The local church is a powerful force to be reckoned with as they show together, grow together and go together. Engaging the local church is more significant than we realize. the Christian life is far more communal than we American individualists realize.
Speaker: Jeff Jones
Scripture: Galatians 3:28, John 17:20-23, Acts 2:46-47, Ephesians 2:15-18, Ephesians 3:10
Topic: Church Mission
Jesus' final prayer was that the church might be unified in the same way the Son has unity with the Father. A unified church focuses on God’s priorities, rallies against our only enemy, Satan, and stands strong on one foundation – the saving grace of Jesus Christ.
Speaker: Jack Schull
Scripture: John 17:20-23, Acts 4:37, John 5:30, John 8:29, Ephesians 4:1-2
Topic: Church Unity
Jesus did not live a conventional life. He chided the religious leaders and ate with tax collectors and sinners. Christ came to do transplants, not cosmetic surgery. This is good news for the sick who want to change. This is bad news for the sick who won't admit it. Christianity is the only club where you have to be unqualified to get in.
Speaker: Chris Brown
Scripture: Luke 5:27-28, Matthew 21:28-39, John 17:20-23, Romans 5:8, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Topic: The Life of Christ
Is it biblical to pray for yourself? Jesus did! His prayer in John 17:1-5 gives us a model for how we should pray for ourselves. Drew Anderson writes: Jesus starts His prayer with a request for the Father to glorify Him. He then moves to praying for His disciples and their actions within the world. Finally, He prays for the unity of all those who might believe in Him unto the...
Author: Drew Anderson
Scripture: John 17:1-5