Corinth: The Undisciplined Church
by Steve Klein

Introduction: All of us have seen undisciplined children.  They are a disgrace to themselves and to parents! Proverbs 29:15, "The rod and rebuke give wisdom, But a child left to himself brings shame to his mother."

As Paul wrote his first letter to the church at Corinth, there were many problems in the church.  At the end of 1 Corinthians 4, Paul speaks to them as a father who begot them. (4:15).   Since he was their father. . .

I saw a plaque on a desk that read: "If I don't discipline myself, someone else will". If a church does not discipline itself, the Lord will!  As it was, Corinth was undisciplined: 

I. Characteristics of an undisciplined church.(1 Corinthians 5)

II. Characteristics of the needed discipline

III. Characteristics of a disciplined church (2 Corinthians 2:6-9)

Conclusion: What will we be?  A disciplined church or an undisciplined one?

 

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