When Disciples Of Christ Get Off Track

I preached two sermons on Sunday dealing with discipline.   When we fail in our individual attention to discipline, our Father calls upon our brothers and sisters to help us get back on track.

One of the many things that struck me as I was preparing…if the church were nothing more than a social organization like the Rotary Club or the YMCA, discipline (especially on the congregational level) would be absurd.   But the Lord’s church isn’t like the Kiwanis Club.   The Lord himself told us so (John 18:36).   It’s our responsibility, therefore, as citizens of his kingdom, to be humble and reverent enough to do things his way—even when it hurts.

And as always, more interactive outlines and audio recordings of sermons can be found here.