SUNDAY June 13, 2021
 
A Better Word
a study of the second letter to the Corinthians / 2:5-11
 
Reaffirm your                                         .

How do we reaffirm our love for one another in times of discipline?
Getting from correction to compassion means understanding …
 
1. The offense affects us                                             .

If anyone has caused grief, he has not so much grieved me
as he has grieved all of you to some extent – not to put it too severely. (5)
* Don’t you know that a little yeast leavens the whole batch …? (1 Cor 5:6b)
 
2. The “punishment” should be                                                       .

The punishment inflicted on him by the majority is sufficient. (6)
* … you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother
or sister but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer,
a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people. (1 Cor 5:11)
 
3. The goals are repentance and                                                          .

Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him,
so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. (7)
I urge you, therefore, to reaffirm your love for him. (8)
* Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin,
you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. (Gal 6:1a-c)
 
4. Discipline is a means of spiritual                                                             .
Another reason I wrote you was to see if you would stand the test
and be obedient in everything. (9)
* Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves.
Do what it says. (James 1:22)
 
5. Reaffirmed love and unity repel the                                                   .

Anyone you forgive, I also forgive. And what I have forgiven –
if there was anything to forgive – I have forgiven in the sight of Christ
for your sake, (10) in order that Satan might not outwit us.
For we are not unaware of his schemes. (11)
* for we are all members of one body … do not sin … and do not
give the devil a foothold. (Ephesians 4:25b-27)
 
“Be kind and compassionate to one another,
forgiving each other, just as in Christ
God forgave                                  .”