His Name Is Wonderful
True Christian Fellowship
1 John 1 tells us what we must believe
inorder to have fellowship as Christians.
We must put above all others,
the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit,
- That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life.
- The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us.
- We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.
- We write this to make our joy complete.
- This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.
- If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth.
- But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
- If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
- If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
- If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives.
John made this truth clear when
he said in 1 John 1:3
that Our fellowship is with the Father
and with His Son, Jesus Christ.
We need each other! Think of how often Scripture challenges us to do something to, with, or for “one another.” True Christianity is about true community. And true community is about the blessings of fellowship with those who share one big thing in common--a love for the Father, Jesus Christ and His Word, and the Holy Spirit.
At the bottom of this webpage,
I have written all verses from my NIV bible
where the words "one another" are in the verse.
Examples of Christian Fellowship
True fellowship happens when believers spend time together encouraging each other from the Bible. It’s not about a warm fuzzy feeling or a tingle down your spine. It’s about praying together, bearing one another’s burdens, encouraging one another to do good works and keeping each other focused on what truly counts. When trouble comes and you need someone you can trust with the core issues of your heart, there’s no one like another true believer who can pray with you and help you carry the cross. Granted, sometimes authentic fellowship isn’t all that pleasant. Have you ever had a brother or sister lovingly point out a fault in your life? That may hurt, but only if you allow your feelings to be hurt and take responsibility for your feelings! We should not blame others for our feelings. You may want to say, “No thanks, I don’t want to be a part of that.” That’s what fellowship is about--facing ourselves as we really are and finding someone to encourage us to get off the dime if our attitudes and actions are lame, and we need to get back on the journey of becoming more like Jesus.
But whether comforting or convicting, engaging in mutually beneficial fellowship is the heartbeat of true Christianity.
Of course, there are times when we all let each other down, which means that even true fellowship with other Christ-followers is imperfect. The only person who will never disappoint you is Jesus. And the good news is that you are called to have fellowship with Him! You are called to walk with Him each day--to take part in His suffering if necessary, to sample the luxury of His love, and to be free from the slavery of sin. In John 15:15-25, Jesus said:
15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.
16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit—fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.
17 This is my command: Love each other.
18 “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.
19 If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.
20 Remember the words I spoke to you: ‘No servant is greater than his master.’£ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.
21 They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the One who sent me.
22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin. Now, however, they have no excuse for their sin.
23 He who hates me hates my Father as well.
24 If I had not done among them what no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. But now they have seen these miracles, and yet they have hated both me and my Father.
25 But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: ‘They hated me without reason.’
Welcome to the joy of not having to go it alone!
Welcome to the community of fellowship
with one another and with the Father,
with Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.
How much true fellowship do you have in your life? When you spend time with believers, are you only about having fun, or is there a deeper purpose?
Do you have a Christian friend to whom you would give permission to graciously show you where you fall short and help you back into the way? Let that person know you are ready and willing--and don’t get upset when he takes you up on the offer!
If you have a concordance, look up all the New Testament references to “one another” and make a list of specific ways that you can fellowship with fellow followers of Jesus.
You may wish to read John 14 to John 17 to see what Jesus wants for your life.
Saying Grace means a great deal to me.
It is one way that my family and I fellowship with
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Bible verses matching the words "one another"
in my NIV bible.
21They said to one another, "Surely we are being punished because of our brother. We saw how distressed he was when he pleaded with us for his life, but we would not listen; that's why this distress has come upon us."
11"'Do not steal."'Do not lie."' Do not deceive one another.
37They will stumble over one another as though fleeing from the sword, even though no one is pursuing them. So you will not be able to stand before your enemies.
22But the men of Israel encouraged one another and again took up their positions where they had stationed themselves the first day.
2 Kings 7:6
6for the Lord had caused the Arameans to hear the sound of chariots and horses and a great army, so that they said to one another, "Look, the king of Israel has hired the Hittite and Egyptian kings to attack us!"
