Embrace Discipline


God So Loved, Your Grace Is Enough, Grace That Won’t Let Go (Grace Amazing), The Anthem

Share about a time you were disciplined as a child and the life lesson you learned from it.


(READ until verse 13)

It is actually reported that there is immorality among you, and immorality of such a kind as does not exist even among the Gentiles, that someone has his father’s wife. [a]You have become [b]arrogant and [c]have not mourned instead, so that the one who had done this deed would be removed from your midst. For I, on my part, though absent in body but present in spirit, have already judged him who has so committed this, as though I were present. In the name of our Lord Jesus, when you are assembled, and [d]I with you in spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus, I have decided to deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of his flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord [e]Jesus. Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough? Clean out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, just as you are in fact unleavened. For Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed. Therefore let us celebrate the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.


Restate the verse in your own words.


  • What did you like about these verses?
  • What did you learn about God?
  • What did you learn about Jesus?
  • What did you learn about people?
  • What did you learn about church discipline?
  • What did you learn about following Jesus?


INTRO (1 Peter 1:15-16, 1 Corinthians 5:1)

    1. Restore the Sinner (1 Corinthians 5:2, 11, Hebrews 12:5-6, 9-10)
      • Go privately to him/her (Matthew 18:15, Proverbs 27:6)
      • Bring witnesses to attest to him/her (Matthew 18:16)
      • Tell it to the body of believers (Matthew 18:17a)
      • Do not associate with him/her. Treat them like an unbeliever (Matthew 18:17b, 1 Corinthians 5:3-5)
    2. Remove the Sin (1 Corinthians 12:26-27)
    3. Receive God’s Grace (1 Corinthians 5:7, Exodus 12:13, 1 Peter 2:9)
    4. Redeem the World (1 Corinthians 5:9-13, John 17:15, 2 Corinthians 2:6-8)


Based on this lesson on “EMBRACE DISCIPLINE”, write down your action point to apply what you learned. Make it your “I will…” statement and follow the S.M.A.R.T. guideline to come up with a do-able action point.


“I will_____________________________________


Who will you share these truths to this week?


Pray for “outsiders”, unchurched friends and family that they may experience God’s grace, not harsh judgment from us, the believers within the church. Be a channel of God’s love and power, share the gospel to those who do not know Jesus yet as Savior and Lord.

I. Thanksgiving

  • Worship God for who He is, what He has done, and what He will do in our lives.

II. Country and the World

  • Upright and moral governance of public servants; repentance and salvation for government leaders and citizens for a Christ-centered Philippines.
  • God’s help and comfort for the residents of Lahaina (Maui, Hawaii) who lost family, homes, businesses in devastating wildfire; for thousands of residents of British Columbia, Canada who need to evacuate from life-threatening wildfires
  • War in Ukraine to end, loss of lives prevented; conflict in African, East Asian and Middle East countries to stop.

III. Church

  • That CCF Members would honor and love God and make disciples.
  • Elders, pastors, dleaders, and families (holy, humble, harmonious, happy, heart-working).
  • Ministries and churches expansion worldwide.

IV. CCF Facilities

  • Worship and Training Center
  • Prayer Mountain

V. Personal Concerns

  • Deeper intimate relationship with God.
  • Righteous living.
  • Salvation of family and friends.

1 Corinthians 5:7

7 Clean out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, just as you are in fact unleavened. For Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed.