Summer 2021 Bible Reading Plan, Week 3 - Not 'Me' But 'We' - The 'One Anothers' of the New Testament
This week we'll read through selected Scriptures.
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As we, as a local church, take up the call to 'Be the Church Again' let's continue to look to His word for our strength, encouragement, and inspiration.
As you read through these selected scriptures allow the Holy Spirit to impact your heart with the truth that all of these commands are walked out in fellowship, in community with one another. God's will, His plan is for us to be discovering His truth together.
Mark 9:50 - Salt is good, but if the salt has lost its saltiness, how will you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.
John 13:34-35 - “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
John 15:12,17 - This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you...These things I command you, so that you will love one another.
Romans 12:5,10,16 - ...so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another...Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor...Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.
Romans 15:7,14 - Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God...that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able to instruct one another.
Romans 16:16 - Greet one another with a holy kiss.
1 Corinthians 11:33 - So then, my brothers, when you come together to eat, wait for one another. (Be considerate)
1 Corinthians 12:25 - ...that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another.
2 Corinthians 13:11 - Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.
Galatians 5:13 - For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
**Galatians 5:15 - But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.
**Galatians 5:26 - Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.
Galatians 6:2 - Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
Ephesians 4:2,32 - ...with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, ...Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
Ephesians 5:19,21 - ...addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart...submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.
**Colossians 3:9 - Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices.
Colossians 3:13,16 - ...bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive...Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom.
1 Thessalonians 4:18 - Therefore encourage one another with these words.
1 Thessalonians 5:11,15 - Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing...See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone.
2 Thessalonians 1:3 - We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing.
**Titus 3:3 - For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another.
Hebrews 3:13 - But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.
Hebrews 10:24, 25 - And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
**Hebrews 10:25 - ...not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
**James 4:11 - Do not speak evil against one another, brothers.
**James 5:9 - Do not grumble against one another, brothers.
James 5:16 - Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed.
1 Peter 1:22 - Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart.
1 Peter 4:8-10 - Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace.
1 Peter 5:5 - ...Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
1 John 1:7 - But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
1 John 3:11,23 - For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another...And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us.
1 John 4:7,11,12 - Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God...Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.
2 John 1:5 - And now I ask you, dear lady—not as though I were writing you a new commandment, but the one we have had from the beginning—that we love one another.
Questions for Reflection and Discussion:
1. Meditate on the scriptures not marked with “**” periodically over the summer. Ask yourself if each one is a description and reflection of your walk with the Lord and His church.
2. The passages marked with “**” are ones that address sinful behavior and actions that greatly negatively affect our relationship with one another.