Church discipline preserves holiness, fellowship, testimony, mission and doctrinal purity, and includes the following purposes: redemption, correction, protection, purification and justice.
Hebrews 6:4–6 is the crux interpretum of 5:11–6:8, and really for the entire book.
Three conversions represent three ethnological divisions found in Gen. 10: the Ethiopian eunuch Acts 8, a descendant of Ham; Saul of Tarsus, Acts 9, a descendant of Shem; and the Roman centurion, Cornelius, Acts 10, a descendant of Japheth.
Using active illustrations helps to communicate the gospel.
Whatever it takes is the heart attitude of one who genuinely desires salvation.