Jesus Prays for Unity
20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 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. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
In the above block is part of the prayer Jesus prayed the day before his crucifixion. We as Christians are all one body with Jesus Christ being the head. Since this is so, Jesus’ desire is that we all become one in unity. This does not mean we should all believe exactly the same, live exactly alike, or worship at the same church or denomination. All those who call Jesus Lord–all those who have trusted in Jesus as their savior–are part of the CHURCH. I don’t believe God sees denominational differences. Just as it is written in Galatians 3:28:
28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (NIV)
“There is neither Jew nor Gentile”. This can go on to say, “There is no Baptist, Lutheran, Pentecostal, or Catholic. We are all one in Christ Jesus.”
We Are One Experience
I will be a part of a great experience this weekend. On April 20 & 21 at Trinity Fellowship Church I am privileged to have the opportunity to attend the We Are One Women’s Experience. As one in Christ of Women are gathering in one place to celebrate Love, Laughter and Legacy. When I return I hope to share some of the experience with you.
As one Church we all point in one direction: to Jesus. As one in Christ, we all worship the same Lord: Jesus Christ. As one in Christ, we all share the same news: Jesus loves you. And hopefully we all invite people within our influence to join in worshiping Him.
Are you part of the Kingdom of God? Have you asked Jesus to become Lord of your Life? If so, welcome to the family. We are all one big body, functioning in many different ways to accomplish one main purpose: bringing others to Christ Jesus.