“By affliction, He teaches us many precious lessons, which, without it we should never learn. By affliction, He shows us our emptiness and weakness, draws us to the throne of grace, purifies our affections, weans us from the world, and makes us long for heaven. In the resurrection morning, we shall all say, ‘It is good for me that I was afflicted.’ We shall thank God for every storm.”
— JC Ryle
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Hebrews and shows us how our passage this morning is one of the Scriptural foundations for Ryle’s outlook on affliction…
He understood what many of us miss when troubles come our way:
We see our troubles, and we sinfully draw the wrong conclusions.
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.
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.
“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]
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?
“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.
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.
Description: Paul provides parents with two commands: The first is negative as he tells parents what they are not to do. The second is positive as Paul instructs Christian parents on their responsibilities and duties before the Lord.
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