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The One Anothers of the New Testament - Part 4

HEBREWS, JAMES, 1PETER            Page 5
V.16 (cont'd.)

** What will be the outcome if we obey these commands?

"you may be healed" The healing here is for the sickness of the soul and to make it whole again or to straighten it from its crooked ways, confession and prayer are needed. cf. Hebrews 12:11-13

** What is the secret to effective prayer?

A righteous lifestyle! cf. Psalm 66:18

For the last of our commands in this study, look at the very next epistle, 1Peter. Beginning in chapter 1 and verse 22.

V.22 ** What purifies the soul of a Christian?

When we became obedient to the truth! When we submitted to Christ as our Lord and Savior, He cleansed us from all unrighteousness. (1John 1:9)

** What was He creating in us when He purified our souls?

"... a sincere love of the brethren"

** So, now that we have purified souls and Jesus created in us a sincere love of the brethren, what are we to do - what is our next one another command?

7) "fervently love one another from the heart" - fervently (ektenos) is a compound adverb, composed of the preposition 'ek', which means 'out' and a verbal root meaning 'to stretch'. It embodies a picture of something stretched out and extended to the limit.

Chapter four repeats this command. - 1Peter 4:8-10

V. 8 ** How is this different?

Here we are told to "keep" our love fervent.

** Why?

Because love covers a multitude of sins. Forgiveness!

V. 9 ** What is our next command?

8) Be hospitable. lit. loving strangers

** What is the qualifier for this command?

"...without complaint"

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