|By studying two simple phrases that appear time and again
in the New Testament, we can learn about the requirements and beauty of
true Christian community. The phrases “each other” and “one
another” speak to relationships; they address
interpersonal relationships within a community of believers.
“we have fellowship (koinonia)
with one another”.
The function of “fellowship”
is best described in “one another” verses:
Peter 4:8-11 Key
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a
multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without
grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to
serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms.
If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words
of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God
provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ.
To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.
Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also
should wash one another's feet.
"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I
have loved you, so you must love one another.
By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one
another above yourselves.
Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be
willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one
another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law.
Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another.
Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in
your brother's way.
Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in
order to bring praise to God.
I myself am convinced, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of
goodness, complete in knowledge and competent to instruct one another.
Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of
Christ send greetings.
I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that
all of you agree with one another so that there may be no
divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and
All the brothers here send you greetings. Greet one another
with a holy kiss.
Greet one another with a holy kiss.
You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to
indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in
one another in love. Make every
effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a
life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and
gentle; be patient, bearing with
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each
other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing
and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God
the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have
against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one
another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and
spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up,
just as in fact you are doing.
But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called
Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin's
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward
love and good deeds.
Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing,
but let us encourage one another–and all the more as you
see the Day approaching.
Brothers, do not slander one another. Anyone who
speaks against his brother or judges him speaks against the law and
judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting
in judgment on it.
Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you
have sincere love for your brothers, love one another
deeply, from the heart.
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Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be
sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble.
Young men, in the same way be submissive to those who are older. All of
you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another,
because, "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the
Greet one another with a kiss of love. Peace to all of you
who are in Christ.
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship
with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son,
purifies us from all sin.
This is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one
And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus
Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us.
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from
God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
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Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God
lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
And now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command but one we have
had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another.