John 17:20-26 – “That All May be One” Sun. Mar. 4th 2018 – Pastor Stephan Sermon Outline I. The Church is to be the Embodiment of the Revelation and the Redemption of Christ before the World (John 17:20-23). A. God has made the Church one through the gospel of His Son, Jesus Christ (vs. 20). B. Unity in the Church reflects God’s nature and His redemptive activity (vs. 21). C. The purpose for Church unity is that the world may believe (vs. 22-23). II. Jesus Prays that His Followers will be with Him Forever to Experience His Love and Witness His Glory (John 17:24-26). Questions for Study and Reflection 1. Think about a couple or family you know that are authentically really close to one another. What words come to mind as you reflect upon them? Do you believe that to be “attractive” and “inviting” or not? Why or why not? 2. Read John 17:20-26. Who is Jesus praying for? What is the primary petition(s) of this section of His prayer? Why does He pray for that? 3. What is the foundation of unity within a family? What is the basis of unity within a church body? 4. Do you believe unity in a church reflects the nature of God? Why or why not? Do you believe unity in a church reflects the gospel of God? Why or why not? 5. What does the world see and believe when they see a church at unity? What part does each member play to foster unity within a church body? 6. Take time this week to ask the Lord how you are personally doing to foster unity within the church, i.e. are you personally creating unity or division? What steps can be done to improve your testimony?