Just listened to Matt Chandler yell at me about church membership in his series #dearestplace In Aussie churches we tend to have a fairly low view of membership. I think Matt makes a good case for having a high view of membership (a paper on this topic here also).
One of the really encouraging and challenging parts of his sermon was when he read out all of the one another verses in the NT. I am not sure if this is all of them but here is what I found…
John 13:34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
Rom. 12:10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.
Rom. 12:16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
Rom. 13:8 Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law.
Rom. 14:13 Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in your brother’s way.
Rom. 15:7 Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.
Rom. 15:14 I myself am convinced, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, complete in knowledge and competent to instruct one another.
Rom. 16:16 Greet one another with a holy kiss.
1Cor. 1:10 I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought.
1Cor. 16:20 All the brothers here send you greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss.
2Cor. 13:12 Greet one another with a holy kiss.
Gal. 5:13 You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love.
Eph. 4:2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
Eph. 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Eph. 5:19 Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord,
Eph. 5:21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
Col. 3:13 Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
Col. 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.
1Th. 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
Titus 3:3 ¶ At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another.
Heb. 3:13 But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.
Heb. 10:24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.
Heb. 10:25 Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
James 4:11 Brothers, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against his brother or judges him speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it.
1Pet. 1:22 Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart.
1Pet. 3:8 Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble.
1Pet. 4:9 Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.
1Pet. 5:5 All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
1Pet. 5:14 Greet one another with a kiss of love. Peace to all of you who are in Christ.
1John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
1John 3:11 This is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another.
1John 3:23 And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us.
1John 4:7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
1John 4:11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
1John 4:12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
2John 5 And now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another.