Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Jesus Prays for OUR RELATIONSHIPS

I am preparing for my sermon on Sunday and I came across a Scripture that I have read 100+ times BUT something JUMPED out to me and thus, I began reading what others had said and my eyes were opened.

As I continue to read Scripture and read Scripture that i have read numerous times, it amazes me the "new' things that jump out to me. I believe that it is where you are at and what speaks to you at that time ....

HERE IT IS !!!!

John 17:20-23

I'm praying not only for them
But also for those who will believe in me
Because of them and their witness about me.
The goal is for all of them to become one heart and mind—
Just as you, Father, are in me and I in you,
So they might be one heart and mind with us.

Then the world might believe that you, in fact, sent me.
The same glory you gave me, I gave them,
So they'll be as unified and together as we are—
I in them and you in me.
Then they'll be mature in this oneness,
And give the godless world evidence
That you've sent me and loved them
In the same way you've loved me.

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So, Jesus is praying that you and me have the same type of oneness that THE TRINITY has. Wow. Jesus thinks that you and me can have the same relationship that He (Jesus, the son) experiences with the Father and the Holy Spirit.

How many of us can say that we (or the church that we participate) have that type of a oneness. To me, that is amazing.

The theological ramifications do not stop there though, he goes on to say that our relationships with one another is the MOST CONVINCING truth of the gospel.

3 comments:

Doorman-Priest said...

I think the Spirit is surely at work whan something familiar takes on a new dimension.

Good isn't it?

Jeff Greathouse said...

i think that you are right and it is very good and cool. i love when the Spirit reveals something new.

Amy said...

Jesus knew we needed all the prayer we could get in the 21st Century, so He started early. :) Just kidding...it's for ALL believers.