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Been looking @ beatitudes so we can better understand the values of Jesus’ Kingdom – so we can better live out that Kingdom here in Missoula. B/c if we can embody that Kingdom now, the world will take notice.What we’ve been noticing is that beatitudes aren’t so much an introduction to a whole new religion – not really a list of dos and don’ts or new set of new behaviors – but a whole new way looking @ world - a set of glasses so to speak that help us see God more clearly.Today we want to look at how the beatitudes impact the way we do community – and community is a buzzword today – everybody wants it… everybody talks about it… but Phil 2:1-11 shows us what the word truly means – it’s a compound of two words comm and unity – common unity.And common unity is important for us to hear right now – listen how the Apostle Paul ends chapter 1 before beginning this section on Unity – Already read about how Paul looks @ people, circumstances, & last week opposition & adversity in our lives. And this week P tells us how he looks @ unity w/in xian comty.High school I had one most amazing experiences of unity when I part of basketball team made run @ state tournament. It was amazing b/c nothing all that special about our team. None us all that athletic. Our starting center only 6'2". We weren't particularly strong, so we didn't out-muscle teams we played. But we regularly beat teams easily w/ players were taller & faster & more skilled than us. By end season we had record of 25-3, & even though ended up losing championship game, had amassed more wins than any other team that year. What set us apart?First all, our five starters were best friends. We spent as much time together off court as on court. Only guys from high school I continue to stay touch with. We had been playing together since 7th grade & had coach we trusted - we believed in his game plan. We worked hard in practice and pushed each other. We were unified in goals & mission. Our unity provided edge overcome physical weaknesses. When we played, five individuals became one unit.This kind story not unique in sporting world. But it's fitting analogy to what P envisions for church as well. As we went through that season, we faced teams had tremendous players who just didn't play well with each other. When things aren't working well for team, coach needs be able diagnose things & make adjustments. As all know, as church, we are facing a lot change & adversity this year & we need spend time Dr. Paul and consider how he looks at unity by thinking about 1) P's diagnosis of our problem; 2) P's prescription for unity; and 3) how we get it on it.
Been looking @ beatitudes so we can better understand the values of Jesus’ Kingdom – so we can better live out that Kingdom here in Missoula. B/c if we can embody that Kingdom now, the world will take notice.What we’ve been noticing is that beatitudes aren’t so much an introduction to a whole new religion – not really a list of dos and don’ts or new set of new behaviors – but a whole new way looking @ world - a set of glasses so to speak that help us see God more clearly.Today we want to look at how the beatitudes impact the way we do community – and community is a buzzword today – everybody wants it… everybody talks about it… but shows us what the word truly means – it’s a compound of two words comm and unity – common unity.And common unity is important for us to hear right now – listen how the Apostle Paul ends chapter 1 before beginning this section on Unity – Already read about how Paul looks @ people, circumstances, & last week opposition & adversity in our lives. And this week P tells us how he looks @ unity w/in xian comty.High school I had one most amazing experiences of unity when I part of basketball team made run @ state tournament. It was amazing b/c nothing all that special about our team. None us all that athletic. Our starting center only 6'2". We weren't particularly strong, so we didn't out-muscle teams we played. But we regularly beat teams easily w/ players were taller & faster & more skilled than us. By end season we had record of 25-3, & even though ended up losing championship game, had amassed more wins than any other team that year. What set us apart?First all, our five starters were best friends. We spent as much time together off court as on court. Only guys from high school I continue to stay touch with. We had been playing together since 7th grade & had coach we trusted - we believed in his game plan. We worked hard in practice and pushed each other. We were unified in goals & mission. Our unity provided edge overcome physical weaknesses. When we played, five individuals became one unit.This kind story not unique in sporting world. But it's fitting analogy to what P envisions for church as well. As we went through that season, we faced teams had tremendous players who just didn't play well with each other. When things aren't working well for team, coach needs be able diagnose things & make adjustments. As all know, as church, we are facing a lot change & adversity this year & we need spend time Dr. Paul and consider how he looks at unity by thinking about 1) P's diagnosis of our problem; 2) P's prescription for unity; and 3) how we get it on it.
