ONE | Week 2 | Sunday, March 22, 2020 | Scott Gossenberger
20 My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you 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. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
• WE ARE UNITED BY OUR COMMON CONNECTION TO THE SOURCE OF
All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them.
For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so, through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.
2 Corinthians 1:20
For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, do not fear; I will help you.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.
Though the mountains be shaken, and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.
9 The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. 10 Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.
The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.
And call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.”
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
9 “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!
• OUR CONNECTION TO THE SOURCE (GOD OUR PROVIDER) ALLOWS US TO BE A SOURCE OF TANGIBLE LOVE AND HOPE TO OTHERS
My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.
- Review the promises each day to push back the fear that is coming from all the news we are receiving.
- Extend yourself to others. Fight the urge to give in to greed. If you need one gal. of milk don’t take two. If you need one package of whatever, leave the others on the shelf for our community.
- Find a need and fill it. You are God’s hands and feet…His source.