Building the Dynamics of the "One Another’s"

Real community is going to be tough at times.

" … Love one another … " John 13:34

"Be devoted to one anotherHonor one another above yourselves." Romans 12:10

"Live in harmony with one another." Romans 12:16

"Accept one another … " Romans 15:7

" … Instruct one another." Romans 15:14

"Greet one another … " Romans 16:16

" … Agree with one another … "1 Corinthians 1:10

"Serve one another in love." Galatians 5:13

"Be patient, bearing with one anotherin love." Ephesians 4:2

"Bekind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other … " Ephesians 4:32

"Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs." Ephesians 5:19

"Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ." Ephesians 5:21

" … Teach and admonish one another with all wisdom … " Colossians 3:16

"Encourage one another daily … " Hebrews3: 13

"Spur one another on toward love and good deeds." Hebrews 10:24

Brothers, do not slander one another." James 4:11

"Confess your sins to one another and pray for each other … " James 5:16

"Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling." 1 Peter 4:9

"All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another … " 1 Peter 5:5

" … Have fellowship with one another … " 1 John 1:7

Wow, what a list! I count 23 do's and one don't. How in this world are we supposed to live like that with other Christ-followers? Isn't this hard enough to do with our own families? What if I just do not like some people in my community? What were Jesus and His disciples thinking? Do I not recall a few spats among the 12 even when Jesus was around? And didn't they continue to have conflict after he left? Of course they did.

By now you realize hopefully that I am being a bit facetious. Ok, a lot ...

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