On the night Jesus was betrayed, he prayed with his closest followers. One of the things he prayed about was…US! John 17.20-23 says this:
My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
I recently had the pleasure of preaching on this text. The sermon’s title is “The Gravitas of God’s Glory.”
Please give it a listen and tell me what you think! Thanks so much!