We might think getting along with fellow Christians ought to be easy. But it’s not. In fact, the book of Corinthians attests to this fact.
So, there are numerous exhortations in the Bible about developing a harmonious relationship and a more meaningful fellowship. Often they are issued as a part of the “one another” commands.
Today’s list offers 13 positive one another commands.
13 WAYS TO BUILD A GREAT RELATIONSHIP IN THE CHURCH
1. Be at peace with one another (Mk 9:50).
2. Be of the same mind with one another (Rom 12:16, 15:5).
3. Accept one another (Rom 15:7).
4. Gently, patiently bear with one another (Eph 4:2).
5. Be kind, tender-hearted, and forgiving to one another (Eph 4:32).
6. Seek good for one another, and don’t repay evil for evil (1 Th 5:15).
7. Confess sins to one another (Jas 5:16).
8. Serve one another (Gal 5:13).
9. Give preference to one another in honor (Rom 12:10).
10. Speak truth to one another (Eph 4:25).
11. Comfort one another (1 Thess. 4:18)
12. Encourage and edify one another (1 Thess. 5:11).
13. Love one another (Jn 13;34-35).
Following these commands in our churches will truly show the world that we are indeed members who belong to one another (Rom 12:4-5).
–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman