Trinity Sunday: John 17:20-26
The oneness of the church reflects the oneness of the triune God.
The oneness of the church
Jesus prays for believers to possess a oneness that is modeled after his oneness with the Father.
Jesus has a oneness in purpose and action with the Father:
Jesus has a oneness in being with the Father:
If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me; 38 but if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.
8 Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” 9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works. 11 Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else believe on account of the works themselves.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.