In this article, David Edling provides a way forward in handling the most difficult pastoral situations. Edling asks the question, how would Jesus have us intervene to restore people who have become trapped in sin? He portrays church discipline as a series of sensible, engaging and courageous actions by a loving community (rather than as a punitive decree of ecclesiastical censure).
Church Discipline: God’s Search and Rescue Plan
from the Journal of Biblical Counseling 20:3 | 2002