The churches of Christ Greet You (Romans 16:16)


Jesus has ordained mutual (sharing together) ministries within the body of Christ.

He has given imperative (absolutely required) commands under which each member is accountable.


Lord willing, for our Bible class this morning, we will read and briefly discuss a number of passages dealing with our “one another” duties (Prayer).


Mark 9:50 – Have peace one with another (Matthew 5:9) HOW? Gal.5:26; James 5:16; Ephesians 4:32; James 4:11 (Psalm 15:1-3)


John 13:12-17 – Wash one another’s feet (serve each other)


Romans 14:19 – Edify one another (How?) seven ways - Romans 12:10; Heb. 10:24; Gal. 6:2;

1 Peter 3:8; 1 Peter 4:9; James 5:16; Eph. 4:25 (Colossians 3:9;

 Revelation 21:8)


Romans 15:1-5 – Be likeminded one toward another (Philippians 2:2-7; 1 Peter 5:5)


Romans 15:14 – Admonish one another (warn, advise, counsel against something, scold in a

                                    mild and good-willed manner) – Two ways: 1 Cor. 4:14; Col. 3:16


 2 Corinthians 13:12 – Greet one another with a holy kiss (handshake/hug)


1 Thessalonians 4:18 – Comfort one another (1 Thessalonians 4:13-17; 2 Corinth. 1:3-4)



John 13:34 – This AGAPE love is an action (not simply an emotion or feeling); Galatians 5:13 – By love serve one another (Matthew 7:12; 20:28); Romans 12:10 – Be kindly affectionate one to another with brotherly love; Ephesians 4:2 – Forbear with one another in love; 1 Peter 1:22 – Love one another with a pure heart fervently; Romans 13:8 – Love fulfils the law.


Notice how most of the above passages require DEEDS above feelings (1 John 3:18).

Revelation 2:4-5 – The church at Ephesus left their first love.

Neglect these duties and the church grows cold…

Perform these duties and there is warmth that is inviting even to the outsider…


Brethren, with these ministries well attended to we will grow.

Without them, we will become like a body without a soul (DEAD).

James 2:26 – “Without works” faith and love are dead.


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