One Anothers of the New Testament - Part 1
** How does the qualifier eliminate hypocrisy?
By doing it with honor, it prevents a superficial or showy preference
that would then speak evil of the same person when they are not present.
Let's pick up the pace a little as we conclude our list
for this today.
V.16 ** What is the next one another command?
(3) "Be of the same mind toward one another" What does that
mean? Does it mean that Christians should always agree on what color
to paint the church?
No - It means to be impartial, do not show any favoritism and be just
cf. Romans 2:11
** But isn't that going to require a huge amount of perseverance
Yes- Paul knew that, which is why just three chapters later he wrote
For the next command, let's turn to chapter 14, verse
V.19 ** What are we to do for one another according
(4) Build up one another. Is that passive? We can just lay back and
it will happen?
No, we should "pursue" the things which make for peace...
Since we have already noted Romans 15:5, let's see the next command in
chapter 15, verse 7.
V. 7 ** What are we to do and how are we to do it?
(5) "accept one another" - "just as Christ also accepted
** What will be the outcome if we accept one another?
"to the glory of God" God, Himself will be glorified!
V.14 ** If we accept one another, does that mean
we have no concern for the lifestyle of a fellow believer?
(6) No, the next command provides the balance. We are to "admonish"
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