Category Archives: Tough Love

Who’s to Judge?

June 23, 2019 I Corinthians 6:1-8 Godly people judge. Evidence: The terms The context Precedents of judgment: Qualifications for eternal judgment apply to daily adjustments. To resolve spiritual matters requires spiritual people. Weigh testimony costs against personal sacrifices. Challenge: Exercising discernment

Why Love Must Be Tough

June 9, 2019 I Corinthians 5 Love requires a restoring response because… Sin is destructive. Sin is addictive. Sin is deceptive. Sin is contagious. Challenge: Do not try to manage sin – put it to death.  

Fatherly Correction

May 26, 2019 I Corinthians 4:14-21 Love is sometimes tough. Marks of loving correction: Lovingly admonish as a parent – don’t shame as a judge. Lead by example – don’t give orders from a distance. Use the rod as a life saver – don’t ignore rebellion. Challenge: Apply correction in a biblical order.