Here's a recap of the devotions we have been sharing on our recent tour, focusing on the ' One another' verses.
Romans 12:10 NIV Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 NIV Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
What ways could we be more effective at honoring each other? building each other up? encouraging each other?
Ephesians 4:2 NIV Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
Do I give the same amount of patience and grace as I get? What ways should I be more patient? What ways might people have to be patient with me?
Colossians 3:16 NIV Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.
How do you measure up as a 'teacher' using Godly wisdom? Are you willing to admonish?
John 13:34-35 NIV “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
How well do we model 'love' to others? When the pressure comes can we still model love?
Read 1 Corinthians 13.4-7 and replace 'love' or 'it' with your own name. How well do you match up?
Ephesians 4:32 NIV Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
When we get hurt or offended, is our reaction retaliation, resolution, or forgiveness?
Galatians 5:13 NIV You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh ; rather, serve one another humbly in love.
Is our attitude 'serve us' or 'service'?
What do we project? How could we change?