Attending church is one thing. Connecting at church is another. The New Testament is replete with "one another passages." The term "one another" implies connecting with other believers. It implies community with brothers and sisters in Christ. Here is a sampling of the "one another" statements in the New Testament.
- Love one another (Romans 12:10)
- Live in harmony with one another (Romans 12:16)
- Welcome one another (Romans 15:7)
- Bear with one another (Ephesians 4:2)
- Be kind to one another (Ephesians 4:32)
- Forgive one another (Ephesians 4:32)
- Submit to one another (Ephesians 5:21)
- Teach and admonish one another (Colossians 3:16)
- Encourage one another (1 Thessalonians 5:11; Hebrews 10:25)
- Stir up one another (Hebrews 10:24)
- Pray for one another (James 5:16)
These passages prod us to move beyond small-talk and superficiality. One of the most compelling passages in the New Testament that emphasizes the need we have for one another is Hebrews 3:12-13, "Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God.  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." The "one another" connection is a spiritual safeguard for us. When it comes to the Christian life, we simply cannot go it alone. This section of our website provides an overview of some of the ways you can connect with us.