I was speaking to my Christian 'brother' Denzyl today and i thought i'd look into the Bible to see the real reason for calling each other 'brother X' or 'sister Y' ... I came across the following scriptures and i though i'd share them with you. Of course there are many more scriptures in the Bible that speak about 'brother' but the following will suffice for now:
Mark 3:35 Whoever does God's will is my brother and sister and mother."
Therefore Jesus is our brother also.
If you are angry with your brother (a Christian), Jesus says:
Matthew 5:24 - "Leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift".
Matthew 18:15 - "If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over,"
Luke 17:3 - "So watch yourself. If your brother sins, rebuke him".
1John 2:9 - Whoever loves his brother lives in the light, and there is nothing, in him to make him stumble.
1 John 4:21 - And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother.
Hmmmm ... i learnt something new today! DID YOU TOO? Please do share your thoughts with me brother/sister!