Thursday, February 16, 2012

Love One Another

“One Anothers” 

There are 36 “One Anothers” in the New Testament
These are in 14 categories 

These are instructive in defining Christian behavior within the Church
They are the “How To” of Church Life
They reveal what a healthy Church looks like
The Scriptures tell us to… 

Be Devoted to One Another
Accept One Another
Bear With One Another
Forgive One Another
Honor One Another
Live in Harmony with One Another
Greet One Another(holy kiss)
Serve One Another
Submit to One Another
Stop Judging One Another
Encourage One Another
Offer Hospitality to One Another
Be Humble Towards One Another 

…and most importantly… LOVE ONE ANOTHER 


JOHN’S HEART – Only gospel to record this Command 

COMMANDED
John 13:34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 

1 John 3:23 And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us. 

FOUNDATIONAL
1 John 3:11 This is the message you heard from the beginning. We should love one another. 

EVIDENCE
1 John 4:7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 

RESPONSIVE
1 John 4:11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one
another. 

COMPLETING
1 John 4:12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. 

A WITNESS
John 13:35 By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” 

HOW SHOULD WE LOVE ONE ANOTHER 

We return to the verse where we started… 

John 13:34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 

We are to love one another in the same way Jesus loved us 

How did Jesus love us? 

1 John 3:16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. 17 If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? 18 Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. 19This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence 20whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. 

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