Contents Preface Introduction 1. What Is Church Discipline? 2. Preventive Discipline 3. Corrective Discipline Four or Five Steps? Confidentiality All Steps, Always? 4. Self-Discipline The Beginning and the End 5. One-on-One Informal Discipline The Meaning Going to the Offender What to Say Privacy Reconciliation Every Little Thing? 6. One or Two Others Witnesses Only? What the Counselor/Witnesses Do 7. Tell It to the Church Telling the Church The Elders' Part How Does It Work? 8. Removal From the Midst "As a Heathen and a Tax Collector" The Terms and the Reality Procedures and Records Mourning 9. Restoring to Fellowship Forgiveness Assistance Reaffirmation of Love 10. Cross-Congregational Discipline What If the Church Defaults? Respecting Discipline Handling Church Hoppers Divisive Persons Liberal Churches? 11. Encouragement Christ's Presence in the Process Answered Prayer Heaven and Earth How to Go About It Conclusion Scripture Index Subject Index
Jay E. Adams (PhD, University of Missouri) is a former director of advanced studies and professor of practical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, as well as a retired pastor. He has written over fifty books on pastoral ministry, preaching, counseling, Bible study, and Christian living. His books include Competent to Counsel, The Christian Counselor's Manual, and Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage in the Bible. En este estudio de homiletica Jay E. Adams enfoca la necesidad que hay de mensajes que fluyan de un corazo devoto a Dios para que penetren en ele corazon del oyente. Este libro le ayudara a recibir el mensaje biblico de Dios para el pueblo y predicarlo al corazon.