1 Corinthians 16:19-20
The churches in the province of Asia send you greetings. Aquila and Priscilla greet you warmly in the Lord, and so does the church that meets at their house. 20All the brothers here send you greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss.
Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I may not forget you.
CWilliam Arthur Ward
The Ministry of Affection: Romans 12:10
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.
1. The touch . Luke 5:13
Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. I am willing, he said. Be clean! And immediately the leprosy left him.
2. The tear . Psalm 126:5
Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy.
The Ministry of Serving: Galatians 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.
1. Show hospitality . 1 Peter 4:9
2. Show love . 1 John 4:7
The Ministry of Reconciliation: 2 Corinthians 5:17-20
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 18All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting menÕs sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20We are therefore ChristÕs ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on ChristÕs behalf: Be reconciled to God.
1. Forgiveness . Colossians 3:13
2. Peacemaking . Mark 9:50
The Ministry of Acceptance: Romans 15:7
Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.
1. Avoid being judgmental . Matthew 7:1
2. Resist racism . Acts 10:27-28
The Ministry of Improvement: James 5:16
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
1. Prayer . Romans 10:1
2. Patience . Colossians 3:13
The Ministry of Encouragement: 1 Thessalonians 4:18
Therefore encourage each other with these words.
1. Admonishment . Romans 15:14
I myself am convinced, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, complete in knowledge and competent to instruct one another.
2. Enablement . Hebrews 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.