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Working Together

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I so appreciate the many people who make New Covenant work. We are a team. We are a family. All of us working together, guided and empowered by the Holy Spirit, makes the work of the Kingdom possible.

Pastor Joe has been a blessing from the very beginning of his ministry here. Our group leaders and kids teachers diligently prepare and present quality experiences every Sunday. The praise team takes extra time each week to prepare and practice to bless the rest of us.

And so many others work behind the scenes as well. Our volunteer custodian humbly cleans up after us every week. The hospitality workers keep us blessed with food and fun. The trustees make sure the facilities are effective and safe. The greeters and ushers make us and our guests feel welcome.

And who can forget the nursery and preschool workers who make sure our kids experience church as a fun and safe place? Not to mention the children’s church workers, sound guys, counters,  deacons, KidZone outreach, library, seniors, prayer warriors. And on it goes!

I feel so privileged to be part of such a team of people who commit themselves first to the Lord and then to us. See you in church on Sunday!

 

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One Another

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In Scripture, there are over 59 “one another” verses.  Such as, “Love one another” (John 13:34), “Honor one another above yourselves.” (Romans 12:10), or ““Carry each other’s burdens” (Galatians 6:2).  Okay, so the last is not technically “one another”, but in the Greek the same word ἀλλήλων is used.  The concept is, as a Church family, we have a mutual responsibility to support one another.  This is not to be done alone, but in community. 

And quite frankly, though there is a measure of unity which can take place in a corporate gathering, the interaction described in these verses have to take place on a more person level as we encourage and love each other in a more tangible way.

This is where our Group Ministry comes alive and a pivotal part of spiritual health! Within the context of relationships, we come prepared to share the truths from God’s Word, how we put these truths into practice, and what God is doing in our lives.  This means that we need to be consistent, open, and real.  And as we continue to practice these one another’s, we will be the Body of Christ that He has designed us to be! 

The 59 “One Anothers” of the New Testament*

1. “…Be at peace with each other.” (Mark 9:50)

2. “…Wash one another’s feet.” (John 13:14)

3. “…Love one another…” (John 13:34)

4. “…Love one another…” (John 13:34)

5. “…Love one another…” (John 13:35)

6. “…Love one another…” (John 15:12)

7. “…Love one another” (John 15:17)

8. “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love…” (Romans 12:10)

9. “…Honor one another above yourselves. (Romans 12:10)

10. “Live in harmony with one another…” (Romans 12:16)

11. “…Love one another…” (Romans 13:8)

12. “…Stop passing judgment on one another.” (Romans 14:13)

13. “Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you…” (Romans 15:7)

14. “…Instruct one another.” (Romans 15:14)

15. “Greet one another with a holy kiss…” (Romans 16:16)

16. “…When you come together to eat, wait for each other.” (I Cor. 11:33)

17. “…Have equal concern for each other.” (I Corinthians 12:25)

18. “…Greet one another with a holy kiss.” (I Corinthians 16:20)

19. “Greet one another with a holy kiss.” (II Corinthians 13:12)

20. “…Serve one another in love.” (Galatians 5:13)

21. “If you keep on biting and devouring each other…you will be destroyed by each other.” 
(Galatians 5:15)

22. “Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.” (Galatians 5:26)

23. “Carry each other’s burdens…” (Galatians 6:2)

24. “…Be patient, bearing with one another in love.” (Ephesians 4:2)

25. “Be kind and compassionate to one another…” (Ephesians 4:32)

26. “…Forgiving each other…” (Ephesians 4:32)

27. “Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs.” (Ephesians 5:19)

28. “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.” (Ephesians 5:21)

29. “…In humility consider others better than yourselves.” (Philippians 2:3)

30. “Do not lie to each other…” (Colossians 3:9)

31. “Bear with each other…” (Colossians 3:13)

32. “…Forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another.” (Colossians 3:13)

33. “Teach…[one another]” (Colossians 3:16)

34. “…Admonish one another (Colossians 3:16)

35. “…Make your love increase and overflow for each other.” (I Thessalonians 3:12)

36. “…Love each other.” (I Thessalonians 4:9)

37. “…Encourage each other…”(I Thessalonians 4:18)

38. “…Encourage each other…” I Thessalonians 5:11)

39. “…Build each other up…” (I Thessalonians 5:11)

40. “Encourage one another daily…” Hebrews 3:13)

41. “…Spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” (Hebrews 10:24)

42. “…Encourage one another.” (Hebrews 10:25)

43. “…Do not slander one another.” (James 4:11)

44. “Don’t grumble against each other…” (James 5:9)

45. “Confess your sins to each other…” (James 5:16)

46. “…Pray for each other.” (James 5:16)

47. “…Love one another deeply, from the heart.” (I Peter 3:8)

48. “…Live in harmony with one another…” (I Peter 3:8)

49. “…Love each other deeply…” (I Peter 4:8)

50. “Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.” (I Peter 4:9)

51. “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others…” (I Peter 4:10)

52. “…Clothe yourselves with humility toward one another…”(I Peter 5:5)

53. “Greet one another with a kiss of love.” (I Peter 5:14)

54. “…Love one another.” (I John 3:11)

55. “…Love one another.” (I John 3:23)

56. “…Love one another.” (I John 4:7)

57. “…Love one another.” (I John 4:11)

58. “…Love one another.” (I John 4:12)

59. “…Love one another.” (II John 5)

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