Short Lessons For the Lord’s Supper

By Lester A. Doyle, Jr.

Jesus’ Prayer for Unity

In John 17, Jesus prayed for the unity of all his people in order that the whole world might come to believe in him and

obey him. In verses 20 through 23 Jesus said, “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that you sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be made perfect in one, that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.”

The unity is best seen here this morning in this communion. The one thing we have in common that gives us unity is our Savior Jesus Christ, and his death on the cross that all our sins might be forgiven.

Undeserving as we are, Christ’s death has made us all one people, God’s family, his children.

Guardian of Truth XXXIV: 12, p. 374
June 21, 1990