Whatever the Church wants for the city, it must first become within its own walls. And whatever a Church believes within its walls, it must then translate into its dealings with the city. This community, living as Christ for the world, is captured in a series of “one another” statements. There are 59 such statements in the New Testament (gospels and general epistles included), and the most common is to “love one another,” which occurs 17 times. Of the remaining 42, six are apophatic or negative (“do not pass judgment on one another; do not provoke one another”), and 4 speak of “holy kisses.” Subtracting all these from the whole, there are 32 “one another” statements throughout the New Testament that describe, in practical terms, what it means to live as the Body of Christ. This series will cluster these statements around six core themes.

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Love Complete

In Jesus, God’s solution to a universal problem is a particular person and not just a person but a people through whom God will bless the earth. These people live with God and God lives through these people in ways that are peculiar, yet attractive to the rest of the world. The revelation of Jesus is not just about Jesus.…
January 6, 2019
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Accept One Another

“Live in harmony with one another. Don’t be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position… Do not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another… Instead, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another… accept one another, just as Christ accepted you in order to bring praise to God… be devoted to one another in brotherly love…
January 13, 2019
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Build Up One Another

“Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another… Don’t grumble against each other or you will be judged, for the Judge is standing at the door… Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing… Let us hold unswervingly to the hope that we profess… and let us consider how we may spur…
January 20, 2019
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Teach One Another

“I am convinced, my brothers and sisters, that you yourselves are full of goodness, complete in knowledge and competent to instruct one another… Submit to one another out of reverence to Christ… and let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom… set an example for the believers in speech,…
January 27, 2019
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Forgive One Another

“Do not repay evil for evil; if it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone… be patient, bearing with one another in love… Forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another; forgive, as the Lord forgave you… Confess your sins to one another and pray for each other so that you may…
February 3, 2019
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Serve One Another

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others more important than yourselves; each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others… Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.”
February 10, 2019
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Pray For One Another

Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction and faithful in prayer… Have equal concern for one another… (and) pray for each other so that you may be healed.
February 17, 2019
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Waking the Dead

In one of Jesus’ most memorable and disruptive miracles, he raises Lazarus from the dead. But this time he does not finish the miracle alone. He orders his disciples to “take off the grave clothes and let him go.” This week, we’ll profile some of our people who have been forming one another communities across our city. We’ll tell their…
February 24, 2019