Sinners and Saints

pruning

The church of God is like a tree. Some branches are healthy, bearing much fruit. But other branches become sick and diseased, requiring special attention to be nursed back to health.

Unfortunately, a few branches might be completely dead, and need to be pruned from the tree so they don’t sap energy and corrupt the fruitful parts.

Last Sunday, we concluded a six-month tour through the book of Titus, and saw what it takes to keep a church healthy. Paul closes out his letter with some final instructions and greeting . He asks Titus to come quickly to rejoin him on the mainland, while urging him to deal firmly with any members still in the body who are stirring up division.

Why is unity so important in the Body of Christ? How do we practically exercise church discipline? Click here to listen to last Sunday’s sermon.

Photo credit: bwhile

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