Welcome to the page for the “One Another/Each Other Bible Study for Small Groups”. This discovery study outline is for studying what are often called the “One Another’s” of the Bible. These are the places in the Bible where we are directly instructed on how to interact with one another. Some translations literally say the words “one another” in each of these verses while others use words like “each other” etc.
With Christ’s statements about what the greatest commandments are:
Matthew 22:36-40 GOD’S WORD Translation (GW) – 36 “Teacher, which commandment is the greatest in Moses’ Teachings?” 37 Jesus answered him, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the greatest and most important commandment. 39 The second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’ 40 All of Moses’ Teachings and the Prophets depend on these two commandments.”
It seems immensely important to look at the details of what the Bible tells us about interacting with “one another” as that is the clear defining of what it is to love your neighbor and also the definition of what it means to not be loving your neighbor.
The studies are created to use the same discovery concepts the S.E.A. of Galilee Fellowship uses for all studies:
S = SCRIPTURE; read and discuss a passage
E = EXPLANATION; look at questions that help explore and discover what the passage is really saying (what God is saying through this particular passage to mankind, to your household and specifically to you)
A = APPLICATION; participants make a commitment to take action on what was revealed as what God wants from us through the study (the teaching them to obey from The Great Commission.
The studies are designed for leadership to be done by a person who is facilitating the study and not by a teacher etc. the facilitators main job is to get everyone involved in the discussion for each question.
The other task the facilitator has is to teach the group to lovingly ask “Where do you see that in this passage” if someone brings up something that is not related to the passage being discussed or some perceived heresy.
The study can be accessed by clicking One Another Verses Bible Study STUDY
You can print the PDF file from there or you can go back and forth to the page for reference as needed.
Be blessed an be a blessing to “one another”,
W. Lawrence Hess
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