Together

Pastor Jonathan speaks about the alternative to being alone. We often pursue relationships based on common ground and benefits, but that is not what Ruth teaches us. Ruth shows us that the alternative to being alone is kindness and covenant community and the way we can achieve this alternative.

Ruth 1:6-18

 

The Importance of Healthy Relationships

Pastor Steve shares on the importance of healthy relationships:

  • Serve one another
  • Accept one another
  • Strengthen one another
  • Help one another
  • Encourage one another
  • Care for one another
  • Forgive one another
  • Submit to one another
  • Commit to one another
  • Build trust with one another
  • Be devoted to one another
  • Be patient with one another
  • Be interested in one another
  • Be accountable to one another
  • Confess your sins to one another
  • Live in harmony with one another
  • Do not be conceited to one another
  • Greet one another with the kiss of love
  • Do not pass judgment to one another
  • Do not slander one another
  • Instruct one another
  • Greet one another
  • Admonish one another
  • Spur one another on toward love and good deeds
  • Meet with one another
  • Agree with one another
  • Be concerned for one another
  • Be humble to one another in love
  • Be compassionate to one another
  • Do not be consumed by one another
  • Do not anger one another
  • Do not lie to one another
  • Do not grumble to one another
  • Give preference to one another
  • Be at peace with one another
  • Sing to one another
  • Be of the same mind to one another
  • Comfort one another
  • Be kind to one another
  • Live in peace with one another
  • Bear one another’s burdens
  • Exhort one another
  • Show hospitality to one another without grumbling
  • Love one another

 


 

  1. How to be friends
  • Affirm one another’s strengths, abilities, and gifts
  • Affirm one another’s equal importance in Christ
  • Affirm one another through visible affection
  1. How to be family
  • Share one another’s space, goods, and time
  • Share one another’s needs and problems
  • Share one another’s beliefs, thinking, and spirituality
  1. How to be servants
  • Serve one another through accountability
  • Serve one another through forgiveness and reconciliation
  • Serve one another’s interests rather than our own.