Thursday, 13 August 2009

Being one in Jesus, Jesus in us and God in Jesus


John 17:23 "... I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me."
Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Eenheid in Jezus en Jezus in ons en God in hem


Thoughts
Phil Ware    How will the world come to know that God sent his Son? Through our unity. How will the world know that God truly loves us as his children? When we live together in unity. What is that unity? That's harder to define. The basis of unity comes from our love for Jesus, our love for each other, and our devotion to his will. These things lead to a life of character so consistent with the will of God that he can be seen living in us! Yet for this kind of unity to be seen by the world, it has to be visible in the way we work with each other in the cause of the Gospel, the way we handle our differences, the way as a group that we consistently treat people of the world, and the way we come together in areas that clearly matter to God. May it only be so!

Prayer
    Father, please help us, your children, come together in ways that honor you, reveal your character, and lead others to call on Jesus as Lord. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.