Thursday, July 15, 2010
Love IS the Answer
Accept one another (No matter what)
So reach out and welcome one another to God's glory. Jesus did it; now you do it!Romans 15:7 (MSG)
Admonish one another (Build our faith up, not tear down)
Let the Word of Christ—the Message—have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing, sing your hearts out to God!
Col 3:16 (MSG)
Bear one another's burdens (Compassion, helping each other)Share their burdens, and so complete Christ's law. 3 If you think you are too good for that, you are badly deceived.Gal 6:2-3 (MSG)
Bear with one another (Right or Wrong - Love!And mark that you do this with humility and discipline—not in fits and starts, but steadily, pouring yourselves out for each other in acts of love, alert at noticing differences and quick at mending fences.
Eph 4:2-3 (MSG)
Build up one another (Don't stand by - get in the game!)
So let's agree to use all our energy in getting along with each other. Help others with encouraging words; 20 don't drag them down by finding fault.Romans 14:19-20 (MSG)
Care for one another (REALLY care, not lip-service The way God designed our bodies is a model for understanding our lives together as a church: every part dependent on every other part, the parts we mention and the parts we don't, 26 the parts we see and the parts we don't. If one part hurts, every other part is involved in the hurt, and in the healing. If one part flourishes, every other part enters into the exuberance.1 Cor 12:25-26 (MSG)
Be Devoted to one another (True friendship/brotherhood)
Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle.Romans 12:10 (MSG)
Encourage one another (If you can't say something good - quote something good)
11 So speak encouraging words to one another. Build up hope so you'll all be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind. I know you're already doing this; just keep on doing it. 1 Thess 5:11 (MSG)
Forgive one another (So God CAN forgive you…we all need it)
32 Be gentle with one another, sensitive. Forgive one another as quickly and thoroughly as God in Christ forgave you. Eph 4:32 (MSG)
Be Honest with one another (No such thing as a white lie - tell the truth)
9 Don't lie to one another. You're done with that old life. It's like a filthy set of ill-fitting clothes you've stripped off and put in the fire. Col 3:9 (MSG)
Love one another (You owe it to each other to love like you were loved)
8 Don't run up debts, except for the huge debt of love you owe each other. When you love others, you complete what the law has been after all along. Romans 13:8 (MSG)
Members one of another (You are part of something bigger than yourself)
5 The body we're talking about is Christ's body of chosen people. Each of us finds our meaning and function as a part of his body. But as a chopped-off finger or cut-off toe we wouldn't amount to much, would we? So since we find ourselves fashioned into all these excellently formed and marvelously functioning parts in Christ's body, 6 let's just go ahead and be what we were made to be, without enviously or pridefully comparing ourselves with each other, or trying to be something we aren't. Romans 12:5-6 (MSG)
Be of the Same Mind with one another (Pray that God will give unity)
5 May our dependably steady and warmly personal God develop maturity in you so that you get along with each other as well as Jesus gets along with us all. 6 Then we'll be a choir—not our voices only, but our very lives singing in harmony in a stunning anthem to the God and Father of our Master Jesus!
Romans 15:5-6 (MSG)
Serve one another (Real servants have no agendas or selfishness)
13 It is absolutely clear that God has called you to a free life. Just make sure that you don't use this freedom as an excuse to do whatever you want to do and destroy your freedom. Rather, use your freedom to serve one another in love; that's how freedom grows. 14 For everything we know about God's Word is summed up in a single sentence: Love others as you love yourself. That's an act of true freedom.
Gal 5:13-14 (MSG)
Submit to one another (Trust God to Speak To Your Brother Too)
Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. (Eph. 5:21)