Beginning a series on the introductory chapters of the book of Acts. Acts is widely understood as a follow-up to the gospel of Luke, and written by the same author. Verse 8 is what many consider the thesis statement of the book, how the gospel spread within the city where it started, then to the land of historical Israel, then to the Roman Empire.
If a Christian in your local church abandons his faith or sins relentlessly with no desire to change at all, what should that church do? Ignore it? Even if he leaves, should the church just take a sigh of relief and never discuss it again? The Bible is actually very specific on how to handle such a situation, and it is blunt.