Gospel of John
John 17: 20-26
We Are One in Christ!
June 20, 2010
21 FELLOWSHIP – SBC
I. We are ONE in Christ - unity with fellow-believers glorifies God – vv. 20-23.
A. We are part of the universal church age-old and world-wide – v. 20.
B. What every believer needs to know about unity – vv. 21-23.
i. Christian oneness is patterned after that of the Father and the Son – v. 21a.
ii. Christian oneness is only feasible when we are in fellowship with God – v. 21b.
iii. Christian oneness provides visible witness to the world – v. 21c.
iv. Christian oneness begins with the right doctrine – v. 22.
v. More harmonious oneness produces an ultimate witness – v. 23.
II. There’s more to Christ than we can grasp here and now – v. 24.
III. How will the sinful world know the righteous God? – vv. 25-26.
A. God alone is righteous – v. 25.
B. We know God through Jesus Christ – v. 25.
C. We make God known to the world when His love is evident through us and His Son resides in us – v. 26.
When we are one in Christ, the world can know God through us.