For Further Study:
1. The Bible mentions over 30 “one another” commands in the New Testament that are nearly impossible to fulfill without being in relationship with other people. Here are a few of them. After reading each verse below, identify the “one another” command in each one.
1 Corinthians 12:25
1 Thessalonians 5:15
Looking back on these verses as a whole, what general observations can you make about them?
Which one or two of them do you sense the need to work on in your life right now?
2. We heard this weekend that the church is the body of Christ, a living organism made up of a variety of people each with a role to play. In Ephesians 4:1-16, the Apostle Paul captures the balance between the unity we share as the body of Christ and the diversity we have as members with differing gifts.
What does Paul say is the goal of the unity in diversity that he writes about in this passage?
What do you see as your part in helping Hope Church become mature?