Been looking @ beatitudes so we can better understand the values of Jesus’ Kingdom – so we can better live out that Kingdom here in Missoula. B/c if we can embody that Kingdom now, the world will take notice.What we’ve been noticing is that beatitudes aren’t so much an introduction to a whole new religion – not really a list of dos and don’ts or new set of new behaviors – but a whole new way looking @ world - a set of glasses so to speak that help us see God more clearly.Today we want to look at how the beatitudes impact the way we do community – and community is a buzzword today – everybody wants it… everybody talks about it… but shows us what the word truly means – it’s a compound of two words comm and unity – common unity.And common unity is important for us to hear right now – listen how the Apostle Paul ends chapter 1 before beginning this section on Unity – Already read about how Paul looks @ people, circumstances, & last week opposition & adversity in our lives. And this week P tells us how he looks @ unity w/in xian comty.High school I had one most amazing experiences of unity when I part of basketball team made run @ state tournament. It was amazing b/c nothing all that special about our team. None us all that athletic. Our starting center only 6'2". We weren't particularly strong, so we didn't out-muscle teams we played. But we regularly beat teams easily w/ players were taller & faster & more skilled than us. By end season we had record of 25-3, & even though ended up losing championship game, had amassed more wins than any other team that year. What set us apart?First all, our five starters were best friends. We spent as much time together off court as on court. Only guys from high school I continue to stay touch with. We had been playing together since 7th grade & had coach we trusted - we believed in his game plan. We worked hard in practice and pushed each other. We were unified in goals & mission. Our unity provided edge overcome physical weaknesses. When we played, five individuals became one unit.This kind story not unique in sporting world. But it's fitting analogy to what P envisions for church as well. As we went through that season, we faced teams had tremendous players who just didn't play well with each other. When things aren't working well for team, coach needs be able diagnose things & make adjustments. As all know, as church, we are facing a lot change & adversity this year & we need spend time Dr. Paul and consider how he looks at unity by thinking about 1) P's diagnosis of our problem; 2) P's prescription for unity; and 3) how we get it on it.
Phil 1:
1. Paul's diagnosis of our problem
1. Paul's diagnosis of our problem
P's letter Phil's one most gentle letters wrote any of churches. In most gentle way possible, P diagnoses problem, that if ignored, will slowly eat away their commty. It's problem disunity & division. Division church like parasite - slowly consuming everything ingested by it's host from inside out. A person w/ parasite eats good food which out produce health & vitality, but instead gets more & more sick & emaciated. That's what division does church. Slowly kills it's health & vitality from inside out.P addresses this in Phils in positive way by encouraging them - v.2, "be same mind, having same love, being in full accord and of one mind." P's trying, in most gentle way, hint at fact that he knows there frictions & tensions in church. We know this b/c ch. 4, he writes: [READ 4:2-3]. We don't know specific disagreement they were having, but P takes time his letter to mention it & encourages church get in their business.P's casting vision church where people don't just get along w/ one another, but where there is solidarity in vision & mission & where sacrificial love X tangibly experienced by members AND witnessed by outsiders. Where each us look not only our own interests, but interests of each other? Isn't THAT type commty all us want be part of? So ask yourself, "is that true of me?"Are there places ASM where you see / have contributed disunity OR division? Are people you avoid / don't count more significant than yourself? Is there unresolved / unaddressed conflict?LOOK, gospel fundamentally msg reconciliation. Put simply, we were in cosmic conflict w/ God, but J's death on cross provided forgiveness & reconciliation & peace w/ God. How will watching world ever be convinced God's reconciling love through X if we are unreconciled w/ each other?P also concerned that if we remain divided, then we will lose missional momentum. Disunity has unwanted effect turning church in on itself. It starts focusing all it's energy on itself rather than being blessing to city & world.Did you read the newspaper article about Holy Creek Church? I won't tell you where from. The article read: "100 years of Christian fellowship, unity, and community outreach ended last Tuesday in an act of congregational discord. Holy Creek Church was split into multiple factions. The source of dissension is a piano bench which still sits behind the 1923 Steinway piano to the left of the pulpit. Members and friends at Holy Creek say that the old bench was always a source of hostility. People should have seen this coming.
