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May 5th, 2008

by Craig Groeschel

Make Us One

For my One Prayer message, I will be teaching and praying for the Church, “Lord, make us one.”

Here is Jesus’ prayer from John 17:20-24

“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: 23 I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

  • We pray daily to Jesus asking Him to answer our prayers.
  • What if we became the answer to His?

Pause for a moment… Think about Christ’s Church. (By Christ’s church, I mean every living believer.) Think about the resources God has made available to us. Consider the money we control. Consider the talent, gifts, and passion of perhaps 2 billion people. Now consider the needs around the world.

What do you think God could accomplish through a unified church? What if we stopped talking about Jesus and instead displayed His love through a unified and global biblical community?

I’d sincerely love to hear what you think would be possible!

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