#947 Confronting Sin in the Church (1 Corinthians 5:911)
Pre The word with David Platt is AVI source from radical dot net. First Corinthians Chapter Five Verses Nine to eleven. I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people not at all meaning the sexually immoral of this world or the greedy and swindlers are idolaters. Since then you would need to go out of the world but now I am writing you not to associated with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual morality or greed or is an idolatry revile drunkard swindler not even to eat with such a one those are strong versus the make sure we understand what what the Bible is saying here. I the Bible's not saying. Don't associate with Centers in the world like Paul says if that were the case you couldn't be in the world like centers are everywhere in the world and by the way we are some of them So Yes yes you associate with all kinds of people in the world and the whole picture in our association with him that we proclaim the good news of God's grace in Christ of forgiveness from San of reconciliation to God yes like throughout the world in your workplace and your neighborhood in your city in your community and your family share the Gospel with all kinds of people with all kinds of backgrounds believing God has the power to save them from sin so share that Gospel all the time. What Paul's writing about here. He's not talking about people outside the church he said. I'm running but those who are inside the Church. I'm writing about those who bear the name of brother or sister and then he goes on to talk about the pictures not just of sexual morality which has been kind of a subject A lot of this one instance and I confused after five but greed. I- dollar. Tree reviling drunkenness. Swindling like we've got to be really really careful not to be selective about sen that we would confront in the church like how. How do we confront? Yes sexual morality but also greed also idolatry all kinds of forms. So we've got to be careful not to be selective in our gracious confrontation of sin another's lives. We need to help one another all kinds of ways and the picture here again is somebody who is unrepentant in these ways who continues in these things like don't act like they're a brother sister in. Christ. That's the whole picture. So yes basically treat them and this what exactly what Jesus says in Matthew Chapter Eighteen. Treat them as a gentile task. Electric the whole picture. There is someone who is outside the people of God. The picture here is someone outside the Church so basically you're calling them to repent and believe in Christ so once. This person who was in the church continued it. Unrepentant sin is excommunicated from the church. You're calling to Christ but you're not associating with as a brother or sister in Christ anymore so your relationship with that person is fundamentally different in same way that your relationship with a follower of Christ is different than someone. Who'S NOT A FOLLOWER OF CHRIST? Because this person is now basically showing. They're not a follower of Christ. That doesn't mean we don't love that person. Pray for that person. Call that person to to faith in Christ just like we do all kinds of people who aren't followers of Jesus but that's that's just it there now in the category of outside the Church. Not a part of the church not a follow Jesus but someone who's not following. Jesus Oh God we pray that. Help us to love the people around us. Well according to your word we prayed you'd help us to love the church. Well according to your word help us to love our brothers and sisters in Christ well according to your we know John. Thirteen thirty five. But this woman know that you're my disciples if you love one another so we pray for a love for one another in the Church that would show your love to the world and repair of love. Well those who are outside the church those who are not in Christ and just think about the millions of people in the city around me right now. Who Don't know your love who are not a part of the church. God police help me help us to love them. Well help us to join them. Decries to serve them care for them. Show your love to them. God please please please use us to show your love to them and re pray the same refrain the same for those who may be once. Were in the church but are now outside the church those who once were saying they were in. Christ but this point it seems like they're not in Christ nothing. They lost their salvation. Obviously we know that's a whole nother dive into your word but we know we know we've already seen him. I continued after one. You keep those you save and so the thing about. First Corinthians chapter two in those who go out from US show that they were never really of us they were never actually followers of Jesus and so God we pray. We pray that you would help us to love. Those who've gone out from us that day might follow Jesus that they would come to Jesus replay help us. Help us the love people. Well according to your word those in the church those outside the church in Jesus name we pray Amen.