P's letter Phil's one most gentle letters wrote any of churches. In most gentle way possible, P diagnoses problem, that if ignored, will slowly eat away their commty. It's problem disunity & division. Division church like parasite - slowly consuming everything ingested by it's host from inside out. A person w/ parasite eats good food which out produce health & vitality, but instead gets more & more sick & emaciated. That's what division does church. Slowly kills it's health & vitality from inside out.P addresses this in Phils in positive way by encouraging them - v.2, "be same mind, having same love, being in full accord and of one mind." P's trying, in most gentle way, hint at fact that he knows there frictions & tensions in church. We know this b/c ch. 4, he writes: [READ 4:2-3]. We don't know specific disagreement they were having, but P takes time his letter to mention it & encourages church get in their business.P's casting vision church where people don't just get along w/ one another, but where there is solidarity in vision & mission & where sacrificial love X tangibly experienced by members AND witnessed by outsiders. Where each us look not only our own interests, but interests of each other? Isn't THAT type commty all us want be part of? So ask yourself, "is that true of me?"Are there places ASM where you see / have contributed disunity OR division? Are people you avoid / don't count more significant than yourself? Is there unresolved / unaddressed conflict?LOOK, gospel fundamentally msg reconciliation. Put simply, we were in cosmic conflict w/ God, but J's death on cross provided forgiveness & reconciliation & peace w/ God. How will watching world ever be convinced God's reconciling love through X if we are unreconciled w/ each other?P also concerned that if we remain divided, then we will lose missional momentum. Disunity has unwanted effect turning church in on itself. It starts focusing all it's energy on itself rather than being blessing to city & world.Did you read the newspaper article about Holy Creek Church? I won't tell you where from. The article read: "100 years of Christian fellowship, unity, and community outreach ended last Tuesday in an act of congregational discord. Holy Creek Church was split into multiple factions. The source of dissension is a piano bench which still sits behind the 1923 Steinway piano to the left of the pulpit. Members and friends at Holy Creek say that the old bench was always a source of hostility. People should have seen this coming.
At present, Holy Creek will be having four services each Sunday. There has been an agreement mediated by an outside pastor so that each faction will have it's own separate service with it's own separate pastor. Since the head pastor is not speaking to the associate pastors, each will have their own service, which will be attended by factioned members. The services are far enough apart that neither group will come into contact with the other. An outside party will be moving the piano bench to different locations and appropriate positions, between services, so as to please both sides, and avoid any further conflict that could result in violence."We all know kind thing happens churches, many us exactly why we've avoided them. But this kind stuff actually happens. P says we need have unity b/c disunity & division will kill us. "be of one mind." So what does he mean by unity? What does he mean, "be of one mind"?Does mean all need just go w/ flow & hold tongue when we disagree? Does mean all need think same about everything? I don't think P has either these things in mind. what then?P points Phil's back to their source. He reminds them their position in X & type attitude X himself had towards God. P then makes a one-to-one correlation between X's attitude towards God & our attitude towards each other. They ought mirror each other. X equality w/ God not thing be grasped ("held tightly to") so He emptied himself. P saying our equality w/ each other not thing be grasped ("held tightly to") either. We too called empty ourselves each other.That's what means be of one mind - to have singular mission be emptied out like X was for us. Is that your mission? That true of you?This emptying at heart our vision - it's why we feel called love city. Why we're working renew city socially, culturally, spiritually. Why we founded & are invested in Imagine Missoula. Why we've always wanted be church plants more churches. Is that why you here? Or are you here b/c music / preaching / community?These things always fruits of unity. Our worship & commty are important, but your ability really exp. them w/ joy always be contingent on whether there unity. Are you here be emptied? Be servant?
