Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 16-MAY-2021 - 11.00 AM Sermon
Rev Dr Greg Elsdon
Easter 7 – The gospel passage contains a prayer that Jesus addressed to his Father a few days before his crucifixion, a prayer in which he was talking about the people that his Father had given him. The words and ideas as recorded are jumbled, intertwined and confusing, and they don't make easy reading. He was committed to forgiveness and reconciliation, and he talked about resprectfully accepting others with whom we cannot agree. He showed divine purpose, power and action, along with humility, responsiveness and receptivity. The unity of the disciples was to be the litmus test of Christian witness – and the signs of our lack of unity are very obvious. We have the power to love or not to love, and the power to be one or to be divided. We may not always be in step with each other and agreeing, but we can show love by being respectful towards those with whom we disagree.
John 17: 6-19

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