Karl Schmidt

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Victor Bartling

Scripture References in this Resource

Matthew 18:15-18; Matthew 10:5-14; Matthew 5:23-24; Matthew 8:11-12; Matthew 21:31-32; Matthew 18:15-20; Luke 17:3; Deuteronomy 19:15; Matthew 5:46-47; Matthew 5:1-7:29; Matthew 9:36-11:1; Matthew 13:1-53; Matthew 18:1-19:1; Matthew 23:1-26:1; Matthew 13:53-19:1; Matthew 15:1-9; Matthew 15:10-21; Matthew 16:1-12; Matthew 17:24-27; Matthew 14:13-21; Matthew 15:32-39; Matthew 14:22-36; Matthew 15:22-31; Matthew 16:13-28; Matthew 17:1-23


The basic purpose of this study of Matthew 18:15-17, as is the case with the valid study of any portion of Holy Scripture, is to determine the message which the Lord here speaks to His people today. More specifically, this study seeks to determine two things: (l) whether or not our Lord here lays down an explicit procedure for dealing with the sinning brother, and (2) whether this particular section of Scripture speaks only of personal relationships among Christians, or also of formal ecclesiastical discipline and excommunication.

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