Scriptures: Ephesians 4:1-6, John 17:20-23
The Bible states that there is only one God who is the Father of all. He is above all, and in us all and through us all. He is an active presence! The church needs to operate in oneness and we can do this in many ways, today we will look at four:
#1- One in Unity- The Bible says there is one body. Unity takes work and we must remember what unites us: our love for God, our love for one another, our love for the lost and our love for the Word. We are to be known by our love for one another.
#2-One in Worship- We worship one, we should worship as one. Our purpose in worship should be to connect with God and with each other. Worship lifts God up and brings us together.
#3- One in Grace- There is one baptism: of the water and the spirit. Mercy and forgiveness are essential. Grace is simple: the lack of mercy and forgiveness is complicated. Grace breaks through all barriers.
#4- One in Faith- One Lord who is Jesus and one faith the gospel. We have one message and the gospel is inclusive: it unites all of us. We all need a Savior and we all need truth and we all need the one spirit.
Oneness is believed and demonstrated.