John 17: 20-23 NIV
“that all of them may be one”
Within the body of Christ there is one faith, with many different groups, called denominations and their are some things we do that are very
different from each other but we all share the same common beliefs that.
Christ has died
Christ is risen
Christ will come again
The Unity of the Body of Christ
Paul empowered by the Holy Spirit wrote:
“As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit-- just as you were called to one hope when you were called-- one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” (Ephesians 4:1-6 NIV).
Paul’s message of Christian Unity:
We are all worthily of one’s calling (v1b)
We all have the spirit of God for oneness in Christ. (2-3)
There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all that sustains the Unity of the Body. (4-6)
In 2017 lets act on Paul’s message of Unity, by working closer together, witnessing to our oneness and fulfil the prayer of Jesus:
“that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.” John 17:m 21
How good and pleasant it is
when brothers live together
Christians will never organize their Churches all in the same way. They will never worship God all in the same way. They will never even all believe precisely the same things. But Christian unity transcends all these differences and joins men together in love. Only love implanted in men's hearts by God can tear down the barriers which they have erected between each other and between their Churches.
In Christ alone
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