At present, Holy Creek will be having four services each Sunday. There has been an agreement mediated by an outside pastor so that each faction will have it's own separate service with it's own separate pastor. Since the head pastor is not speaking to the associate pastors, each will have their own service, which will be attended by factioned members. The services are far enough apart that neither group will come into contact with the other. An outside party will be moving the piano bench to different locations and appropriate positions, between services, so as to please both sides, and avoid any further conflict that could result in violence."We all know kind thing happens churches, many us exactly why we've avoided them. But this kind stuff actually happens. P says we need have unity b/c disunity & division will kill us. "be of one mind." So what does he mean by unity? What does he mean, "be of one mind"?Does mean all need just go w/ flow & hold tongue when we disagree? Does mean all need think same about everything? I don't think P has either these things in mind. what then?P points Phil's back to their source. He reminds them their position in X & type attitude X himself had towards God. P then makes a one-to-one correlation between X's attitude towards God & our attitude towards each other. They ought mirror each other. X equality w/ God not thing be grasped ("held tightly to") so He emptied himself. P saying our equality w/ each other not thing be grasped ("held tightly to") either. We too called empty ourselves each other.That's what means be of one mind - to have singular mission be emptied out like X was for us. Is that your mission? That true of you?This emptying at heart our vision - it's why we feel called love city. Why we're working renew city socially, culturally, spiritually. Why we founded & are invested in Imagine Missoula. Why we've always wanted be church plants more churches. Is that why you here? Or are you here b/c music / preaching / community?These things always fruits of unity. Our worship & commty are important, but your ability really exp. them w/ joy always be contingent on whether there unity. Are you here be emptied? Be servant?
2. Paul's prescription for unity
2. Paul's prescription for unity
Let's transition point 2 w/ question: How do YOU respond when see failure - esp. when comes failure in commty, like church? Criticize & simply demand improvement. OR bail & continue looking for perfect church measures up what want - which doesn't exist, btw (case you wondering). But P's response - his Rx for unity - much wiser & deeper. He recognizes only through grace are we able change & develop pattern transformed attitudes & actions. He knows unity is by-product grace - Fruit - not something we produce. So draws our attention towards essence being xian & several fruits of grace that essential unity.First of all, v. 3 - "In humility, count others more significant than yourselves." P says one fruit grace produces unity is humility. Not spending time this week - Next week. Let me just say this: humility, accord. P, when you put aside your interests for interests others. We all have interests. But what interests you prioritize? Most us prioritize own interests over interests others. That's what leads disunity & division. Are you exp. growth in humility?Secondly, v. 1 - "If there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love." P begins whole section on unity appealing certain specific xian experiences he knows Phil's have had. Section starts w/ word "if" but would make more sense English started with word "since". Paul isn't wondering whether they've been encouraged in Christ. He knows they have. "Since you have been encouraged in X, since you have been comforted from love, since you have participated in Spirit, etc. since you have exp. these things, be of same mind."P arguing that these things - these xian experiences - pre-requisite real unity & he appealing very essence of Phil's relationship w/ X.Think about what happens when fall in love. Usually period time where feel all twittery stomach, can't stop thinking about other person, want be around them all time. But real love blossoms when actually make commitment to one another. That you won't ever leave them - through thick or thin. When you have sacrifice & serve them. When the twittery feelings go away & you stick around. When you stick around even when don't feel like sticking around. If you've never gone through that with a person, you've never actually fallen in love.If you are Xian this AM, then you HAVE been encouraged by being in X... you HAVE been comforted by His love... you HAVE participated in His Spirit... & you HAVE exp. His affection & sympathy. If HAVEN'T exp. these things at all - at any point in your life - then not xian - and can ignore what P says about unity - it will be impossible you anyway.Why does P highlight these things? Why does start there? So that we can realize how much actually have common with one another - so can realize how alike we actually are. If you are xian:He says we have all received SAME encouragement - it's encouragement comes being in X. Means all received forgiveness w/ God same way - not single person here was forgiven by God by earning it through your goodness, every single one us was forgiven by God by receiving it through X's goodness. That's what means be encouraged in Christ.He says we have all received SAME comfort - comfort from X's unconditional love (agape!).He says we have all had SAME participation in SAME Spirit - Holy Spirit - which raised X from dead. Means we have same power work us raising us now...like song sang earlier.He says we've all received SAME affection & sympathy...Summarizes all these things have in common v. 2, "by being of the same mind."This P's prescription unity. It's not about style worship, or even how hard we work at commty that produces unity. He doesn't tell us focus on externals. Instead, he reminds us of gospel - of how much X has done for us, and how X done SAME thing each of us.
