Building Up One Another
How can our church become a mature body of believers, reflecting “the fruit of the Spirit”? The answer is clear in Scripture. All believers must “live by the Spirit” and “keep in step with the Spirit” (Gal. 5:25). To do this, we must practice the “one another” exhortations that build up the body of Christ (Eph. 4:16) rather than destroying and dismantling it (Gal. 5:15). We must obey God’s Word. In no instance are these exhortations qualified, such as “if you feel like it,” “if it’s convenient,” “if it fits your personality,” etc. These exhortations form a profile for doing the will of God! All Christians are to be involved. We must be committed to looking for opportunities to carry out these positive “one another” injunctions in our personal lives. At the same time we must avoid practicing the negative “one anothers.” This is the essence of love!
Come explore with your sisters in Christ twelve significant “one another” commands of the New Testament, and follow the practical steps for developing them in your own life and in the life of our church.
Monday evenings beginning February 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the church. (If you prefer a daytime study, please contact Linda Gable.)
Textbook: Building Up One Another by Gene Getz. Cost: $12. Contact Linda by Jan. 27 to order a book.