Quarter’s Theme: ORDERLINESS IN THE CHURCH
Unit 1 – Maintaining Unity In The Church (Lessons 1-4)
LESSON 2 15/3/2015
GUIDELINESS FOR CHURCH DISCIPLINE
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 259, 270
Devotional Reading: HEB. 12:3-11
Topic For Adults
PURSUE SELF DISCIPLINE
Topic For Youths
THE PURPOSE OF DISCIPLINE
Topic For Intermediates
SUBMIT TO CHURCH DISCIPLINE
1 COR. 5:1-7
Memory Verse: Your glorying is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Therefore, purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump… (1 Cor. 5:6-7a) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Never Take Pleasure In The Sins Of Others
There are some Christians in the church who do not actually commit the sin themselves, but their own sin is that they take pleasure in the sins of others! How do they do this? When they encourage those who do wrong to continue in their wrong doing by supporting them directly or indirectly instead of rebuking and correcting them they so encourage them in the wrong. When they look away from those who do wrong and instead of reporting them to the appropriate authorities if they cannot talk to them directly, they pretend as if they know nothing about what is happening, this is hypocrisy. Such people qualified for discipline as well. In what way do you partake in the sins of others? Repent today and sin no more.
Point of Emphasis: Don’t approve of those who practise wickedness in the church.
Prayer Point: Lord, help me not to take pleasure or partake in the sins of others.