2 Chronicles 20:23
23The men of Ammon and Moab rose up against the men from Mount Seir to destroy and annihilate them. After they finished slaughtering the men from Seir, they helped to destroy one another.
22as the time when the Jews got relief from their enemies, and as the month when their sorrow was turned into joy and their mourning into a day of celebration. He wrote them to observe the days as days of feasting and joy and giving presents of food to one another and gifts to the poor.
17They are joined fast to one another;
they cling together and cannot be parted.
3And they were calling to one another:
"Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty;
the whole earth is full of his glory."
20Now, O women, hear the word of the LORD; open your ears to the words of his mouth. Teach your daughters how to wail; teach one another a lament.
8"People from many nations will pass by this city and will ask one another, 'Why has the LORD done such a thing to this great city?'
27They think the dreams they tell one another will make my people forget my name, just as their fathers forgot my name through Baal worship.
30"Therefore," declares the LORD, "I am against the prophets who steal from one another words supposedly from me.
9and their wings touched one another. Each one went straight ahead; they did not turn as they moved.
9"This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another.
10Have we not all one Father£? Did not one God create us? Why do we profane the covenant of our fathers by breaking faith with one another?
16They discussed this with one another and said, "It is because we have no bread."
7"But the tenants said to one another, 'This is the heir. Come, let's kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.'
4Some of those present were saying indignantly to one another, "Why this waste of perfume?
15When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about."
11But they were furious and began to discuss with one another what they might do to Jesus.
25"Where is your faith?" he asked his disciples. In fear and amazement they asked one another, "Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him."
1Meanwhile, when a crowd of many thousands had gathered, so that they were trampling on one another, Jesus began to speak first to his disciples, saying: "Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
44How can you believe if you accept praise from one another, yet make no effort to obtain the praise that comes from the only God?
35The Jews said to one another, "Where does this man intend to go that we cannot find him? Will he go where our people live scattered among the Greeks, and teach the Greeks?
56They kept looking for Jesus, and as they stood in the temple area they asked one another, "What do you think? Isn't he coming to the Feast at all?"
19So the Pharisees said to one another, "See, this is getting us nowhere. Look how the whole world has gone after him!"
22His disciples stared at one another, at a loss to know which of them he meant.
34"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
35By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."
17Some of his disciples said to one another, "What does he mean by saying, 'In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me,' and 'Because I am going to the Father'?"
19Jesus saw that they wanted to ask him about this, so he said to them, "Are you asking one another what I meant when I said, 'In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me'?
24"Let's not tear it," they said to one another. "Let's decide by lot who will get it. "This happened that the scripture might be fulfilled which said, "They divided my garments among them and cast lots for my clothing." So this is what the soldiers did.
12Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, "What does this mean?"
31They left the room, and while talking with one another, they said, "This man is not doing anything that deserves death or imprisonment."
24Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another.
27In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.
10Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.
16Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position.£ Do not be conceited.
8Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law.
13Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in your brother's way.
7Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.
14I myself am convinced, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, complete in knowledge and competent to instruct one another.
16Greet one another with a holy kiss.All the churches of Christ send greetings.
1 Corinthians 1:10
10I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought.
1 Corinthians 16:20
20All the brothers here send you greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss.
2 Corinthians 13:12
12Greet one another with a holy kiss.
13You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature£; rather, serve one another in love.
2Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
32Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
19Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord,
21Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
13Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
16Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.
1 Thessalonians 5:11
11Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
3At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another.
13But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness.
24And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.
25Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another-and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
11Brothers, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against his brother or judges him speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it.
1 Peter 1:22
22Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart.
1 Peter 3:8
8Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble.
1 Peter 4:9
9Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.
1 Peter 5:5
5Young men, in the same way be submissive to those who are older. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."
1 Peter 5:14
14Greet one another with a kiss of love.Peace to all of you who are in Christ.
1 John 1:7
7But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
1 John 3:11
11This is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another.
1 John 3:23
23And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us.
1 John 4:7
7Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
1 John 4:11
11Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
1 John 4:12
12No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
2 John 1:5
5And now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another.
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