“One Another” Passages

“One Another” Passages

Almost forty times, the Apostle Paul uses the phrase “one another” to describe our special relationship with and responsibilities toward our brothers and sisters in Christ. These passages speak for themselves, and I present them here, in order, for all of us to consider and apply:

Romans 12:5, “We who are many are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.”

Romans 12:10a, “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love.”

Romans 12:10b, “Give preference to one another in honor.”

Romans 12:16, “Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly.”

Romans 13:8, “Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another.”

Romans 14:13, “Let us not judge one another, but rather determine this—not to put an obstacle or a stumbling block in a brother’s way.

Romans 14:19, “So then, let us pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another.”

Romans 15:5, “Be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus.”

Romans 15:7, “Accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God.”

Romans 15:14, “I myself also am convinced that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, and able also to admonish one another.”

Romans 16:16, “Greet one another with a holy kiss.”

1 Corinthians 11:33, “When you come together to eat [the Lord’s Supper] wait for one another.

1 Corinthians 12:25, “There should be no division in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another.”

Galatians 5:13, “You were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.”

Galatians 5:15, “But if you bite and devour one another, be careful that you are not consumed by one another.”

Galatians 5:26, “Let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another.”

Ephesians 4:2, “Walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing forbearance for one another in love.”

Ephesians 4:25, “Laying aside falsehood, speak truth, each one of you, with his neighbor, for we are members of one another.”

Ephesians 4:32, “Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.”

Ephesians 5:19, “Speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; always giving thanks.”

Ephesians 5:21, “Be subject to one another in the fear of Christ.”

Philippians 2:3, “Do nothing from empty conceit, but with humility of mind let each of you regard one another as more important than himself.”

Colossians 3:9, “Do not lie to one another, since you laid aside the old self with its evil practices.”

Colossians 3:13, “And so, as those who have been chosen of God … put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another and forgiving each other.”

Colossians 3:16, “Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs.”

1 Thessalonians 3:12, “May the Lord cause you to increase and abound in love for one another.”

1 Thessalonians 4:9, “You yourselves are taught by God to love one another.”

1 Thessalonians 4:18, “Comfort one another with these words.”

1 Thessalonians 5:11, “Encourage one another, and build up one another.”

1 Thessalonians 5:13, “Live in peace with one another.”

1 Thessalonians 5:15, “See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all men.”

2 Thessalonians 1:3, “Your faith is greatly enlarged, and the love of each one of you toward one another grows ever greater.”

It’s almost impossible to be a Christian by yourself. May we each see our own responsibilities in the Scriptures above, that we may encourage one another on the road to heaven together.           –John Guzzetta