The Grace of Church Discipline
John Alley’s message, thoroughly based in Scripture, focuses on the outcome and proper treatment of sin within the church. Some sins, says John, are extremely grave and cannot be overlooked by the body of believers. John reminds the listener that according to 1 Corinthians 5, in cases of gross immorality there must be a procedure of discipline in place. A little sin in the church, says John, if left unaddressed works through and affects the entire body just as leaven. John explains from Scripture that there is a place for such behavior to be judged by church leaders, both for the good of the body and for the good of the individual.