Lesson 3 (part 2)

Last time we noted that we should neither demand nor expect nor force the unbelieving world around to behave like the church. It is the job of the governments which God has established to curb gross immorality in society, and the Lord says he will judge those outside the church according to their own consciences and the natural knowledge of God. We within the church however do have a God-given responsibility to each other to confront each other about sin so that repentance, forgiveness, salvation, and godliness can be preserved and multiplied among us. Sunday's lesson will continue to explore how we imitate God's love, gentleness, grace, and firmness as we confront sin among ourselves.