I recommend the following books to help young people understand the great and mighty work that God wrought through frail, sinful and inadequate men and women.
The fact is, the doctrine of regeneration preceding faith dictates that the gospel—good news— is really not the good news at all because it cannot be received by anyone who just hears the good news, not even the elect.
Calvinists want to exalt, honor, and glorify God. However, their theology actually results in the antithesis of their desire.
Church discipline preserves holiness, fellowship, testimony, mission and doctrinal purity, and includes the following purposes: redemption, correction, protection, purification and justice.
If the attitude of those implementing discipline is not right, then what God designed to be a beautiful act of selfless love is transformed into an ugly act of power, even if all the other instructions are followed to the letter.