deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
– 1 Corinthians 5:5
Among the most difficult tasks of church leaders is that of church discipline. But as we are seeking to make disciples of Christ, discipline is necessary. Thankfully, I haven’t had to exercise this form of church discipline too often as a pastor. But it’s certainly come up a few times over the years. But always our endgame is the same. Our prayerful hope and desire is repentance and restoration. The excommunication of a sinning brother or sister is always (or should be) for the purpose of their rescue and return.
Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik
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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers
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