Alex Enabnit – Programming Coordinator

Have you ever been alone in the midst of your “Plan B”? This weekend, Cal talked about how to get help from the community when you need it the most.

We’ve all been there when life took a turn that we didn’t expect. Maybe it was a financial crash, a broken relationship, a sudden death in the family, or any sort of unfortunate event. The important question is, did you have a community of Christians to help you through that difficult time?

If you would like to join a Life Group at Central click here.

In the message, Cal made the point that by investing in relationships today, we are guaranteed interest for when we need to make a withdrawal tomorrow. In other words, hard times are inevitable, so we need to investing in lasting relationships now so that we’ll get the help we desperately need later. There are so many verses in the Bible about how we are to help one another that Cal didn’t have time to cover all of them in the message, but the list is long! Here are just a few ways we’re supposed to treat one another according to scripture:

“Do…”

Love One Another

  • John 13:34-35
  • 1 Peter 1:22
  • 1 Peter 3:8
  • 1 John 3:11
  • 1 John 3:23
  • 1 John 4:7
  • 1 John 4:11
  • 2 John 5

Be Devoted To One Another

Honor One Another

  • Romans 12:10-11

Live in Harmony With One Another

  • Romans 12:16

Greet One Another

  • Romans 16:16
  • 1 Corinthians 16:20
  • 2 Corinthians 13:12-13
  • 1 Peter 5:14

Agree with One Another

  • 1 Corinthians 1:10

Encourage One Another

  • 2 Corinthians 13:11
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:18
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:11
  • Hebrews 3:13
  • Hebrews 10:25

Serve One Another

  • Galatians 5:13

Bear With One Another

  • Ephesians 4:2
  • Colossians 3:13

Be Compassionate 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

Build Each Other Up

  • 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Spur One Another On

  • Hebrews 10:24

“Do Not…”

Judge One Another

  • Romans 14:13-14

Slander One Another

  • James 4:11

Grumble Against One Another

  • James 5:9

Lie to One Another

  • Colossians 3:9

Provoke or Envy One Another

  • Galatians 5:26

The point is, you cannot do “one another” alone! If you want to do Christianity by yourself, you’re NOT doing it consistently with the Bible! This is the very reason we have Life Groups, so that nobody has to do life alone.

So how are you doing with investing in relationships that will carry you through hard times? Let me encourage you; if you are not in a life group, it is never too late to join one! Don’t wait until you fall on hard times to ask for help, follow this link to start investing in a meaningful relationship today.

Other verses and quotes from the message:

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12; Luke 18:9-14; 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

“So often in our churches we don’t hear about stuff until it’s too late. It’s as though nobody has small problems. As someone once described it to me, we only hear about the house burning down; we don’t hear about the electrical problem. We hear about the divorce . . . but what if they could have shared about the pornography issue? We hear that they’re going to prison for embezzlement . . . but what if they could have shared about the overwhelming financial problems? We hear about the suicides . . . but what if they could have shared the overwhelming darkness that was closing in around them? We hear that their son ran away from home . . . but what if they would have shared all the conflict they were having up to that point?”  Pete Wilson

“God’s presence often comes as a by-product of other people’s presence.” Philip Yancey

Big Idea:  Investing in relationships today guarantees interest when needing to make withdrawals tomorrow.

Set List
All Campuses

Alive – Hillsong
My Heart is Yours – Kristian Stanfill
Forever (We Sing Hallelujah) – Bethel Music

The Power of Community

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About The Author
- I am the programming coordinator at Central Christian Church AZ. I also moderate the Central Teaching Blog. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!