Rightly Relating… to God


Rightly Relating… to God

September 24, 2023 by Scott Claybrook
Passages:1 Cor 1:1-9, 1 Cor 2:14-3:3

Sermon Synopsis

As we come out of speaking on God the Holy Spirit, we recognize relating to God leads us to the
powerful gift of relating in all areas of life. The Kingdom of God fully expresses itself in the
platform of relationship. This platform is often the greatest place of growth and advancement
of the Kingdom of God. It is also the area of greatest struggle. As we seek to grow mature in this local
church Body, we are seeking to rightly relate to God, each other, and those around us. Let us dive deep
into God’s design in this relating.

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1 Corinthians 1:1–9

1:1 Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sosthenes,

To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours:

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus, that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge—even as the testimony about Christ was confirmed among you—so that you are not lacking in any gift, as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 Corinthians 2:14–3:3

14 The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. 15 The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one. 16 “For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.

3:1 But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready, for you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way?