Being in the Christian family brings both privileges and responsibilities.
Today we will look at what the Bible has to say about some of these. All
passages are from the New American Standard Bible (NASB).
Galations 6:1 Brethren, even if anyone is caught in any
trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness;
each one looking to yourself, so that you too will not be tempted.
Romans 12:15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep
with those who weep.
Hebrews 10:23-25 Let us hold fast the confession of our
hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; and let us consider
how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own
assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another;
and all the more as you see the day drawing near.
James 2:14-16 What use is it, my brethren, if someone
says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him? If a brother
or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, and one of you says
to them, Go in peace, be warmed and be filled,'' and yet you do not give
them what is necessary for their body, what use is that?
1 Timothy 5:!6 If any woman who is a believer has dependent
widows, she must assist them and the church must not be burdened, so that
it may assist those who are widows indeed.
James 5:16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another,
and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer
of a righteous man can accomplish much.