The Apostolic Church (LAWNA)
The Tenets of the Apostolic Church
Tenets of The Apostolic Church
Every member of the church is expected to have knowledge of the following and believe them:
- The Unity of the God head and the Trinity of the persons therein. (Genesis 1:1; Matt 3:16-17; 1 John 5:7)
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens
were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:
17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
1 John 5:7
For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and
these three are one.
- The utter depravity of human nature, the necessity for Repentance and Regeneration and the Eternal Doom of the finally impenitent i.e. unrepentant.(Gen 3:1-19; Isaiah 53:6; Acts 2:38; 17:30, John 5:28-29; Daniel 12:2; Rom 2:7, 6:23; 1 John 1:1-2
1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And
he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath
laid on him the iniquity of us all.
38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus
Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to
28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his
voice, 29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they
that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and
some to shame and everlasting contempt.
7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality,
23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 John 1:1-2
1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes,
which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;
2 (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that
eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)
- The Virgin Birth, Sinless Life, Atoning Death, Triumphant Resurrection, Ascension and Abiding Intercession of Our Lord Jesus Christ. His Second coming and Millennial Reign upon earth. (John 8:46; 14:30; Col. 1:15; 2 Corinthians 5:19; Romans 3:25; Acts 2:36; Phil. 2:9-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)
46 Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?
30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in
15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
2 Corinthians 5:19
19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses
unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his
righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom
ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.
9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and
things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the
glory of God the Father.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel,
and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and
remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall
we ever be with the Lord.
- Justification and Sanctification of the Believer through the finished work of Christ. (Acts 2:38; Luke 15:7; Romans 4:25; 5:16; 1 Corinthians 1:30; 1 Thessalonians 4:3)
38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus
Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
7 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than
over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.
25 Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.
16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to
condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.
1 Corinthians 1:30
30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and
sanctification, and redemption:
1 Thessalonians 4:3
For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:
- The Baptism of the Holy Ghost for believers with signs following. (I Corinthians 12:8-11; Mark 16:17; Acts 2:4; and Galatians 5:22)
I Corinthians 12:8-11
8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the
same Spirit; 9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to
another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: 11 But all these worketh
that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall
speak with new tongues;
4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit
gave them utterance.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
- The nine gifts of the Holy Ghost for the edification, exhortation and comfort of the Church, which is the body of Christ. (1 Corinthians 12:4-11)
1 Corinthians 12:4-11
4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 And there are differences of
administrations, but the same Lord. 6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same
God which worketh all in all. 7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit
withal. 8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge
by the same Spirit; 9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the
same Spirit; 10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of
spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: 11 But all
these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
- The Sacraments of Baptism by immersion and of the Lord’s Supper. (Rom 6:4, 6:11, 6:13-14, Luke 3:21; Mark 16:16, Luke 2:22-24, 34; Mark 10:16, Luke 22:19-20; Matt. 26:21-29; Acts 20:7)
4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from
the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus
Christ our Lord.
13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves
unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of
righteousness unto God. 14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law,
but under grace.
21 Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and
praying, the heaven was opened,
16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
22 And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they
brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord; 23 (As it is written in the law of the Lord,
Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;) 24 And to offer a sacrifice
according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.
16 And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.
19 And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body
which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. 20 Likewise also the cup after supper, saying,
This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.
21 And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me. 22 And they
were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I? 23 And he
answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me. 24 The
Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is
betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born. 25 Then Judas, which betrayed
him, answered and said, Master, is it I? He said unto him, Thou hast said. 26 And as they were
eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take,
eat; this is my body. 27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye
all of it; 28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of
sins. 29 But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I
drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.
7 And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul
preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.
- The Divine Inspiration and Authority of the Holy Scriptures. 2 Tim 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21
2 Tim 3:16
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for
correction, for instruction in righteousness:
2 Peter 1:21
21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they
were moved by the Holy Ghost.
- Church Government by Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, Teachers, Elders, Deacons and Deaconesses. (Ephesians 4:11-13, 1 Corinthians 12:28)
11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and
teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the
body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God,
unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
1 Corinthians 12:28
28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers,
after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
- The possibility of falling from Grace. (1 Corinthians 10:12, 1 John 5:11, John 15:4, 1 John 5:12, Romans 5:1-2, John 8:51, 1 Timothy 4:1, 16; 2 Timothy 3:13-15, 1 Corinthians 15:1, Colossians 1:21-23)
1 Corinthians 10:12
12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
1 John 5:11
11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no
more can ye, except ye abide in me.
1 John 5:12
12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of
the glory of God.
51 Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.
1 Timothy 4:1
1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith,
giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
1 Timothy 4:16
16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt
both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
2 Timothy 3:13-15
13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of
whom thou hast learned them; 15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures,
which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
1 Corinthians 15:1
1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye
have received, and wherein ye stand;
21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now
hath he reconciled 22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable
and unreproveable in his sight: 23 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not
moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every
creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;
- The obligatory nature of Tithes and Offerings. (Malachi 3:10, Matthew 23:23, Hebrews 7:1-4; Luke 6:38; Acts 20:35)
10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me
now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you
out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and
cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these
ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
1 For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning
from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; 2 To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all;
first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King
of peace; 3 Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days,
nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually. 4 Now consider
how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.
38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and
running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it
shall be measured to you again.
