Well Pleasing to God

I Corinthians 10:1-11

In this day and age we have an abundance of folks who approach the local church and Christianity with the same attitude they would approach a business or restaurant. They mistakenly think that 'service' is spelled 'serve us'. They have a consumer attitude toward the church and the things of God. They are less concerned about pleasing God than about pleasing themselves!

What will the church do for me? Or how would becoming a Christian benefit me? Unfortunately, that same kind of thinking is permeating the lives of believers. We are too busy with our own affairs to commit to doing what is truly pleasing to God. Solomon wrote that "there is no new thing under the sun". So this consumer mentality really isn't anything new. In the NT we find that there was church and a group of believers that were experiencing a number of similar problems…the place was called Corinth. The apostle Paul wrote this church a letter of correction.

Read: 1 Co. 9:24-27; 1 Co. 10:1-11

Paul uses the nation of Israel as a prime example in giving a serious warning to the church at Corinth concerning how they were living. It also serves as a warning to us this morning concerning living in a way that is NOT well pleasing to God.

Jesus sets the standard for us in all thing. In John 8:29 He said.

I. The Example Given. v1-5

II. The Warning for Us v6-10