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That We May Be One

The disciples were described as having turned the world upside down because of their tremendous influence in evangelizing the nations. This sheds light on the heart attitude of Jesus as He prayed, “That they all may be one; as thou, father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me” (John 17:21).

It is the desire of the Father that all men would know Christ and experience the very same life that He derived from His Father, through the provision of recovery for their growing process (2). This does not mean losing one’s individuality or creative capacity, nor does it imply that a person’s sin nature can ever be eradicated.

In I Corinthians 15:10b, Paul said, “I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.” Paul never lost his individuality; yet, he operated in the power of God’s disposition throughout his ministry, for it is an impossible task for man to glorify God in his natural disposition. Through the ministry of the Holy Spirit, human problems and dilemmas can be transformed into victories for the believer.

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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