Make "One Another" the Core of Your Community

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What does it really mean to love one another? Is love an emotion, a gesture, an act of our will? This thoughtful illustration shows us how to love one another with Christ as our example.



Love cannot happen in a vacuum. Eric Mason, Lead pastor of Epiphany Fellowship in Philadelphia, explains the importance of making "one another" the core strategy of relationships, and how "one another" strengthens him.


John 13:34-35 (NASB)

34“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.35“By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

New American Standard Bible, Copyright 1960,1962,1963,1968,1971,1972,1973,1975,1977,1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.

John 15:12 (NASB)

12“This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you.

New American Standard Bible, Copyright 1960,1962,1963,1968,1971,1972,1973,1975,1977,1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.

Eric said that the core strategy of community groups at Epiphany Fellowship is applying "one another." What is the strategy of your small groups? What does "one another" look like in your small group, community group, life group or Sunday School?
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Eric explained that "one another" includes mutual accountability, brokenness, openness, repentance and teachability. Are these aspects of included in your small group? How?
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What is the most difficult part of loving one another? Where do you struggle? With whom do you struggle? How will you strengthen where you are weak?
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Eric knows the importance of modeling the "one another" lifestyle and practices it in his own life. How do you model it for others in your sphere of influence? How is it modeled for you?
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Love holds us together—grafted by faith into the one true Christ whose example compels us to love one another.