Let’s Strive to Perfect our ONE ANOTHERS as a Church Family

Let us strive to perfect our ONE ANOTHERS as a Church family.

If we are to thrive as a New Testament church, then  a good starting point is learning to truly live out the “One Another” passages of the Scripture. Below are 59 references in which the disciple of Christ is told to do something for “one another.”

1. “Be at peace with one another” (Mark 9:50)

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

3. “Love one another” (John 13:34)

4. “Love one another” (John 13:34)

5. “Love one another” (John 13:35)

6. “Love one another” (John 15:12)

7. “Love one another” (John 15:17)

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

9. “Honor one another above yourselves” (Romans 12:10)

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

11. “Love one another” (Romans 13:8)

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

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

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

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

16. “When you come together to eat, wait for one another” (1 Cor. 11:33)

17. “Have equal concern for each other” (1 Corinthians 12:25)

18. “Greet one another with a holy kiss” (1 Corinthians 16:20)

19. “Greet one another with a holy kiss” (2 Corinthians 13:12)

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

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

22. “Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying one another” (Galatians 5:26)

23. “Carry one another’s burdens” (Galatians 6:2)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

34. “Admonish one another (Colossians 3:16)

35. “Make your love increase and overflow for each other” (1 Thessalonians 3:12)

36. “Love each other” (1 Thessalonians 4:9)

37. “Comfort one another” (1 Thessalonians 4:18)

38. “Encourage each other” (1 Thessalonians 5:11)

39. “Build each other up” (1 Thessalonians 5:11)

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

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

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

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

44. “Don’t grumble against one another” (James 5:9)

45. “Confess your sins to one another” (James 5:16)

46. “Pray for one another” (James 5:16)

47. “Love one another deeply, from the heart” (1 Peter 3:8)

48. “Live in harmony with one another” (1 Peter 3:8)

49. “Love each other deeply” (1 Peter 4:8)

50. “Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling” (1 Peter 4:9)

51. “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others” (1 Peter 4:10)

52. “Clothe yourselves with humility toward one another” (1 Peter 5:5)

53. “Greet one another with a kiss of love” (1 Peter 5:14)

54. “Love one another” (1 John 3:11)

55. “Love one another” (1 John 3:23)

56. “Love one another” (1 John 4:7)

57. “Love one another” (1 John 4:11)

58. “Love one another” (1 John 4:12)

59. “Love one another” (2 John 1:5)



The Believer and Indwelling Sin 

“For we know that the Law is spiritual; but I am of flesh, sold into bondage to sin. For that which I am doing, I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I would like to do, but I am doing the very thing I hate. But if I do the very thing I do not wish to do, I agree with the Law, confessing that it is good. So now, no longer am I the one doing it, but sin which indwells me” (Romans 7:14-17).
Believers have been freed from sin’s power, but not from its presence.
Romans 7:14-25 is perhaps the most autobiographical passage in all of Scripture. In this poignant account Paul describes in vivid, striking language his battle with indwelling sin. So powerful is that language that some believe it refers to Paul’s life before his conversion. But the apostle describes himself as one who seeks to obey God’s law and who hates evil (vv. 15, 19, 21), who is humble and broken over his sin (v. 18), and who acknowledges Jesus Christ as Lord and serves Him with his mind (v. 25). None of those things characterize an unbeliever. Read more…


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