LIFE TOGETHER – THE ONE ANOTHERS

Yesterday at our churches worship gathering was week three of our current series “Life Together“. We’ve been looking at what it would look like to live as a covenant community, on mission in our city for the glory of God.

Mystery, exists to “Glorify God, through lives transformed and a city change, by the power of the gospel.” To this end we labor, pursuing our mission to “Love Jesus, Live in Community and Make Disciples”.

As we unpacked Acts 2:42-47 we saw several things the early church, brought and bound together by the gospel, devoted themselves to. Scripture, Worship, Evangelism and Fellowship being primary to their there DNA as Gods people. When we look at “Fellowship” we find it was more than mere hanging out, but rather, it encompassed a  deep love and commitment to seeking and serving the good of one anther.

The New Testament lists over 50 “One Anothers”. These admonishments guard and guide us toward gospel togetherness. Reading through even a simple list will bring both conviction and challenge to the Spirit filled heart of any follower, for we are certainly not all of these things to one another. That said we are no less to prayer for and strive after seeing these traits thrive in us personally and corporately.

The following is a list of 52 of the NT “One Anothers” (There is some repetition no doubt meant by God to drive home some of the more central themes). God doesnt condemn us in Christ; the Spirit simply brings conviction. It’s important as we read through the list not to avoid the places we may fall short, but to embrace them as opportunities to pray and pursue Christ’s transforming work in our lives. What if you, listening toward the Lord’s leading, picked out 1-2 of these One Anothers and begin to pray for God to transform you in this area. What if, praying, you actively put into practice these traits that over the next days, weeks and months, Our Father loves to answer prayers for making us more like his Son. It brings him glory and us good. Why wouldn’t he, its the desire of his heart.

What would happen in our families, churches, schools and workplaces if you and I began express theses characteristics among the relationships God has placed you into? Image the presence of Christ lived out in our communities through the church? Puts a smile on y face just thinking about it in my life, let alone our lives collectively as a church.

Read, Pray, Print, Pursue and Enjoy.

The One Anothers

1.“…Be at peace with each other.” (Mark 9:50)

2.“…Wash one another’s feet.” (John 13:14)

3.“…Love one another…” (John 13:34,13:34,13:35,15:12)

4.“…Love one another” (John 15:17)

5.“Be devoted to one another in brotherly love…” (Romans 12:10)

6.“…Honor one another above yourselves. (Romans 12:10)

7.“Live in harmony with one another…” (Romans 12:16)

8.“…Love one another…” (Romans 13:8)

9.“…Stop passing judgment on one another.” (Romans 14:13)

10.“Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you…” (Romans 15:7)

11.“…Instruct one another.” (Romans 15:14)

12.“Greet one another with a holy kiss…” (Romans 16:16)

13.“…When you come together to eat, wait for each other.” (I Cor. 11:33)

14.“…Have equal concern for each other.” (I Corinthians 12:25)

15.“…Greet one another with a holy kiss.” (I Corinthians 16:20)

16.“Greet one another with a holy kiss.” (II Corinthians 13:12)

17.“…Serve one another in love.” (Galatians 5:13)

18.“If you keep on biting and devouring each other…you will be destroyed by each other.” (Galatians 5:15)

19.“Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.” (Galatians 5:26)

20.“Carry each other’s burdens…” (Galatians 6:2)

21.“…Be patient, bearing with one another in love.” (Ephesians 4:2)

22.“Be kind and compassionate to one another…” (Ephesians 4:32)

23.“…Forgiving each other…” (Ephesians 4:32)

24.“Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs.” (Ephesians 5:19)

25.“Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.” (Ephesians 5:21)

26.“…In humility consider others better than yourselves.” (Philippians 2:3)

27.“Do not lie to each other…” (Colossians 3:9)

28.“Bear with each other…” (Colossians 3:13)

29.“…Forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another.” (Colossians 3:13)

30.“Teach…[one another]” (Colossians 3:16)

31.“…Admonish one another (Colossians 3:16)

32.“…Make your love increase and overflow for each other.” (I Thessalonians 3:12)

33.“…Love each other.” (I Thessalonians 4:9)

34.“…Encourage each other…”(I Thessalonians 4:18)

35.“…Encourage each other…” I Thessalonians 5:11)

36.“…Build each other up…” (I Thessalonians 5:11)

37.“Encourage one another daily…” Hebrews 3:13)

38.“…Spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” (Hebrews 10:24)

39.“…Encourage one another.” (Hebrews 10:25)

40.“…Do not slander one another.” (James 4:11)

41.“Don’t grumble against each other…” (James 5:9)

42.“Confess your sins to each other…” (James 5:16)

43.“…Pray for each other.” (James 5:16)

44.“…Love one another deeply, from the heart.” (I Peter 3:8)

45.“…Live in harmony with one another…” (I Peter 3:8)

46.“…Love each other deeply…” (I Peter 4:8)

47.“Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.” (I Peter 4:9)

48.“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others…” (I Peter 4:10)

49.“…Clothe yourselves with humility toward one another…”(I Peter 5:5)

50.“Greet one an other with a kiss of love.” (I Peter 5:14)

51.“…Love one another.” (I John 3:11 3:23, 4:7, 4:11, 4:12)

52.“…Love one another.” (II John 5)

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