For the Purity of the Church, Part 2

1 Corinthians 5:9–13

For the Purity of the Church, Part 2

Main idea: Live out the holy calling of the church by representing Christ to the world and the church. 

1 Corinthians 1:2, 9

Revelation 4

1. Associate with sinners like Jesus did. Be salt and light in the world. (1 Corinthians 5:9-10)

  • Mark 2:13-17
  • John 17:15-18


  • Beware of “ooooh” “gross” attitude – don’t be surprised when sinners act like sinners
  • Beware of embracing their idolatry and heart and actions (and thus losing the saltiness and light of Christ)

2. Do not associate with unrepentant sinners (willful, continual, stubborn) who claim to be Christians. (1 Corinthians 5:11-13)

  • Matthew 7:21-23
  • 1 Corinthians 6:9-10
  • Hebrews 12:14
  • James 2:18-19
  • 1 John 3:8-10
  • Revelation 21:8
  • Matthew 18:12-20
  • Galatians 6:1-3


  • Look to your own life – live holy and pure before Christ as you allow His word to examine you.
  • Invite feedback from others – ask them to hold up the mirror of God’s Word to you.
  • Care for each other – lovingly, humbly confront sin in each other’s lives.
  • Judge with God’s judgement those who claim to be Christians who are practicing stubborn, willful, continual sin.
Nathan Thiry

Nathan Thiry is the Growth Groups & Outreach Pastor at Faith Bible Church. He enjoys biking and outdoor activities, and has a passion to see the gospel spread throughout our community and the whole world!

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