Monday, November 16, 2009

Belonging To One Another 2

Well, here we are again.

Have you given any thought about, “belonging to one another”? What is our relationship with one another as believers in the Body of Christ? What does it means to belong to each other – i.e., to live in right relationship with each other?The “One-Another” Verses of ScriptureThe New Testament has much to say about our relationships with one another as fellow-members of the Body of Christ. Here is a collection of these “one-another” verses.

11. We are to LIVE IN FELLOWSHIP with one another

1 John 1:7. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

12. We are to LIVE AT PEACE with one another

Mark 9:50. Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with each other.

13. We are to LIVE IN HARMONY with one another

Romans 12:16. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.

14. We are to BEAR WITH one another

Ephesians 4:2. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

15. We are to INSTRUCT AND TEACH one another

Romans 15:14. I myself am convinced, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, complete in knowledge and competent to instruct one another.

16. We are to PRAY for one another

James 5:16. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

17. We are to SHARE with one another

Romans 12:13. Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

18. We are to ACCEPT one another

Romans 15:7. Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.

19. We are to AGREE with one another

1 Corinthians 1:10. I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought.

20. We are to BUILD UP one another

Jude 1:20. But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit.

Compiled by Wayne Becker for the Agape Class at Fort Myers Evangelical Free Church in the winter of 2008


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