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April 26, 2011 / Daniel

The “One-Another” Passages in the NT

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Dan Williams, our pastor in Chadron, often spoke about the “one another” passages in the NT.  Here is a list of some of these commands.

  • Love one another (John 13:22, 24, 35; 15:12, 17; Rom 12:10; Eph 4:2; 1 Thess 3:12; 4:9, 1 Pet 1:22, 4:8; 1 John 3:11, 3:23, 4:7, 11, 12; 2 John 5)
  • Treat one another as you want to be treated (Matt 7:12)
  • Wash feet for one another (John 13:14).  The implication is to serve one another.
  • Show honor to one another (Rom 12:10)
  • Live in harmony with one another (Rom 12:16; 15:5)
  • Don’t pass judgment on one another in regard to disputed things (Rom 14:13)
  • Welcome one another (Rom 15:7)
  • Instruct one another (Rom 15:14)
  • Greet one another (Rom 15:16; 1 Cor 16:20; 2 Cor. 13:12; 1 Pet 5:14)
  • Share communion together (1 Cor 11:33).  One implication of this might be to share meals with one another.
  • Care for one another (1 Cor 12:25)
  • Comfort one another (2 Cor 13:11)
  • Agree with one another (2 Cor 13:11)
  • Serve one another (Gal 5:13)
  • Don’t bite and devour one another (Gal 5:15)
  • Don’t be conceited, provoking and envying one another (Gal 5:26)
  • Bear the burdens of one another (Gal 6:2; Eph 4:2)
  • Be kind, forgiving one another (Eph 4:32)
  • Sing and share Scripture with one another (Eph 5:19; Col 3:16)
  • Submit to one another (Eph 5:21).  The context is the household codes.
  • Don’t lie to one another (Col 3:9)
  • Teach and admonish one another (Col 3:16)
  • Encourage each other with the hope of the resurrection (1 Thess 4:18; 5:11).  The context is the death of loved ones.
  • Build one another up (1 Thess 5:11)
  • Seek to do good for one another (1 Thess 5:15)
  • Exhort one another to persevere in the faith (Heb 3:13; 10:25)
  • Stir each other up to love and good works (Heb 10:24)
  • Meet with each other (Heb 10:25)
  • Don’t speak evil against each other (James 4:11)
  • Don’t grumble about one another (James 5:9)
  • Confess your sins to one another (James 5:16)
  • Pray for each other (James 5:16).  The context suggests prayers for healing.
  • Open up your homes to one another (1 Pet 4:9)
  • Show humility to one another (1 Pet 5:5)
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