Love Never Fails: We Humbly Confront

I Corinthians 5:1-13


Context: Paul was committed to making the church at Corinth spiritually healthy by challenging them to humbly confront and discipline anyone in the fellowship who continued in unconfessed sin.


Main Idea:  To be a spiritually healthy church we must humbly confront and discipline those believers in the church who continue in open unconfessed sin. I Corinthians 5:1-13


A healthy loving church body…


  • grieves over those believers who practice unconfessed sin. 5:1-2a


  • confronts the believer in the church who practices unconfessed sin. 5:3-5,12b


  • recognizes the danger to the church of allowing those believers who practice unconfessed sin to go unchecked. 5:6-8


  • chooses not to fellowship with those in the family of God who practice unconfessed sin. 5:9-11


  • removes from the fellowship those believers who practice unconfessed sin. 5:2b,13b


  • Reminder: We must trust God to hold the unbeliever accountable. 12-13a

Application:  Are you living a life of fellowship with God or is there sin you need to confess? Is God calling you to lovingly confront a believer who is living a life of unconfessed sin? Are you being honest with God and with others about your relationship with God?

For next week memorize I Corinthians 13:8