“When God calls us to himself, He calls us to community.”
These words have never been more true. Coming together to look at the back of someone else’s head has never been God’s design for community. Yes, we gather together to connect with the Father, but it has to be so much more than a few hours on Sunday. If that’s all we think about as community, how can we fulfill all the “one another” commands he gives us?
Honour One Another
Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.
Romans 12:10 (NLT)
Accept One Another
Therefore, accept each other just as Christ has accepted you so that God will be given glory.
Romans 15:7 (NLT)
See also Romans 12:16; 1 Peter 3:8; 1 Corinthians 1:10
Serve One Another
For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.
Galatians 5:13 (NLT)
Don’t Condemn One Another
So let’s stop condemning each other. Decide instead to live in such a way that you will not cause another believer to stumble and fall.
Romans 14:13 (NLT)
Submit to One Another
And further, submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
See also 1 Peter 5:5
Forgive One Another
Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.
Colossians 3:13 (NLT)
See also Ephesians 4:32
Encourage One Another
So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NLT)
See aslo Hebrews 3:13; Hebrews 10:24 ; Hebrews 10:25
Love One Another
You were cleansed from your sins when you obeyed the truth, so now you must show sincere love to each other as brothers and sisters. Love each other deeply with all your heart.
1 Peter 1:22 (NLT)
See also Romans 12:10; Ephesians 4:2
The day to day of every day
Let’s learn to live out the day to day of every day together.