Unity for the World’s Sake

Excellent blog defining true and false unity. Ecumenism was once described as unity in the dark. The true Church must seek unity in the light of Christ, which God certainly approves.

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The ecumenical movement has been founded upon the following verses found in chapter seventeen of Gospel of John.

“I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that you sent Me.”  John 17:20-21

Jesus prayed to the Father for the unity of believers in the Father and the Son so that the world would believe that the Father sent Jesus Christ.  In order to understand these verses we need to biblically define belief, unity, being in the Father and the Son, and the world.  Let’s start with the world first.

Jesus Christ defines the world for us in John chapter fifteen.

These things I command you, that you love one…

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Deny Yourself

Let us pray for the Christ Life, liberated from the Self Life. ‘ For to me to live is Christ’ – Saint Paul

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Adrian Rogers

“Then said Jesus unto His disciples, If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.” – Matthew 16:24

Do you want to be filled with Spirit of God? Do you really? Are you willing to forsake self? God is not going to superimpose His mighty, dynamic power on your old self-life.

Some people think denying themselves is doing without certain kinds of food, going without sleep, or doing without certain pleasures. They think maybe if they go live in a monastery they’ll be denying themselves.

But Jesus didn’t say deny yourself things. It‘s not denying yourself things; it’s denying yourself. Simon Peter forsook his nets early on, but it was a long time before Simon Peter forsook Simon Peter.

Are you ready now to take Self off the throne and enthrone Jesus there instead? Are you ready…

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TRUE SECRET OF FRUITFUL PRAYING; Romans Part 38

Justification and Assurance (f) The Spirit Maketh Intercession Romans 8:26-27 In examining the subject of assurance Paul, through this 8th Chapter of Romans has been responding to that which discourages our hearts and robs us of peace. In v1-12 he viewed the battle between the flesh and the Spirit. In v17-25 he considered the sufferings... Continue Reading →

HEIRS; Romans Part 37

Justification and Assurance (e) Heirs of God Romans 8:17-25 In expounding the subject of Christian Assurance Paul now transports our thoughts to glory, the blessed hope of the Church. When taken as a whole, however, this section has a practical application because it teaches Christians how to deal with suffering. Affliction is a real problem in... Continue Reading →

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