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One Another Bible Study Focus

One Another Bible Study Week of  05/10/21

This week’s study is a brief study on verses that focuses on how to treat and relate to One Another. The principles of how to treat and relate to one another is woven in the foundation of who we are as people. Whether we treat one another in a positive or negative way depends on our view of each other and our motivation.

Since God’s view and motivation is one of order, unity and working together, then as part of His family, that should be our view and motivation also. So, in this study, we’ll look at:
* Loving One Another
* Comforting One Another
* Edifying One Another
* Forbearing One Another
* Supporting One Another

John 4: 10-11
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

Galatians 5: 13-14
For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

1 Thessalonians 5: 9-11
For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

Ephesians 4: 1-3
I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Galatians 6: 1-3
Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.

As one God in three persons (God the Father, God the Son and God the Spirit), God is a God of Unity, Connectedness and Order. God’s motivation from the beginning of the world has been to create order out of chaos.

And, even after the fall of man, His motivation has been to reconcile everything back to Himself again. The Man, Jesus the Christ, was the embodiment of all aspects of the eternal, all encompassing, personal God of all creation.

Being in Christ and now part of God’s family, do you find yourself, loving, comforting, edifying forbearing and supporting one another:

1. All of the time? ____
2. A lot of the time? ____
3. Most of the time? ____
4. Some of the time? ____
5. None of the time? ____

Why do you find it either hard or easy to relate in godly ways to one another? ____________

What are ways that you demonstrate, God’s motivation toward one another? ________

Standing Firm: God Makes The Righteous Stand

Standing Firm: God Makes The Righteous Stand
James 4:6-7

But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

God tells us to humbly submit to ourselves to Him, to stand firm and to resist the devil. When we do that, we’re given grace and the devil will flee from us. God resists us and the devil when we’re proud, and He gives us His grace to resist the devil, who is always proud.

Pride can make us distracted and waver, which can cause all types of problems. Do you notice when pride is causing God’s resistance and moving you away from His grace?

1. All of the time? ____
2. A lot of the time? ____
3. Most of the time? ____
4. Some of the time? ____
5. None of the time? ____

Why will the devil flee from you when you stand and resist him? ____________

What are some ways that pride creeps into your life and how are some ways that you submit to God? ___________
Stand firm in Humility and Grace
Help each other to stand firm. Make it a good day.

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**Remember, this is a Bible Study focused on just using the text messaging. Other resource are also able, but can also be viewed on your phone. No computer is necessary. And it can be done as both a personal self study and a group study. To be taken out the group, just let me know.

Standing Firm: Demonstrating Love and Productivity

Standing Firm: Demonstrating Love and Productivity
Psalm 1:1-3 [3]

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

We are happiest and are able to stand firm, like a deeply rooted tree, when we meditate all day and night on God’s law (summed - loving God and loving our neighbor. We demonstrate that we’re standing by, not living based on ungodly wisdom or taking a stance along with sinners or joining in with those who focus is to arrogantly talk about others. Another demonstration of standing firm, is that we’ll be productive in what we do.
Stand Firm - Meditate on God and His Word
Help yourself and help others to stay spiritually and physically safe.

Loving God, loving others and being productive are demonstrations of meditating on the law of God. Do you find that it takes a lot of discipline to pull away from everyday distractions to meditate on God and His word?

1. All of the time? ____
2. A lot of the time? ____
3. Most of the time? ____
4. Some of the time? ____
5. None of the time? ____

Why is it important to be on guard against the influence of others? ____________

What are some visible demonstrations that you meditate on God and His Word? ___________

* If you'd like to share your answers with the group, just reply.

**Remember, this is a Bible Study focused on just using the text messaging. Other resource are also able, but can also be viewed on your phone. No computer is necessary. And it can be done as both a personal self study and a group study. To be taken out the group, just let me know.

Standing Firm: Be Strong and Very Courageous

Standing Firm: Be Strong and Very Courageous
Joshua 1:7

Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper [act wisely, be successful, have insight] withersoever thou goest.

As God told Joshua, we’re to stand strong and be brave as we apply God’s law, which is summarized by loving God and loving our neighbors as we love ourselves. Then we can stand firm, not waver and act wisely wherever God tells us to go.

Understanding where you are, where you are heading and what you’re doing in life is very important to your physical, mental and emotional stability. Do you feel like you know where you are in life, as well as where you’re headed?

1. All of the time? ____
2. A lot of the time? ____
3. Most of the time? ____
4. Some of the time? ____
5. None of the time? ____

Why do you believe God wants you where you are and where you’re headed? ____________

What are ways that you demonstrate, with love, that you’re moving in the right direction? ______________

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