“Networking with the Body of Christ” (John 17:1, 6-11, 17-23) Sunday Oct. 1, 2017
Call to Worship
L: How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity!
P: It is like the precious oil on the head,
L: Running down upon the collar of Aaron’s robes.
P: It is like the dew of Hermon falling on Zion’s mountains.
U: For there the Lord ordained the blessing of life forevermore!
Scripture (John 17:1, 6-11, 17-23)
Our reading comes from the good news according to John.
1After Jesus had spoken these words, he looked up to heaven and said,
6”I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word.
7Now they know that everything you have given me is from you;
8for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me.
9I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours.
10All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them.
11And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one.
17Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.
18As you have sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world.
19And for their sakes I sanctify myself, so that they also may be sanctified in truth.
20”I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word,
21that they may all be one. As you, Father, 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.
22The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one,
23I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one, so that the world may know that you have sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
Here ends our reading. May God bless our understanding.
@Copyrighted by Rev. Troy Sybrant Sermon: “Networking with the Body of Christ” (John 17:1, 6-11, 17-23) Sunday Oct. 1, 2017
“Networking with the Body of Christ”