One of the things we’re discovering in this series “Re:Member” is the depth of our horizontal connection — that we truly, in some sense, belong and have a responsibility to one another as brothers and sisters in the same spiritual family (1 Tim. 3:14-15, Eph. 2:19; Rom. 12:9-21). In fact, I highlighted this in the 8:30 service by referencing the 50+ “one another” verses in the New Testament. (click here for that list)
“What now?” is the question someone asked me Sunday on the heels of this realization. Let me offer a strategic way to keep this truth in the cross-hairs of your vision throughout the year. Select one “one another” verse each week, memorize it, and practice it so much that you, in the Spirit’s power, establish it as an active habit in your relationships.
Think about it — there are about 52 of these verses, so one a week fills up your year. And while, in an ideal world, we would want all of these to grow organically and simultaneously, often it takes focus and concentration on a few at a time in order to master them effectively over time. So why not do exactly that? Pick one weekly and go after with gazelle-like intensity! This may very well be one way God would change your character and improve your relationships, a win-win for anyone.