Outside of his love for God and his family, Pastor Wayne Hoag’s greatest love is for the Body of Christ. For forty-three years he has been a shepherd of God’s flock. The past twenty-nine years he has served Sierra Bible Church in the mountain town of Truckee, California.
Several years ago his attention was drawn to the New Testament admonitions that call God’s children to either be or do something for their fellow believers in the local church. In fact, the call appears a total of twenty-nine times. Upon further study, Wayne became convinced that the twenty-nine one another admonitions were God’s unique strategy to shape and mold His children into the image of His Son. He began to see that following the work of salvation in one’s life, God then placed the new believer in a local fellowship where they would be further shaped and refined by and through their life with other believers. That is when the One Another Project was born. The Project was originally a ten week series of sermons that were then further explored in weekly home study groups. The questions that were asked and explored in the small groups are listed at the end of each chapter.
Pastor Wayne has not only taught these truths to his Truckee congregation but also to others who want to more fully understand God’s strategy of the One Another call. For further information and discussion about this topic please visit www.oneanotheronline.org.
The key verse for this study is Romans 12:5, “…so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.” As you read may you grow in your understanding of just how much you need your brothers and sisters in Christ.