Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?
| Matthew 16:24-26
Jesus prayed that the church would become perfectly united just as the Father and Son are perfectly one.
Yet we are more divided than ever.
It would take a miracle...
We read about the unstoppable power, miraculous love, and outrageous sacrifice of the first church.
Then we wonder if it is even possible
for the church today.
It’s clear from scripture that God desires unity for His Church. Unity is what Jesus prays for, what He commands, and what He says will be the chief argument for unbelieving people coming to know God.