Devotionals

Enjoy our daily devotionals written by Pastor Randy Dubois of our Columbia City campus. You can also get these daily devotionals on Facebook, where Pastor Randy posts them daily on his personal Facebook. These devotionals can be used as another way to grow in your walk with Jesus and to grow in your understanding of God and His Word.


 

 

Paul Condemns Spiritual Pride (Day 8)

Read 1 Corinthians 5:1-13
   To cast this man into Satan’s hands means to exclude him from the fellowship of believers. Without the spiritual support of Christians, this man would be left alone with his sin and Satan, and perhaps this would drive him to repentance. “So that this sinful nature will be destroyed” states the hope that the experience would bring him to God and destroy his sinful nature through his turning from sin. Sinful nature could mean his body or flesh. This alternative translation would imply that Satan would afflict him physically and thus bring him to God. Putting someone out of the church should be a last resort in disciplinary action. It should not be done out of vengeance but out of love, just as parents punish children to correct and restore them. The church’s role should be to help, not hurt, offenders, motivating them to repent of their sins and to return to the fellowship of the church. 

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