son” (Ex. 12:26-27; 13:14; Deut. 4:9; 6:1-9; Pss. 78:1-8; 127; […]
An important question that needs to be answered is: how can a man be right with God? The doctrine of justification deals with this matter. Are you grounded in a biblical view of justification? Download our lecture on the eleventh chapter of the confession on justification.
Here is an article that addresses what can become the doldrums of a typical work day, “You Can’t Avoid the Afternoon Slump, So You’d Better Learn to Work Around It.” His advice is to do mindless things like making phone calls and handling email. Here is something I do to deal with it: 1. I […]
I received this note from a local church pastor responding to our announcement of our upcoming Church Discipline Conference regarding the restorative power of biblical church discipline: “Scott our church did discipline for three years with a lesbian in our congregation! Which went to final excommunication and later restoration and she ended up marrying one of our […]
Fathers are commanded to read the Word of God to their families, and to instruct them in it. If they are to read the Word of God to their families, then they must pray with them as well. It is critical that families pray together, and Thomas Doolittle in this article titled, “The Word of […]
In the modern times, church discipline is looked upon as unloving. Has this been the view throughout church history? The answer is: No. Throughout church history, church discipline has been viewed as a vitally important part of a biblical church. Come and hear Dan Ford at the Church Discipline Conference, who will be walking […]
During a Baptist21 panel discussion at the Southern Baptist Convention, Dr. Albert Mohler speaks on an important matter of church structure and programming when fielding a question on whether we should have special groups for recovering homosexuals in the same way that there are groups for people who have been divorced or experiencing excessive self indulgence with […]