Let's transition point 2 w/ question: How do YOU respond when see failure - esp. when comes failure in commty, like church? Criticize & simply demand improvement. OR bail & continue looking for perfect church measures up what want - which doesn't exist, btw (case you wondering). But P's response - his Rx for unity - much wiser & deeper. He recognizes only through grace are we able change & develop pattern transformed attitudes & actions. He knows unity is by-product grace - Fruit - not something we produce. So draws our attention towards essence being xian & several fruits of grace that essential unity.First of all, v. 3 - "In humility, count others more significant than yourselves." P says one fruit grace produces unity is humility. Not spending time this week - Next week. Let me just say this: humility, accord. P, when you put aside your interests for interests others. We all have interests. But what interests you prioritize? Most us prioritize own interests over interests others. That's what leads disunity & division. Are you exp. growth in humility?Secondly, v. 1 - "If there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love." P begins whole section on unity appealing certain specific xian experiences he knows Phil's have had. Section starts w/ word "if" but would make more sense English started with word "since". Paul isn't wondering whether they've been encouraged in Christ. He knows they have. "Since you have been encouraged in X, since you have been comforted from love, since you have participated in Spirit, etc. since you have exp. these things, be of same mind."P arguing that these things - these xian experiences - pre-requisite real unity & he appealing very essence of Phil's relationship w/ X.Think about what happens when fall in love. Usually period time where feel all twittery stomach, can't stop thinking about other person, want be around them all time. But real love blossoms when actually make commitment to one another. That you won't ever leave them - through thick or thin. When you have sacrifice & serve them. When the twittery feelings go away & you stick around. When you stick around even when don't feel like sticking around. If you've never gone through that with a person, you've never actually fallen in love.If you are Xian this AM, then you HAVE been encouraged by being in X... you HAVE been comforted by His love... you HAVE participated in His Spirit... & you HAVE exp. His affection & sympathy. If HAVEN'T exp. these things at all - at any point in your life - then not xian - and can ignore what P says about unity - it will be impossible you anyway.Why does P highlight these things? Why does start there? So that we can realize how much actually have common with one another - so can realize how alike we actually are. If you are xian:He says we have all received SAME encouragement - it's encouragement comes being in X. Means all received forgiveness w/ God same way - not single person here was forgiven by God by earning it through your goodness, every single one us was forgiven by God by receiving it through X's goodness. That's what means be encouraged in Christ.He says we have all received SAME comfort - comfort from X's unconditional love (agape!).He says we have all had SAME participation in SAME Spirit - Holy Spirit - which raised X from dead. Means we have same power work us raising us now...like song sang earlier.He says we've all received SAME affection & sympathy...Summarizes all these things have in common v. 2, "by being of the same mind."This P's prescription unity. It's not about style worship, or even how hard we work at commty that produces unity. He doesn't tell us focus on externals. Instead, he reminds us of gospel - of how much X has done for us, and how X done SAME thing each of us.
3. How we get in on it
3. How we get in on it
So how do we get in on it? Not trying harder to produce unity in ourselves. Certainly not by trying produce it in each other. This is point in sermon, where many us struggle b/c we want something we can go do try make some progress, or try make us feel better about things we struggle with. And maybe J IS speaking some very tangible way - maybe he's asking some here address conflict someone else & seek reconciliation. If He is, please do it. But P gives no easy formula - no pill we can go take produce unity. Instead, P says unity is by-product something else...something supernatural. It's something only happens when we, v. 5, "have this mind among yourselves" which, P adds, "IS yours in Christ Jesus." Or is becoming more & more yours in X J. P then goes into whole section about X & his attitude towards Father to describe mind that IS ours in X.What I'm getting at is if we each leave here trying harder than ever be unified, we'll only become more divided b/c we'll all leave here focused more than ever on ourselves. That's complete opposite of mind of Christ. His focus completely off himself. When our focus completely off ourselves as well, can't help be unified.Mind we need grow into, P says, is mind of X, who humbled himself... emptied himself... becoming servant... becoming obedient point of death.Is that you? Is that what you want? Do you want be humbled? Be emptied yourself - of your self-identity? A servant? Obedient point of death?If we're honest, very few of us want the mind X. At least we don't want it very often.Have you found power be this kind person? P says have power be these kinds of people when we are in Christ. Are you asking God make you into this kind of person? If all us were, we'd be incredibly unified.A.W. Tozer once wrote:“Did you know that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other? They are of one accord by being tuned, not to each other, but to another standard to which each one must individually bow.
