“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, ESV)

10/02/2019 – Evening Service: Christian Unity

Bible Readings:

Ephesians 4:25 – 32, Philippians 4:1 – 9

Sermon Outline:

John 17:11 (NKJV)

11Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are.

John 17:20–23 (NKJV)

20“I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word;

21that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.

22And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one:

23I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.

I  What sort of unity does Jesus pray for in John 17?

II The result of unity among believers

III  Applications

  1. The terrible sin of disunity among Christians
  2. How to promote unity among us?

“I am quite sure that the best way to promote union is to promote truth.”

C. H. Spurgeon

“The union which is not based on the truth of God is rather a conspiracy than a communion.”

C. H. Spurgeon

The way to the union of Christendom does not lie throguh committee-rooms…  It lies through personal union with the Lord so deep and real as to be comparable with his union with the Father.

William Temple

unity in Christ is not something to be achieved:  it is something to be recognized.

A. W. Tozer