Being a believer is not a private matter. It is a personal matter, but not private. Living out our faith is part of community living. It involves others. Mutual confession leads to mutual prayer.
One of the reasons for becoming a member of the local church is so that you have a sphere in which to obey the numerous New Testament one anothers. Clearly, you cannot do these in isolation (though some certainly try!). Of course, the reason for
Our recent study of the command to “greet one another” (Romans 16:16) in one sense summarises the heart of all of the “one another” commands in the New Testament. Yet there is value in continuing to expound the rest of them, for in doing so
In a book I was reading recently, the author describes how she lives close to a major freeway. Over the years, she has grown so accustomed to the noise of the constant traffic that she barely notices it anymore. She describes it as “white noise.”