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Enlighten One Another

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Expectations: Be Like Christ

Enlighten One Another

“My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me.” (Gal. 2:20 NLT)

[This continuing series of Marriages that Minister is currently exploring expectations within marriage.]

Throughout Scripture we find directions as to how Spirit-led followers should interact with one another. The multiplicity of “one another” passages teaches us how to live as Christ lived. This continuing series elaborates on a wide range of One Anothers to guide conduct within marriage.

 

Admonish One Another

Enlightened to God’s truth, we share His truth with one another as He perfects us by His grace. When we admonish one another, we appeal to others to live richly in Christ’s redemptive process.

 

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. (Col. 3:16 ESV)

 

Exhort One Another

We are to exhort each other to become aware of any deception that lurks in the shadows. This daily process of encouragement promotes sensitivity to the Holy Spirit’s still small voice.

 

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 ESV)

 

Have the Same Mind

Having the same mind as Christ enables us to live in harmony with each other. Congruent with His truth we become one with His heart and unified with His body.

 

Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all! (Rom. 12:16 NLT)

 

All Christians are to live out the One Anothers prescribed in the Bible. Stay tuned for upcoming posts as we continue to make practical application of the One Anothers specifically to marriage.

 

 

Insight Journal

❏   How are you doing with each of these expectations?
Admonish one another 
Meets expectationsExceeds expectationsImprovement needed
 
Exhort one another
Meets expectationsExceeds expectationsImprovement needed
 
Have the same mind
Meets expectationsExceeds expectationsImprovement needed
 
 

 
Other posts in the One Another series: Exposure to One Anothers

(excerpts from Marriages that Minister by J. Kirk & Melanie D. Lewis)

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