Gospel.com Topics Feed - Church Discipline 2009-11-05T15:39:40-05:00 GCI info@gospel.com /feeds/topics/church+discipline/ What’s the difference between church discipline and punishment? - The Gospel.com Blog http://gospel.com/blog/index.php/2009/10/29/whats-the-difference-between-church-discipline-and-punishment/ 2009-11-05T15:39:40-05:00 Have you ever witnessed, or experienced firsthand, “church discipline” administered by your church community? If the point of church discipline is to correct, not just to punish, what elements must be present in the act of discipline to ensure that it’s not just punitive? Two witnesses - a Christian perspective http://biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2018:15-17&version=NIV 2009-10-02T11:25:00-05:00 Jesus outlines how interpersonal conflicts should be handled in the church in this passage. He says that you should first confront someone face to face. If they don't listen, then you are to bring two or three witnesses and confront the person who has sinned against you. After that, take it to the church. Only after all of that should you dismiss them from the church. sinful Standards for the church!!? Feed back. http://sermonindex.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=21041&forum=34&5 2008-01-03T20:07:04-05:00 Should the church have standards?? example: for who sings in the choir? who plays a guitar on the worship team? ect... Our Attitude To Corrections ~ Zac Poonen http://sermonindex.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=18390&forum=34&9 2008-01-01T11:33:17-05:00 One way in which God breaks our strength and pride is by correcting us through our leaders. Almost all believers find it very difficult to receive correction.