One Another Series

7/10/2022 | Love One Another

Speaker: Dr. David Goebel

There is no greater or higher calling than love.  Jesus not only modeled perfect love for us, but challenged us to genuinely, sincerely, and sacrificially love one another just as we have been loved by Him.

John 13:34-35 (ESV)

34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 35 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

7/3/2022 | Serve One Another

Speaker: Dan Wonneberger

Christians are a people who’ve experienced the ultimate freedom in Christ. Yet, Scripture reminds us that our freedom was purchased at a great price and the appropriately meaningful response is to channel that freedom in serving one another.

Galatians 5:1-15 (ESV)

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. Look: I, Paul, say to you that if you accept circumcision, Christ will be of no advantage to you. I testify again to every man who accepts circumcision that he is obligated to keep the whole law. You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace. For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love. You were running well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth? This persuasion is not from him who calls you. A little leaven leavens the whole lump. 10 I have confidence in the Lord that you will take no other view, and the one who is troubling you will bear the penalty, whoever he is. 11 But if I, brothers, still preach circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been removed. 12 I wish those who unsettle you would emasculate themselves! 13 For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. 14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.

6/26/2022 | Stir Up One Another

Speaker: Dr. David Goebel

Every once in a while, most of us need a good challenge to provoke us, inspire us, and motivate us. Thankfully, God has placed us in a community where we can learn to exhort one another to greater faith and good deeds.

Hebrews 10:24-25 (ESV)

24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

6/12/2022 | Pray For One Another

Speaker: Dr. David Goebel

Prayer with and for each other is one of the greatest gifts we can offer to our brothers and sisters in the community of faith. While not a “silver bullet” or a “magic formula,” prayer is a powerful agent for change in us and through us.

James 5:13-18 (ESV)

13 Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. 14 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. 16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. 17 Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. 18 Then he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the earth bore its fruit.

6/5/2022 | Welcome One Another

Speaker: Dr. David Goebel

Hospitality is a gift that we can give to one another. Whether we have limited resources or an abundance, we can all extend the gift of welcoming hospitality with one another and share what we do have because God, in Christ, has welcomed each of us with generous hospitality.

Hebrews 13:1-2, 16 (ESV)

Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

5/29/2022 | Encourage One Another

Speaker: Dr. David Goebel

The world in which we live can sometimes be tough—filled with uncertainty, loss, stress, and much more. We need the gift of encouragement from one another to continually live out our faithful discipleship against this sometimes disheartening backdrop.

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 (ESV)

Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you. For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief. For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness. So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, are drunk at night. But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation. For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him. 11 Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

5/22/2022 | Forgive One Another

Speaker: Ormond Morris

Forgiveness is challenging! We can only extend, ask for, and receive genuine forgiveness when we truly grasp how much we’ve been forgiven for. How wonderful it is to be a forgiven people!

Galatians 5:13-26 (ESV)

13 For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. 14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another. 16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. 19 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, 21 envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

5/15/2022 | Bear With One Another

Speaker: Dan Wonneberger

Wouldn’t it be great if we could all just get along? Sadly, that’s not the world and that’s not the church. So we bear with one another, especially when we disagree or are in conflict.

Ephesians 4:1-6 (ESV)

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

5/8/2022 | Honor One Another

Speaker: Dr. David Goebel

The time-tested exhortation to “honor our mother and father” is relevant not only for our biological family, but for our church family as well.

Romans 12:9-10 (ESV)

Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. 10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

5/1/2022 | One Another

Speaker: Dr. David Goebel

The New Testament is chock-full of reminders that the Christian life is not a solo endeavor. It’s meant to be lived in community—a community defined by the refrain: one another.

Romans 12:3-5 (ESV)

For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.