July 14

connect with each other

Authentic: Something said, made, or done in a way that faithfully resembles the original; it is accurate, reliable, genuine, real, true, dependable, and trustworthy.

Hebrews 1:3a, John 13:34

Synergistic (in human relationships): Relating to the interaction or cooperation of two or more people to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate persons. It involves cooperation, combined effort, and give & take.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

How can MBC have authentic & synergistic relationships? By living out the "one another's" of God's Word!

Love one another - John 13:34-35

Be devoted to & honor one another - Romans 12:10

Accept one another - Romans 15:7

Teach & admonish one another - Colossians 3:16, 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Live in harmony with one another - 1 Corinthians 1:10

In essentials, unity. In non-essentials, liberty. In all things, charity. - John Wesley

Be patient with one another - Ephesians 4:2

Be kind & compassionate to one another - Ephesians 4:32

Forgive one another - Ephesians 4:32, Colossians 3:13

Encourage one another - Hebrews 3:13

Spur on (motivate) one another - Hebrews 10:24-25, Galatians 6:9-10

Do not gossip against or slander one another - Proverbs 20:19, James 4:11a

When tempted to gossip or slander, ask yourself:

Is it true?

Is it kind?

Is it necessary to tell another?

Is it edifying?

Offer fellowship & hospitality to one another - Acts 2:42, 1 Peter 4:9, Hebrews 13:2

All the "one another's" can be put into one word: LOVE! - 1 John 4:11-12