Apostle Paul considers the purity of the church community seriously and has demanded some brothers living in sin among the Christians in Corinth to repent in his previous communication to them. Now he is saying that he will not forgive or tolerate if anyone among them still living in sin. Are we also considering the purity of Christ’s followers important?
What could we observe the importance of restoration of a brother/ sister who fell into sin in the Christian community? See also Mt 18:15-17
If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over.
But if he will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’
If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, treat him as you would a pagan or a tax collector.
What could we observe Paul’s heart from the way his message is so strong about the purity of the church? See also 1 Cor 5:1,5 It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that does not occur even among pagans: A man has his father’s wife. hand this man over to Satan, so that the sinful nature may be destroyed and his spirit saved on the day of the Lord.
What is making such discipline so important in the church community? See also 1 Cor 5:6 Your boasting is not good. Don’t you know that a little yeast works through the whole batch of dough?
What is the warning you about something he could not tolerate in your life?
How do you want to respond to His warning?