For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ.
(1 Corinthians 12:12)
The way this world will know Jesus is through the Church; there is to be no disunity; instead, we have a common purpose, function, and goal. We are to remain faithful in our friendship with one another. There can be no arrogance or envy, no rivalry or self-sufficiency; we are charged to care for one another. (See 1 Corinthians 12:25.)
There are seven ways in which believers in the Church demonstrate our faithfulness to one another.
1 Love one another
2 Receive one another
3 Greet one another
4 Submit to one another
5 Forbear one another
6 Confess to one another
7 Forgive one another
Are you a member of a church body that exhibits love, reception, greeting, submission, forbearance, confession, and forgiveness?
• Which of these demonstrations of faithfulness stands out to you most? Why?
• How should this list change our relationships with one another?
Consider who God is prompting you to “one another” with this week and act in obedience.