Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 24-MAY-2020 - 9.30 AM Sermon
Rev Dr Greg Elsdon
Easter 7 – In what is generally known as his High Priestly Prayer, Jesus spent his final hours praying first for himself, then for his disciples; and finally for all believers, that they might know what it meant to experience a life of love and unity, a life that reflected the relationship between Jesus and his Father. Earlier in his ministry he had taught his followers that they would be recognisable from the way they loved one another across their differences – not always in agreement, but respectful of those with whom they disagreed. It would be a community inspired and shaped by God's grace. But with so many church denominations and splinter groups all over the place today, where is the unity that Jesus prayed for? "God, may we see in your oneness our need for unity; and in your threeness, our need for community". The prayer of Jesus is still the same today – "That they may be one."
John 17: 1-11

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