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Questions - Church Response To Sin

February 3, 2019, 12:00 PM

These questions relate to the sermon on February 3, 2109, Church Response To Sin.  The primary passages are 1 Corinthians 5 and Matthew 18:15-20.  The sermon is available to listen on this website under the sermons tab.  These questions are for group discusion, but they may also be helpful for personal reflection.  Group members are encouraged to consider the questions before attending group meetings.

1.  What is the funniest thing you ever saw happen in a church service?  How did people respond?

2.  Have you ever been present when a church officially disassociated a church member?  How did it that go, and for what reasons?

3.  The sin that Paul addressed in the first sentences of chapter 5 is incest.  It was clearly prohibited by God's law in Leviticus 18, and is still prohibited by most western cultures today.  How would the church respond to a similar occurance today?

4.  What other sexual sins are prevalent today even among church people?

5.  Re-read Matthew 18:15-20.  How would we actually carry out this practice at LBC?

6.  Circumstances are widely variable.  Where do we draw the lines?  When should we leave the matter private, and when should we address sin publicly?

7.  How do we practice church discipline without becoming hypocritical or hateful?

8.  Is some other person's behavior really any of our business?  Why or why not?