It is great to talk about unity but how do we really achieve it?
This past weekend at Eastbrook Church I continued our “One Church” series by exploring that question through Jesus’ high priestly prayer in John 17. In my message this weekend, “Prayer as the Pathway to Unity,” I specifically looked at John 17:20-26, where Jesus prays for the future believers, like us, to be one. My main point is that prayer is the pathway to unity and without prayer we will not achieve unity as believers.
You can view a video of the message and the accompanying outline below. You can listen to the message via our audio podcast here.
The Power of Proactive Prayer (John 17:20)
Jesus the high priest
The future people
The Power of Transformed Relationships (John 17:21-23)
Relational unity within the Triune God
Jesus’ glory and the manifold unity of His people
When we stagger in the battlefields of conflict
The Power of Unified Mission (John 17:21, 23)
The stated results of unity
The implied aftermath of disunity