BIBLICAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF BELIEVERS ONE TO ANOTHER

BIBLICAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF BELIEVERS ONE TO ANOTHER

## A BASIC CONCEPT (Doctrine) – about all church age believers
“We are one body in Christ, & every one members one of-another.” Rom. 12:5, Eph. 4:25b
– Study Paul’s “Body Illustration” in I Cor. 12:12-27

## A BASIC COMMAND (God’s 1st Commandment) – Mark 12:28-34 **vs.30,31
– Must be obeyed first if a believer is to really “One Another (1 An.) another believer!

## A study of the N.T. shows the following “One Another” responsibilities which all believers
have to each other
.  (*All the 1 An. commands are in the present tense = continuous duty)
{This includes to children, teenagers, adults & senior citizens; the loveable & hard to love.}
1.  Love 1 An. – John 13:34 (& other refs.) #*= the foundation duty underlying all the rest
to follow,       Definition of love+ I Cor. 13:4-7
2.  Comfort (encourage, exhort) 1 An.- #I Thess. 5:11   (A Key Verse in all this)
3.  Edify (build-up) 1 An.- I Thess. 5:11 & Prov, 12:25
4.  Be of the same mind & Be like minded 1 to Another- Rom. 12:16, Phil. 2:2
5.  Receive (accept) & Greet 1 An.- Rom. 15:7, Phil. 4:21a, Rom. 16:16a
6.  Be kindly affectioned (devoted) 1 to An- Rom. 12:10a
7.  In honor prefer 1 An. (honor 1 An.- above yourself)- Rom. 12:10b
8.  Be not judging (to put down) 1 An.- Rom. 14:13 (with clarification- must make judgments)
9.  Admonish & Teach 1 An.- Rom. 15:14, Col. 3:16    (Counsel & Instruct)
10.Do not go to law (court) with 1 An.- I Cor. 6:7
11. By Love serve 1 An.- Gal. 5:13
12. Do not bite & devour 1 An.- Gal. 5:15  with Eph. 4:29
13. Provoke not nor envy 1 An.- Gal 5:26
14. Bear (help carry) 1 An.’ Burdens- Gal. 6:2
15. Forbear (bear with) 1 An.- Col. 3:13a
16. Be KIND 1 to An.- Eph. 4:32
17. Forgive 1 An.- Eph. 4:32  (As God has forgiven you)
18. Submit 1 to An.- Eph. 5:21  (With No. 4 above) (not having to have own way all the time)
19. In lowliness esteem 1 An.- Phil. 2:3  (Humble mind-set)
20. Lie not 1 to An.- Col. 3:9  (ie. Be honest)
21. Provoke (encourage) to (show) love & (do) good works- Heb. 10:24 ***w/vs. 25
22. Grudge (murmer) not against 1 An.- Jas. 5:9  (Why? vs.5:9b)
23. Confess faults 1 to An.- Jas. 5:16
24. Pray for 1 An.- Jas. 5:16b
25. Speak not (nor do) evil of (or to) 1 An.- I Pet. 3:9,10
26. Use hospitality 1 to An.- I Pet. 4:9,10

### Most of these Responsibilities could apply to people who are not believers in Christ (not one another) – Matt. 22:39,  5:44, 7:12, Phil.2:4

### THE LORD WILL HELP YOU DO THESE THINGS  (Heb. 13:5b,6 & Phil. 4:13)!                       DO
He will bless you,  your family and church as you daily do them (Lk. 11:28, Ps. 128:1).       THEM

* → ???? How would God say you are doing in these areas??  How could you improve??

### BEWARE of a cold or hardened heart (Rev. 3:15-17,  Mk. 6:52) & Satan’s temptations!!

 

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