Members of One Another
As a local church, we are to function in harmony as the body of Christ. As in any relationship, working together does not come automatically but takes the concentrated effort of each part. We must LEARN to interact with one another according to the principles of God.
As the Psalmist exclaims, “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is / For brethren to dwell together in unity” (133:1)! It is this unity that most brilliantly reflects the light of Jesus and most effectively accomplishes the work of the Lord.
Members of One Another focuses on a phrase that occurs about ninety-nine times in the New Testament—“one another.” In the original language, this phrase is actually from one word, “allelon,” and is used in about sixty contexts in ways that help us understand our responsibilities to each other. This series of lessons focuses on understanding these contexts in order to reflect this “one another” Christianity.
These lessons are designed to be growth sessions, not gripe sessions. If anything is accomplished, each Christian must begin with application to self before making constructive comments about the actions of others.