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January 11, 2019, 9:09 AM

One Anothering One Another

The Lone Ranger is a lie. While I love the Lone Ranger, and there's actually some truth to at least the basics of the story, he was not the LONE Ranger. He had, Tonto, his trusty sidekick. 

We are not meant to do life alone. We are not meant to serve God alone. When Jesus sent his disciples out he sent them out two by two. He did this because he knew that doing this alone would not work. 

In the New Testament there are about 59 "one another" passages. These are statement like love one another, teach one another, encourage one another, and build one another up. While these all may be different they all have one thing in can't do this alone. To fulfill these commands you must be in relationship with someone else. 

One of the best ways you can do this in the church is through small groups. When the early church got started it was rapid growth. The first day of the church, the Day of Pentecost in Acts 1 and 2, there were 3,000 saved. Acts 2:47 says that more were being added to the church DAILY, and in the first 20 years of the church there were about 100,000 followers in Jerusalem a city of about 250,000. 

One the ways the church grew so rapidly is that they met house to house. They met in small groups. 

This is where true growth happens. Andy Stanley one of the greatest missions of the church is to be "one anothering one another." In other words, we are to be fulfilling the 59 one another statements in the Bible. We can't do all of these just in a large group setting on Sunday morning. We need to be in smaller groups where we can get to know each other and have the time to do this. 

I hope that you will make it a priority to join a small group. I know that everyone is so busy, but if you want to grow in your faith this is a must. I hope that you will prioritize your life to be growing in your personal walk with God. 

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