Series: Body Language

Speaker: Steve Hixon

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How God's People
Should Treat One Another
allelon {al-lay'-lone}
gen. plural - reduplicated; reciprocal
1) one another, reciprocally, mutually

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On the last night of his earthly life, Jesus shared some parting comments with his disciples:

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” -- John 13:34-35

That single Greek word (“al-lay-lone”) is found dozens of times throughout the rest of the New Testament. As we study it, we find many commands (“encourage, honor, accept, pray for, bear one anothers' burdens”), all of which add up to the way in which we are to love, to treat one another. And Jesus said that this loving -- perhaps more than any other trait -- would be the message to a watching world that we belong to Him.

In this series we explore what it means to treat one another the way Jesus treated the disciples and the way He loves us today. This “body language” can only be spoken by us as the Holy Spirit moves in our lives to enable and energize us, because this is not the way we “naturally” act. But as He works among us, we slowly become the kind of community the world is longing to see.

A Sermon Series by Steve Hixon

Lesson Sermon Date
Reaching Out: accept and show hospitality
Being a Family: members, devoted, honor
Building Up: encourage and admonish
Stop the Bleeding!: don't judge, slander, lie
Supporting: care, serve, pray
Yielding: forgive and submit
Helping: carry burdens
January 11, 1998
January 18, 1998
January 25, 1998
February 1, 1998
February 8, 1998
February 15, 1998
February 22, 1998