The One Anothers
Simply put, the Church is the collection of Jesus followers. You were not called to follow Jesus by yourself. Watch the video to learn a practical and functioning definition and description of what the Church is suppose to be.
DAY 15| The One Anothers
As we finish up the week talking about what it means to love like Jesus, we focus our attention on the various “one another” passages in the New Testament. Did you know there are over 50 “one another” passages in the New Testament?
The early church valued relationships with one another because Jesus valued relationships with one another. How we treat one another is a direct reflection on how we view God. Because God has forgiven us, we can forgive one another. As Jesus served us, we can serve one another. Read just a few examples below of “one another” passages.
13 For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
19 addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart,
3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,
One thing that is interesting to note when reading this passage is the underlying assumption found in several of these verses…. it’s assumed that we are going to get on each other’s nerves! The Bible doesn’t say that becoming a Christian means you’re perfect and that you’ll get along perfectly with other perfect people. Instead, we find verses that say things like “forgive one another” and “bear one another’s burdens,” demonstrating the fact that there will be sins to be forgiven and burdens to bear.
Love is Like BreathingWhen you think about your vertical relationship with God and your horizontal relationship with people, picture taking a deep breath.
Breathing in = loving God
Breathing out = loving people
You cannot only breath in, nor can you only breath out. If you want the proper oxygen flow in and through your body, you need to have a regular rhythm of both breathing in and breathing out. Taking in a deep breath of loving God will actually give you the ability to love others the way Jesus loved us. A breath today and make the conscious choice to love like Jesus.