Saturday, November 6, 2010

Those "one another"s

As followers of Christ and brothers and sisters in Christ we are called to help one another grow toward Christian maturity by:

  • bearing one another's burdens (Gal 6:2)
  • encouraging one another (1 Th 4:18; Heb 10:25)
  • exhorting one another (Heb 3:13)
  • praying for one another
  • confessing our sins to one another (Jm 5:16)
  • speaking the truth in love to one another (Eph 4:15)
  • admonishing one another (Col 3:16)
  • building up one another (1 Th 5:11)
  • teaching one another (Col 3:16)
  • comforting one another (1 Cor 13:11)
  • submitting to one another (Eph 5:21)
  • serving one another (Mt 20:27-8)
  • patiently bearing one another (Eph 4:2)
  • regarding one another as more important than ourselves (Rom 12:10)
  • caring for one another (1 Pt 4:10)
  • exercising our spiritual gifts to serve one another (1 Pt 4:10)
  • being kind and tenderhearted to one another (Eph 4:32)
  • forgiving one another (Eph 4:32)
  • loving one another (Jn 13:34-5)
So, the question is: are doing these "one another"s?


Talloaf said...

A good follow up questiion, are we seeking opportunities to do them or are we sitting by passively doing them whenever someone gets desperate enough to ask for it?

Maël said...

I wholeheartedly agree. It has to be proactive, not reactive.

Jonathan said...

Yes, it's quite the list. For most of my life I've been putting money in a plate so someone else can do most of this list full time.

I'm starting to realize this list is for me as well.

God bless!

Maël said...

Jonathan, welcome to my blog.

That is a great and sobering realization. Welcome to a wonderful journey to following God more fully.

Eric said...


Thanks for putting this list together. What a wonderful reminder.

We see that we need to be intentional in both giving and receiving what God has for us through others.

I hope things are going well for you out in TX. Please give our love to Cindy.

God bless you brother,


Maël said...

Hey Eric:

nice to hear from you. This is the list that I put together when I crafted the Messiah covenant. I pull it out on a regular basis to help others see, and to remind myself, all that God has called us to do for one another.

Things here in TX are busy, but doing well.

You ought to drop by ETS in Atlanta next week ...

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