What a joy it is to be a part of Christ’s body! There are no greater people on the face of this earth than the family of God (Ephesians 2:19), and especially the people here at Centerville. We are described as “members of one another” (Ephesians 4:25). However, there are instances that family members are susceptible to fighting, bickering, gossiping, and even thinking evil thoughts about each other.  In fact, there are at least fifty passages that deal with “one another.” Our relationship with each other can be strengthened if we spend a few minutes thinking about some of these passages and God's desire for us to grow in our relationship with one another:

             We are to love one another (John 13:34-35).

             We are to have peace one with another (Mark 9:50).

             We are to be kindly affectionate one to another; in honor preferring one another (Romans                         12:10).

              We are to be of the same mind one toward another (Romans 12:16; 15:5).

             We are to submit one to another (1 Corinthians 11:33).

             We are to forgive one another (Ephesians 4:32; Colossians 3:13).

             We are to care one for another (1 Corinthians 12:25).

             We are to serve one another (1 Thessalonians 4:18).

             We are to use hospitality one to another (1 Peter 4:9).

             We are to salute or greet one another (Romans 16:16; 1 Corinthians 16:20; 2 Corinthians 13:12;                 1 Peter 5:14).

             We are to confess our faults to and to pray for one another (James 5:16). 

If we would just keep all of these commands in mind, then the church would be even better. Some are certainly easier than others. There may be one or a few that we need to work on.  Listen to these words of wisdom Paul penned in 1 Corinthians 12:25-27: “That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have some care one for another. And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honored, all the members rejoice with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and members in particular.”

If we here at the Centerville Church of Christ can be of any spiritual assistance to you, please let us know.

God Bless,
Todd

 


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