Sunday, September 10, 2017
Title: O’ Brother
Text: Matthew 18:15-20
Topic: Seeking Restoration Within the Community
Teacher: David Gooding
What do we do when someone is lost in the woods? We go out in search of them, don’t we? We send out the search party, the dogs, even the helicopters if needed.
Shouldn’t be the same when people are “lost” from community? When people have strayed away from the fellowship, and even the faith, because of sin. The classic “church discipline” passage from Matt 18 gets completely re-framed when we think about it in this way; when we think about restoring our brother to relationship not just administering disciple to get obedience.