“Because of divine grace and provision, local churches possess both purity and unity; because of sin, however, they must also pursue greater purity and maintain unity through both divine aid and Spirit-empowered human effort. When their members persist in sin, churches exercise discipline for the purposes of restoring erring members and rectifying entrenched sinful situations, restraining such sin-saturated realities, and preserving the honor of Christ and their own reputation.”
Allison, Gregg R.. Sojourners and Strangers: The Doctrine of the Church (p. 32). Crossway. Kindle Edition.
TODAY’S READING: Weekend is for catch-up and review
TOMORROW’S READING: Ezra 1-2, John 21