Sermon Series: Praying like Jesus.
Big Petitions in The Big Prayer
(First Petition) Christian Unity and Its Divine Characteristics
Characteristic #1 of Christian Unity: It’s a Work of God.
Characteristic #2 of Christian Unity: Demonstrates Our Security in Christ.
Characteristic #3 of Christian Unity: Manifests God’s Glory.
Characteristic #4 of Christian Unity: Demonstrates Jesus’ Deity to the World.
Characteristic #5 of Christian Unity: Validates the Love of God.
John 17:22-26 (ESV) The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, 23 I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me. 24 Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world. 25 O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these know that you have sent me. 26 I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.”