The “One Another” Commands 3

In preparation for my message on Sunday, I received a challenge from John MacArthur. Not directly from him, buy through one of his Podcasts. He challenged me to do a search through the New Testament and look at all of the “one another” statements. These are the things that we are commanded to do as the church—how we should treat each other. It was an interesting search and very convicting.

As I recorded the verses that I found, there were many duplicates that I didn’t post on here. There were over 222 results to the search I conducted. This list contains a comprehensive list of all the “one another” commands that I found. As you read through this, look at your life and ask yourself if you’re are doing these things. If you’re not, don’t feel defeated but start doing them. Feel free to come back here and re-read these as often as you need to. This is how we are commanded to live and we shouldn’t take that lightly.

  • Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another. Mk 9:50
  • ‎How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God? Jn 5:44
  • ‎ If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. Jn 13:14
  • ‎A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. Jn 13:34–35
  • ‎Love one another with brotherly affection. Ro 12:10
  • ‎Outdo one another in showing honor. Ro 12:10
  • ‎Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. Ro 12:16
  • ‎Therefore let us not pass judgment on one another any longer, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother.  Ro 14:13
  • ‎Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. Ro 15:7
  • ‎I myself am satisfied about you, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able to instruct one another.  Ro 15:14
  • ‎Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ greet you.  Ro 16:16
  • ‎But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. 1 Co 12:24–25
  • ‎Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.  2 Co 13:11
  • ‎…through love serve one another.  Ga 5:13
  • ‎Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.  Ga 5:26
  • ‎Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.  Ga 6:2
  • ‎Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.  Eph 4:32
  • ‎be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ. Eph 5:18–21
  • ‎Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices Col 3:9
  • ‎Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Col 3:16–17
  • ‎Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.  1 Th 5:11
  • ‎See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone. 1 Th 5:15
  • ‎But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.  Heb 3:13
  • ‎Do not grumble against one another, brothers… James 5:9
  • ‎Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. Jas 5:16
  • ‎Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace:  1 Pe 4:9–10
  • ‎Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” 1 Pe 5:5
  • ‎But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. 1 Jn 1:7
  • ‎And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.  Heb 10:24–25


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3 thoughts on “The “One Another” Commands

  • Terri Baas

    Jason, I have done a similar word study in the past, and often think about the one-another commands. What a high calling we have as believers!! What a privilege to be used in each others’ lives in so many meaningful ways! I have always had a VERY high view of what “Christian community” is (or CAN be)….I have been the recipient of countless blessings through my brothers and sisters in Christ, and pray to be a blessing in their lives as well.

    BTW, thank you for your message yesterday. You are so right that the church of Jesus Christ is weakened when Christians neglect the Scriptures and when they allow their relationships to be superficial. The great thing is that the converse is also true…when we are diligent in our attention to Scripture and devoted in our commitment to serving each other in love, the church (& OUR church) is strengthened!!…which is why I am so excited about the direction you have taken in your leadership of our Ignite Youth group!…and I so appreciate Pastor Cal’s emphasis on our hearing God’s voice through Scripture and our seeing the Bible as the ultimate authority in our faith and actions. (How can we rely on the Bible for that if we don’t know what it says?) Preach it, brother!!! : )

    Blessings! ~Terri

  • thyrkas

    What a terrific list! Love the idea of practicing ‘one-anothering’.My favorite (today) is that we should be stir sticks.Hebrews 10: 24-25. : )

  • Norma Baas

    Thanks Jason, These are awesome. What a great God we have!!!! Praying for you to get a good night of sleep and feel God’s leadig and guiding each day. Thanks for your servant heart>