Relational Rent: Affirm One Another’s Equal Importance in Christ

We continue this community-focused study of the “one anothers,” exploring the community-building practices God intends for us to live in and live out as the body of Christ.

This is how we love each other and show the world how Jesus is the good life.

Let’s call it Relational Rent (see series outline/schedule with key Scriptures), beginning with affirmation: AFFIRM one another’s strengths, abilities, and gifts.

Romans 15:7: “Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you”
1 Corinthians 12:25: “Have equal concern for each other”
1 Peter 5:5: “Clothe yourselves with humility toward one another”
James 2:1: “Don’t show favoritism”

Relational Rent

Message title: Affirm One Another’s Equal Importance in Christ
Second week of Relational Rent series on the ‘one anothers’ of Scripture
Scriptures: Romans 15:1-7 (et al)
Preacher: Jeff Patterson
Date: 5/24/15

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Scripture reading: Romans 15:1-7

The Example of Christ

15 We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me.” For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.

Community-building practices on affirming one another’s equal importance in Christ:

Romans 15:7: “Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you”
1 Corinthians 12:25: “Have equal concern for each other”
1 Peter 5:5: “Clothe yourselves with humility toward one another”
James 2:1: “Don’t show favoritism”

Relational Rent
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