Return to Content
Read Our Devotional
Opportunities to be Published
The Home for Christian Writers! Matthew 6:33
ENCOURAGE AUTHOR BY COMMENTING
LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
As A Member
Add to Favorites
Unity of the Believers
Free to Share
Author requests article critique
John 13:35 (NKJ)
By this all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.
Before Jesus’ arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane, he fervently prayed for himself, his disciples, and for the unity of all believers. Jesus could have prayed for anything, but he prayed for unity. Have you ever wondered why?
Maybe Jesus prayed this prayer because he understood that unity in the things of God strengthens our relationship with him and with one another. Then, as we move together in his Spirit, he accomplishes his work through us.
There are many areas of ministry, but only one purpose. If we want to know God’s purpose, we don't have to look very far--it's in Jesus' prayer:
"Then the world will know that you sent me, and have loved them even as you have loved me"
Jesus prayed for us to have the same eternal unity that he and His Father share. Therefore, since we have been given such a precious gift, it is crucial that our unity remains in the character of God. If we falter, our unity tends to shift to things of the flesh--gossip, envy, anger and discord--which eventually lead us into a mob mentality. When we focus on the Lord, it is much easier to pursue the Mind of Christ.
: Lord, please unify us with love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Please bind us together with your Holy Spirit so the world will know that Jesus is Lord.
Cheryl Harrison serves as Director of Discipleship at her home church. She resides in Texas.
PLEASE ENCOURAGE AUTHOR BELOW
LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
AS A MEMBER
Reader Count & Comments
This article has been read
Read more articles by
or search for other articles by topic below.
Search for articles on: (e.g. creation; holiness etc.)
Read more by clicking on a link:
Main Site Articles
Most Read Articles
Highly Acclaimed Challenge Articles
New Release Christian Books for Free for a Simple Review
NEW - Surprise Me With an Article - Click here for a random URL
God is Not Against You - He Came on an All Out Rescue Mission to Save You
...in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them... 2 Cor 5:19
Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Acts 13:38
LEARN & TRUST JESUS HERE
The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
FaithWriters offers Christian reading material for Christian readers. We offer Christian articles, Christian fiction, Christian non-fiction, Christian Bible studies, Christian poems, Christian articles for sale, free use Christian articles, Christian living articles, New Covenant Christian Bible Studies, Christian magazine articles and new Christian articles. We write for Jesus about God, the Bible, salvation, prayer and the word of God.
Link To Us
Become A Member