Pray for Unity, Then Work for It!”
Unity in the church requires prayer, but it also requires much work. John 17:20-23 records a prayer from the heart and lips of our Lord and the focus of that prayer is unity in among believers and especially in the church. Take this prayer seriously, then pray like Jesus while you work toward unity.
Introduction: Unity is very important in the church.
(John 17:20-21a) Pray that the church will be one in His purpose.
(John 17:21b) Pray that the church will be one in His passion.
(John 17:22-23) Pray that the church will be one in his presence.
The big idea: Jesus prays for and wants his church to serve and worship in full unity so that everyone will know and believe in Him.
My take home: