The phrase “one another,” or allélón, occurs more than 100 times in the New Testament . . . which should tell you something about how important and challenging it can be to work with others! “One another” is derived from the Greek word ἀλλήλων (allélón) which means “one another, each other; mutually, reciprocally.” If you’ve been a Christian for any length of time, you might be so familiar with the phrase “one another” that it is more like background music than the main melody.
But don’t tune out just yet.
Our hope and prayer is that God will use the One Another Challenge to help you see afresh how beautiful and powerful allélón can be. And how a life of true allélón keeps you close to God as you move towards your teammates and become a better teammate. Every situation is unique, so we are holding the term “teammate” loosely and openly so you can adapt it to your unique situation. You might be on a close-knit team that lives in proximity and works together. Your team might come from all one nationality or various nationalities. It might involve some of you working in one location and others on your team working literally on the other side of the world. Regardless, we are all called to allélón each other.
Obviously, a five-day challenge has its limits; but if you invest between ten and thirty minutes a day, God will use this challenge to help you and your team grow.
Every day you will receive an email with three things:
1. Questions for that day – one primary question and three supportive questions
2. A verse for the day
3. A resource for the day attribute for that day— the email should take around 15 seconds to read. You can also use the “One Another” packet to take the daily question a bit deeper (between ten and thirty minutes).
You can participate in the challenge by yourself because if one part changes, the system cannot stay the same. Or you could do this challenge as a team. Either way, this challenge was designed with you in mind.
Enjoy these five days! This is your challenge, adapt as needed. If writing the answers feels like too much, don’t! Instead you could write the questions on a notecard and go for a walk. Our hope is that through reflecting, you will grow, and that “Day 5 you” will thank “Day 1 you” for taking this challenge.
Are you up for the challenge? Join today!
P.S. No blog posts this week so that everyone can participate in this challenge!
Bible Hub, https://biblehub.com/greek/240.htm.