Church Discipline — “I Object!” [1 Corinthians 4:1 — 5:13 and selected texts]

October 11, 2020

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 10/11/2020

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: The Church: Church Discipline, CoronaVirus

Key Text: 1 Corinthians 4-5; Revelation 2:18-23; Matthew 18

Description:

Bible Reader: “If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private—”

Christian Brother: I OBJECT, Your Honor!

[crowd rouses and is quickly tamped down by gavel banging]

Judge: Order! Order in the court!

To cover any topic completely, we must look at the objections that are raised against our position — objections raised by Christians who are looking at the situation from a different point of view and try to understand where they are coming from and what their concerns are. 

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues our deep dive on Church Discipline within our series on The Church and explains that even sincere Christians who love the Lord, often object to the practice of church discipline.

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What are these objections?

We’ll look at some and then examine two case studies from the Bible showcasing churches that did not practice church discipline…and their ensuing outcomes.

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Catechism Reading — Lord’s Day 42

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Love Covers a Multitude of Sins [Luke 9:23-26 and selected texts]

October 4, 2020

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 10/04/2020

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: The Church: Church Discipline, CoronaVirus

Key Text: Luke 9:23-26; John 13:34-35; 1 Cor 13:4-8; 1 Pe 4:8

Description: We know that sin — all sin — is bad, and that God hates all sin.  But is every possible sin under the sun grounds for formal church discipline? 

Today on Scandia Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues our miniseries on Church Discipline within our greater study on The Church and posses the question: “Where do we draw the line?”

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Is it possible to entirely miss the point of church discipline and have every member of a church calling out every other member for every little thing?

Or do we find that there are other factors to consider?… such as wisdom and love.

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Catechism Reading — Lord’s Day 41

Notes:

Formal Church Discipline instituted when the sin* is…

  1. observable
  2. significant
  3. unrepented
* All 3 must be present

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Clean Out the Old Leaven [1 Corinthians 5:1-13]

September 27, 2020

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 09/27/2020

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: The Church: Church Discipline, CoronaVirus

Key Text: 1 Corinthians 5

Description:

“Shouldn’t this person and his conduct be confronted and dealt with?…You pass it off as a small thing, but it’s anything but that. Yeast, too, is a ‘small thing,’ but it works its way through a whole batch of bread dough pretty fast. So get rid of this ‘yeast.’ ”

[1 Cor 5:2, 6-7 MSG]

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues our study on Church Discipline and notes that Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, seems to instruct a very different and — dare I say — more drastic method for church discipline than what we learned from Jesus in the book of Matthew. 

Why is this? …And why, in order to correctly view and apply church discipline, must the church exercise wisdom?

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Catechism Reading — Lord’s Day 39

Notes:

Biblical Church Discipline Principles (continued)

  1. Affects our witness
  2. Sin is a matter to be grieved over
  3. Compassionate Warning to the UnRepentant
  4. Aim is the Salvation of Sinners
  5. Protects the Church
  6. Carried out against the Characteristically UnRepentant
  7. For Church Members…not attenders

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Searching for Lost Sheep [Matthew 18:1-35]

September 20, 2020

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 09/20/2020

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: The Church: Church Discipline, CoronaVirus

Key Text: Matthew 18

Description:

“If any man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go and search for the one that is straying?” [Matthew 18:12]

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues our series on the Church, and specifically church discipline, as we look at the teaching of Jesus in Matthew 18.

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And what we find is that this is not an isolated text, but a theological treatise that not only instructs in the HOW of church discipline but the WHY, as well — and roots discipline in the Gospel of grace.

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Catechism Reading — Lord’s Day 38

Notes:

Biblical Church Discipline Principles

  1. Humility is needed.
  2. Receive the humble.
  3. Take stumbling blocks seriously.
  4. Amputate sin from the body.
  5. Search after lost sheep.
  6. Involve as few people as possible.
  7. Christ our King is involved.
  8. Forgive the repentant…because there’s never an end to God’s grace.

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Discipline’s a Good Thing [Hebrews 12:1-3; Matthew 18:15-17]

September 6, 2020

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 09/06/2020

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: The Church: Church Discipline, CoronaVirus

Key Text: Hebrews 12:1-3; Matthew 18:15-17

Description:

SBC Host: How does the word “discipline” strike you?

Avg Guy: Strike me? … Oh I get it! Striking happens with discipline. [laughs]… Hey you turned off my mic!

SBC Host: Yeah, I meant to do that.

When we hear the word discipline, most of us think of strikes from the rod, dunce hats while standing in the corner, public embarrassment, and frankly, nothing good.

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues our series on The Church in which we learn that while the word discipline may conjure up negative images…it’s not negative at all.

In fact, it is actually something we need, ought to want, and is commanded — in the life of the church.

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Catechism Reading — Lord’s Day 37

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