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Honor One Another

August 12, 2018 Speaker: Dan Davis Series: One Another...

Topic: Sunday Message Verse: John 13:34–13:35, Romans 12:3–12:5, Romans 12:9–12:10, Proverbs 14:30, Romans 12:10, Romans 12:15

Honor One Another

"One Another: Doing Church Better" is our summer message series exploring some of the "One Another" statements in the Bible.

John 13:34-35 NIV
34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

One Another: The Choices Before Us

So far in the series, we've seen these forks in the road:
Love or Hate?
Encourage or Discourage?
Forgive or Hold Grudges?
Worship with Words of Life or Words of Despair?
Inspire or Frustrate?

The better we as a church can live out these different “one another” statements, the brighter the light and hope of Christ will shine.

Romans 12:3-5 NIV
3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. 4 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.

Romans 12:9-10 NIV
9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.

Honor One Another

Honor is recognizing and respecting someone else for who they are or what they’ve done.

Honor means taking the spotlight off of yourself and shining it on the other person... which is often easier said than done.

Honor or Envy?

Envy is when someone else has something we desire that do not have ourselves. It's when we compare and covet and come up short.

Envy comes in many different forms. The German word "schaudenfreude" describes a “reverse envy”: It’s the pleasure we derive from someone else’s misfortune. If someone else is going to get the spotlight instead of us, then it better be for the wrong reasons.

Honor One Another principles

1. If your greatest joys are derived from the misfortune of others, then you need to change; otherwise you’re going to lead a miserable life.

2. You can honor others because God has honored you in Jesus Christ.

3. Because of the Gospel, your true worth as a person isn’t lessened by the success of others.

4. Honoring someone else will make you more (not less) of a person.

Proverbs 14:30 NIV
30 A heart at peace gives life to the body,but envy rots the bones.

Romans 12:10 ESV
10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

Choosing Honor over Envy

1. Compliment someone without expecting anything in return.

2. Celebrate the good fortune of others.

3. Listen a lot and don’t try to one up people.

Romans 12:15 NIV
15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.

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