Observation Part

1. How did many Corinthians react to the blatant sin in their midst (verse 2)

    What should have been their reaction? (verse 2)

2. What should they have done to the man? (verse 5)

3. What are two goals which are hopefully achieved by treating the man the way God states in verse 5?

4. What is a church member's relationship to an unrepentant sinner? (verse 9)

5. What does verse 11 forbid church members to do?

6. How does I Cor. 11:20 help us understand the word "eat" in verse 11?

Objective part

Circle your choice or write your answer as appropriate

1. One important principle of Chapter 5 is that a public sin by a member of the church demands a " "

2.    T    F    A member of the church was sinning in a way which was so gross that even unbelievers would not consider doing it.

3. The phrase, "Deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh" means:

a) The man is so wicked that he committed his sin in public and is a hopeless case.

b) Let the man die in his sin.

c) All physical blessings will be removed from his life in order that he will come to his spiritual senses before it is too late.

d) All physical blessings will be removed from his life because he doesn't deserve any.

4.    T    F    Verse 6 shows that some of the things Paul wrote were his own personal opinion which God allowed to be included in the Bible.

5.    T    F    Verse 7 proves that leaven is always used in the Bible as a picture of something evil.

6. The words " " in verses 9 and 11 show that those people who have been excommunicated are particularly forbidden from participating in the Lord's Supper.

7.    T    F    The words in the last half of verse 13 are harsh but loving.

8. What message does excommunication bring to him who is "put out"?

9. What message does excommunication bring to the rest of the congregation?

10 What message does excommunication bring to the world?

Short answer

Write an answer to ONE of the following questions or requests. The answer must not be longer than one paragraph.

A. In what sense must church members exclude from their fellowship a person who has been excommunicated?

B. What positive results are desired from excommunication?


Write an answer to the following question or request. Limit your essay to two pages double spaced typed. Support your statements and conclusions with quotes from the Bible and the analysis of Chapter 5.

What is the purpose of discipline in the church?

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