In Every church their are always two categories of people, wanting to stay in her. The first category are those who truly got born again and seek to please God. The second category are carnal Christians and those who do evil. They try to hid under the church to perpetuate their evil works and satisfy their carnality. This latter part are few compared to the first category. But what we see in the church world today is that the church focuses more on the latter category than the first category, thereby loosing the first in the process. You don’t and cannot get the fruits of righteousness flowing in a church by focusing on sin or by some set of rules, it never works, even as we see in the life’s of the Israelites, for the more the laws, the more they sinned Exodus 20 & Romans7.
By focusing on righteousness and Grace, believers in the church would be strengthened and blossom in Christ Jesus, while the unbelievers in the church would be brought to repentance by Jesus Himself because it is the goodness of God that bring people to repentance Rom.2:4, not the law nor religion. Also, if a believer in that church falls to sin, the church is to restore such a person through Grace, not law in judging them. Notice that Grace doesn’t teach us to encourage sin but to deal with sin by turning to Grace in the Spirit of meekness Gal.6:1- 2. When you subject sin to the acid test of Grace, sin dries up from the roots.