“Those who are sinning rebuke in the presence of all, that the rest also may fear.” 1 Tim 5:20
Now there’s some advice that’s gone largely ignored in modern times. Paul wasn’t messing around in his instructions to Timothy. Here, he gets right down to it! The early church was much different than what we see today, especially in Bible Belt America. More often than not the church gathering was held in homes in that time. In fact there wasn’t a designated church building for several hundred years after the day of Pentecost.