The Church – Manifesto | John 17:6-23 | Lawrence Davie

The Church – Manifesto | John 17:6-23 | Lawrence Davie

Christians talk about the Church as the “Body and Bride of Christ” and acknowledge that it was started by Jesus and commissioned to be His unique representative on Earth. However, for many their experience of Church does not live up to their expectations.

In the series we are looking at what Jesus taught about the Church so that we gain a fresh understanding of what He did for us on the Cross. He created a place where sinful men and women, despite their sins, may be accepted by God and enabled to live and rejoice in His presence.

We will see that the Church is the continuation of the ministry of Jesus who received sinners, ate and drank with them and drew them into His community.

This week Lawrence Davie looks at The Manifesto that Jesus gave to the church by looking at John 17:6-13.

There are also notes available for personal study and group discussion which can be found here.

Gathered to Go – John 17:20-26: Andrew Gardner

Andrew Gardner looks at John 17:20-26 and Jesus prayer for all believers:

“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.”