Most of our worries and concerns are directly related to the people we know and love well–or at least the people we attempt to love. When religious leaders asked Jesus what was the most important command, Jesus commanded us to love God with all our heart, soul, and mind, and our neighbor as ourselves. The first is relationship with God, and the second is relationship with others. These are not two separate steps but one interrelated command. If you love God, you are obligated to love others. The only way you will be capable of loving others is to love God.
In this sermon series entitled, The People Principles, we will examine biblical principles regarding relationships both within the family and outside the family. Our textbook will be Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. Of all the families that should have good relationships with each other, surely it would be the church family. However, the church family in Corinth had conflict, jealousy, distrust, and at least one church member with immorality in his life. This series can impact your relationships with family and friends, but more importantly, it can impact your relationship with God.