For Further Study:
1. This weekend Pastor Mike mentioned that there are over 30 “one another” commands in the New Testament that are hard or nearly impossible to fulfill in a large group setting or by yourself. 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
2. These “one another” commands are best carried out within the framework of a church or group that is small enough for close and accountable relationships. Are there any steps you need to take to develop these kinds of relationships in your own life? Is joining a Community Group a good step for you?
3. This weekend we saw that one of the key ingredients for spiritual growth is the Holy Spirit. A potential hindrance to His power and motivation working in our lives is the sinful and self-centered nature we are all born with. Galatians 5:16-26 describes the conflict between the two.
What contrasting behaviors characterize the Spirit and the sinful nature? How do these behaviors correspond to the “one anothers” listed above?
What does this passage say about what the believer’s responsibility is for living in the Spirit?