Jesus prayed for us (John 17:20-23), everyone who has believed in Him because of the message of Jesus' disciples.
He prayed that we would be One, like He and the Father are One.
I'm thinking that Jesus and God the Father are tight.
Yet Jesus prayed that we, the Church, Jesus' body left here on earth, would be One.
I like that!
But it gets even better. Jesus said in His prayer that if we, the believers in Jesus, acted out our Oneness, then people would believe that God sent Jesus.
I really like that!
Us, the Church that belongs to Jesus, looking and being One, in the way Jesus and the Father (and the Spirit) are One, will empower people to believe that God sent Jesus, and that God loves them as He loves Jesus.
So, here's my question to you: What would it look like for us to be One?
One in your Community Group. One at TBC College Group. One at TBC. One in our City. One in the US. One on the Globe?
I'm looking forward to your thoughts.
All for His Fame! paul
Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.