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The who, what, where, when, and why of the One Anothers

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 in blog links, community, discipleship, fellowship | 2 comments

The who, what, where, when, and why of the One Anothers

Jon at “Jon’s Journey” has started what appears to be a fascinating series looking at the who, what, where, when, and why (and perhaps how?) of the “one another” passages in Scripture. His first post in the series, “Five W’s of One Another,” begins by asking “What?” verses/exhortations we are talking about.

Jon combines all these exhortations in a list, and summarizes as follows:

So what are the instructions in these one another verses? Hospitality, humility, harmony, not slandering, encouraging, teaching, admonishing (giving advice), agreeing with, forgiving, submitting, singing together, kindness, compassion, bearing with, serving, accepting, and the repeated call to love one another.

I’ll be honest… I’ve read and written about these verses many, many times. The “what” part is extremely familiar. I’m really looking forward to the follow-up posts in which Jon discusses the other W’s: Who, where, when, why, and perhaps “how?” even though it’s not exactly a “w” question.


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  1. 4-13-2012

    Thanks Alan. I have some ideas about answering the 5W’s related to these one another verses. I think they are an important collection of verses. I’m sure some of my answers will look familiar to you as well.

    Since we are to bear with one another, I’ll ask that you bear with me if it comes across too simplistic.

    We are told to instruct and teach one another, so I will be open to others sharing their thoughts as well. If we disagree, I will practice submitting to one another so we can still see that we agree with one another on the bigger picture. 🙂

  2. 4-13-2012


    Awesome comment! It looks like we won’t need to admonish one another today.