It’s Your Choice!

**... keep these You have given Me true to Your Name, so that they may be one like us** (John 17:11).

John 6:51
Acts 1:15-17,20-26; Psalms 103:1-2,11-12,19-20; I John 4:11-16; John 17:11-19

Sermon Week/Year

Seventh Sunday of Easter,

Sermon Topic


A four-year-old girl sat with her aunt in Church as the preacher spoke about the need for unity, in the Church and in the world. Over-and-over, he punctuated each point in the sermon with the phrase, “God wants us to be one … God wants us to be one.” Finally, the little four-year-old leaned over to her aunt and whispered, “But I don’t want to be one, I want to be five.”

On the last night of His life, Jesus offered a prayer which takes up an entire chapter in John’s Gospel. “Holy Father,” He prayed, “keep those You have given Me true to Your Name, so that they may be one, like us … while still in the world I say these things to share My joy with them to the full … consecrate them in Truth; Your Word is Truth” (Jn. 17:11,13,17).

The Gospel Truth is that when we are one with Christ as He is one with the Father — when, in…

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