This sermon series looks at several (but not all!) of the many “one another” passages in the New Testament. How can we effectively care for one another and so show the world that we are truly disciples of Jesus?

There is also a practical component to this sermon series. Here is a description from Pastor Ryan:

Adele Calhoun, in her book Spiritual Disciplines Handbook: Practices that Transform Us, offers several suggestions to help put living the “one another’s” into practice. I’d like to suggest this one to you:

“Choose a “one another” that you want to become a hallmark of your life. Consider why this “one another” is important to you. Picture what practising the “one another” will cost you. It could cost you time, money and a variety of self-indulgent moods and behaviors. Commit yourself to practising the “one another” every day for two weeks. At the end of each day, notice where you lived your “one another.” Where did you not live your “one another”? Seek grace to continue to incarnate Christ’s self-donating love. At the end of two weeks, consider whether or not you should dedicate two more weeks to intentionally living your “one another”. Do you feel called to move on to a different one?”

Calhoun, Adele Ahlberg. Spiritual Disciplines Handbook: Practices That Transform Us. Intervarsity Press, Downers Grove, IL, 2005

Pastor Ryan covered nine “one anothers” in this series. There are many more in the New Testament Epistles (letters)! Try a search for “one another” in Bible Gateway to find more of them. Use the links to the books of the Bible in the right sidebar to narrow your search to the Epistles.

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Easter sermon by Pastor Ryan Emmons

John 20:11-18 (NLT) ; 約 翰 福 音 20:11-18 (CUVS)

Artwork: Uhde, Fritz von, 1848-1911. Woman, Why Weepest Thou?, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. https://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=58161 [retrieved April 14, 2022]. Original source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fritz_von_Uhde_-_Weib,_warum_weinest_du_(1892-94).jpg.

Palm Sunday sermon by Pastor Ryan Emmons

Luke 19:36-44 (NLT) ; 路 加 福 音 19:36-44 (CUVS)

This is Pastor Ryan’s sermon series for the weeks leading up to Easter in 2022. He looks in detail at Jesus’ prayer in John 17, which comes at the end of Jesus’ last teachings to his disciples just before he was betrayed. Jesus prays for his followers, but also for all who will believe in him afterwards, which includes us. What did Jesus pray for in his last prayer on Earth? What does he want us to remember?