Come, See God’s Amazing One-Anothers In Action!
To stay consistently fired-up for Christ, you need to regularly be around a group of fired-up believers meeting in an environment where they are free to obey the New Testament “one anothers:” “encourage one another,” “pray for one another,” “carry each others’ burdens,” “confess your sins to one another,” submit to one another,” “admonish one another,” “provoke one another to love and good works,” “instruct one another,” “serve one another,” “speak to each other with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs,” “bear with each other.”
Quotes from characters in the ABC hit TV series, Nashville, that illustrate the importance of participating in one another meetings.
“There’s thinking about doing something, and there’s just doing it.” (One another meetings give you the opportunity to quit thinking about it and to actually do or say something about it in a loving environment.)
“Something about you makes me want to grow up.” (One another meetings allow you to see other Christ-followers who are actively growing in their faith and that makes you also want to grow up in God.”
“Nothing calls on the muses like a broken heart.” (One another church can heal your broken heart.”
“I know if I fall flat on my face I have you to come home to.” (If you fall flat on your face in a church meeting based on following the one anothers, people there will still love you and embrace you.)
“I have never not loved you.” (In a one another meeting you can see God’s love for you displayed through other people as they share their heart with you.)
“Just because you close your eyes doesn’t mean you are invisible.” (In one another church meetings your eyes begin to open and you start to realize that you matter to others.
“Love is wanting to help somebody be the best version of themselves.” (One another meetings allow you [a non-clergy person] to help other people improve themselves.)
(At The Salvation Army Berry Street in Nashville, Tennessee, the Sunday morning meeting is an opportunity for ordinary [non-clergy] Christ-followers to carry out these commands as they are prompted by the Holy Spirit. 10:45 am on Sunday & 6:00 pm on Tuesday, 225 Berry St., 37207.)