The attraction of the early church was looking at how believers loved each other.

People want to be a part of that kind of community.

The Bible calls it “one another-ing.”

59 “One Anothers” of the New Testament

1. “…Be at peace with each other.” (Mark 9:50)

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

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

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. “…Love one another…” (John 13:34 & 35); (John 15:12), (John 15:17). (John 13:34), (Romans 13:8)

Honor, Harmony And Holy Kisses

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

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

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, 16, 17. “Greet one another with a holy kiss…” (Romans 16:16); (I Corinthians 16:20); (II Corinthians 13:12)

Warnings

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

19. “Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.” (Galatians 5:26)

20. “…When you come together to eat, wait for each other.” (I Cor. 11:33)

21. “…Have equal concern for each other.” (I Corinthians 12:25)

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

Burden Bearers

23. “Carry each other’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)

Patiently Build

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. “…Build each other up…” (I Thessalonians 5:11)

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

Instruct

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

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

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

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

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

Encourage

37, 38. “…Encourage each other…”(I Thessalonians 4:18); (I 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)

Serve, Pray, Live

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

44. “Don’t grumble against each other…” (James 5:9)

45. “Confess your sins to each other…” (James 5:16)

46. “…Pray for each other.” (James 5:16)

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

Hospitality

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

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

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

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

Humility And Love

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

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

54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59. “…Love one another.” (I John 3:11); (I John 3:23); (I John 4:7); (I John 4:11); (I John 4:12); (II John 5)

(Taken From Carl F. George, Prepare Your Church for the Future (Tarrytown: Revell, 1991), 129-131)

APPLICATION: Which “one another” are you using today? Please leave a comment below.


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Pastor at North Pointe Community Church for 27 years. Happily married to Jocelyn for 38 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vinnie; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three gorgeous daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love being a pastor and inspiring faith in Jesus through communicating, blogging, counseling and coaching. I enjoy running, reading, writing and ball hockey. Fan of the Esks and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers

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