35 I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to
remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
- Divine Healing through Obedience to the Command of our Lord Jesus Christ and Faith in HIS Name and merit of His Blood for all sickness, disease and infirmities. (Exodus 15:26, Isaiah 53:5, Psalm 103:2)
26 And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which
is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none
of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that
5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of
our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
Rules of Conduct
Rules of Conduct
- Never come to the House of God without prayer before coming (Matt 6:6, Eph 6:18).
6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
- Be in your seat at the commencement of the service. You will thus be a good example to those who are late and neglectful. (Gen 22:3, Psa 108:2, Prov 8:17, Song of Solomon 7:12-13).
3 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.
2 Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.
17 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.
Song of Solomon 7:12-13 12 Let us get up early to the vineyards; let us see if the vine flourish, whether the tender grape appear, and the pomegranates bud forth: there will I give thee my loves. 13 The mandrakes give a smell, and at our gates are all manner of pleasant fruits, new and old, which I have laid up for thee, O my beloved.
- Bring your children with you to the House of God. Relatives and servants also have souls. It is your duty and privilege to take care of them. (Matt 19:14, Ex 20:10, Acts 10:24, John 1:41-45, Gen 18:19).
14 Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?
10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
24 And the morrow after they entered into Caesarea. And Cornelius waited for them, and had called together his kinsmen and near friends.
John 1:41-45 41 He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ. 42 And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone. 43 The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me. 44 Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.
- Make the Pastor your personal friend. His sympathy, support and counsel are needed by you. Constantly pray for him. (I Thess 2:7, Joel 2:17, Mal 2:7, Rom 15:30, II Cor 1:11, Eph 6:19, Heb 13:17).
I Thess 2:7
7 But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children:
17 Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O LORD, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God?
7 For the priest’s lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.
30 Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me;
II Cor 1:11
11 Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift bestowed upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf.
19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
- Make the Church your spiritual home, (Acts 2:46-47).
Acts 2:46-47 46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, 47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
- When conversing on the hearths, never speak disrespectfully or criticisingly of God’s servants, or their ministrations, in the presence of your children, If you sow the wind, you may expect to reap the whirlwind. (Gal 6:7).
7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
- Take your Bible with you to the House of God. (Ps 1:2, 119:16, 72, Rom 15:4, II Tim 3:16-17).
2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
16 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.
72 The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.
4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
II Tim 3:16-17 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
- Enter reverently, pray fervently, listen attentively, give praise from a grateful heart and worship God in the beauty of holiness. (Ps 118:27-29, Eccl 5:1, Rom 12:11, James 1:19).
Ps 118:27-29 27 God is the LORD, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar. 28 Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee.
29 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
1 Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil.
11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
Ps 100:4 “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise. Be thankful unto him and bless His name”
Rules of Belief
Rules of Belief
The following is expected of the member of the church:
- A personal testimony of your salvation in Christ (Acts 4:12, Rom 10:9).
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among
men, whereby we must be saved.
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God
hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
- Your acknowledgement of, and obedience to, the Order and Officers of the Church, Apostles, Elders, Deacons, and Deaconesses (Heb 13:17, Eph 4:11, I Cor 12:28).
Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as
they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is
unprofitable for you.
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and
I Cor 12:28
And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after
that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues
- Your presence in the meetings of the church and abidance in full communion, that is, not to absent yourself more than three times from Communion without sufficient reason given for your absence (Heb 10:25).
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one
another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
- Your conformity with the Fundamental Doctrines of the Church, as well as with the two ordinances, namely, Baptism by Immersion, and the Lord’s Supper. (II John 1:9, Rom 6:17, 6:4, Luke 22:19, I Cor 11:24.
II John 1:9
Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth
in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son
But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form
of doctrine which was delivered you.
Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the
dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life
And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body
which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.
I Cor 11:24
And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for
you: this do in remembrance of me.
- That you contribute towards the support of the cause, as taught unto us in the word of God. (Gen 14:20, 28, 22, Lev 27:30, I Chro 29:14, I Cor 16:1-2, Matt 23, Heb 7:8-17).
And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave
him tithes of all
22 And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God’s house: and of all that thou shalt give
me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.
22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto the LORD, the most high
God, the possessor of heaven and earth,
And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is the
LORD’S: it is holy unto the LORD.
I Chro 29:14
But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? for
all things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee.
I Cor 16:1-2
1 So they brought the ark of God, and set it in the midst of the tent that David had pitched for it:
and they offered burnt sacrifices and peace offerings before God. 2 And when David had made an
end of offering the burnt offerings and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of
8 And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that
he liveth. 9 And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham. 10 For he
was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him. 11 If therefore perfection were by the
Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that
another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of
Aaron? 12 For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law. 13
For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave
attendance at the altar. 14 For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses
spake nothing concerning priesthood. 15 And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude
of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest, 16 Who is made, not after the law of a carnal
commandment, but after the power of an endless life. 17 For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever
after the order of Melchisedec.
- That you keep the counsel of the Church within the Church (Matt 7:6).
6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they
trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
- That you pray for and help every member, remembering that we are joint members in the Body of Christ. (Heb 10:24, I Cor 12:25-26, I Tim 2:1, Gal 6:2).
And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
I Cor 12:25-26
25 That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care
one for another. 26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one
member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.
I Tim 2:1
I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be
made for all men;
2 Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
- “Endeavoring to keep the Unity of the spirit in the bond of peace” (Eph 4:3).
Eph 4:3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.