The One-Another’s, the Local Church and You

By Russ
A few weeks ago in my church’s leadership develpoment class we took a look at the local church and what we are called to do. below is a list of commands from the N.T. that we are to do for one another (compiled by Smedly Yates). In light of the list below, how can you do these things and do them well if you are not plugged into a local body?

The One-Another’s:
accept one another (Romans 15:7)
admonish one another (Romans 15:14; Colossians 3:16)
be at peace with one another (1 Thessalonians 5:13)
be devoted to one another in brotherly love (Romans 12:10)
be hospitable to one another (1 Peter 4:9)
be humble toward one another (1 Peter 5:5)
be kind to one another (Ephesians 4:32)
be of the same mind with one-another (Romans 12:16; 15:5)
be subject to one another (Ephesians 5:21)
bear one another’s burdens (Galatians 6:2)
bear with one another (Colossians 3:13)
build up one another (Romans 14:19; 1 Thessalonians 5:11)
care for one another (1 Corinthians 12:25)
comfort one another (1 Thessalonians 4:18)
confess your sins to one another (James 5:16)
do not challenge one another (Galatians 5:26)
do not complain against one another (James 5:9)
do not envy one another (Galatians 5:26)
do not judge one another (Romans 14:13)
do not lie to one another (Colossians 3:9)
do not repay one another evil for evil (1 Thessalonians 5:15)
do not speak against one another (James 4:11)
do not sue one another (1 Corinthians 6:7)
encourage one another (Hebrews 3:13; 10:25; 1 Thessalonians 5:11)
forgive one another (Ephesians 4:32; Colossians 3:13)
greet one another (Romans 16:16; 1 Corinthians 16:20; 2 Corinthians 13:12; 1 Peter 5:14)
fellowship with one another (1 John 1:7; Hebrews 10:25)
love one another (Romans 13:8; 1 Thessalonians 3:12; 4:9; see also 2 Thessalonians 1:3; 1 Peter 1:22; 1 Peter
4:8; 1 John 3:11,23; 4:7,11,12; 2 John 1:5; John 13:34-35; John 15:12,17)
pray for one another (James 5:16)
prefer one another (Romans 12:10; see also Phil 2:3-4)
regard one another as more important than yourselves (Phil 2:3)
Seek good for one another (1 Thessalonians 5:15)
Serve one another (Galatians 5:13; 1 Peter 4:10)
speak to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs (Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16)
Speak truthfully to one another (Ephesians 4:25)
Stimulate one another to love and good deeds (Hebrews 10:24)
Tolerate one another (Ephesians 4:2)
Wait for one another (1 Corinthians 11:33)
Wash one another’s feet (John 13:14)

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