So how do we get in on it? Not trying harder to produce unity in ourselves. Certainly not by trying produce it in each other. This is point in sermon, where many us struggle b/c we want something we can go do try make some progress, or try make us feel better about things we struggle with. And maybe J IS speaking some very tangible way - maybe he's asking some here address conflict someone else & seek reconciliation. If He is, please do it. But P gives no easy formula - no pill we can go take produce unity. Instead, P says unity is by-product something else...something supernatural. It's something only happens when we, v. 5, "have this mind among yourselves" which, P adds, "IS yours in Christ Jesus." Or is becoming more & more yours in X J. P then goes into whole section about X & his attitude towards Father to describe mind that IS ours in X.What I'm getting at is if we each leave here trying harder than ever be unified, we'll only become more divided b/c we'll all leave here focused more than ever on ourselves. That's complete opposite of mind of Christ. His focus completely off himself. When our focus completely off ourselves as well, can't help be unified.Mind we need grow into, P says, is mind of X, who humbled himself... emptied himself... becoming servant... becoming obedient point of death.Is that you? Is that what you want? Do you want be humbled? Be emptied yourself - of your self-identity? A servant? Obedient point of death?If we're honest, very few of us want the mind X. At least we don't want it very often.Have you found power be this kind person? P says have power be these kinds of people when we are in Christ. Are you asking God make you into this kind of person? If all us were, we'd be incredibly unified.A.W. Tozer once wrote:“Did you know that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other? They are of one accord by being tuned, not to each other, but to another standard to which each one must individually bow.
So one hundred worshipers meeting together, each one looking away to Christ, are in heart nearer to each other than they could possibly be were they to become 'unity' conscious and turn their eyes away from God to strive for closer fellowship. Social religion is perfected when private religion is purified.”Are you TUNING your mind to X's mind? Or are you wanting everyone else around you to TUNE their mind to yours? This is incredibly divisive desire b/cYOUR MIND would never choose be emptied.YOUR MIND would never choose way service.YOUR MIND would never choose sacrifice time / money.IT would never choose any of these things unless there was some direct benefit. But X did all of these things even though they cost Him & He promises whoever comes Him in faith will start having their MIND tuned to Him. They will actually receive His mind. Is that what you want? It's true, you'll have give up some your independence. And you'll have give up some control over your life. But isn't it worth it? Be a commty true unity?Have opp in just bit live out gospel & be more unified ever as meet discuss future our church. What's your mindset this AM? Where do you need be TUNED Him AM? I want spend just minute silent prayer before come LS - which is ultimate picture of unity. As you come before J, let me read you few words from his final prayer for followers on very night he was betrayed. "Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be ONE even as we are ONE, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly ONE, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me."
So one hundred worshipers meeting together, each one looking away to Christ, are in heart nearer to each other than they could possibly be were they to become 'unity' conscious and turn their eyes away from God to strive for closer fellowship. Social religion is perfected when private religion is purified.”Are you TUNING your mind to X's mind? Or are you wanting everyone else around you to TUNE their mind to yours? This is incredibly divisive desire b/cYOUR MIND would never choose be emptied.YOUR MIND would never choose way service.YOUR MIND would never choose sacrifice time / money.IT would never choose any of these things unless there was some direct benefit. But X did all of these things even though they cost Him & He promises whoever comes Him in faith will start having their MIND tuned to Him. They will actually receive His mind. Is that what you want? It's true, you'll have give up some your independence. And you'll have give up some control over your life. But isn't it worth it? Be a commty true unity?Have opp in just bit live out gospel & be more unified ever as meet discuss future our church. What's your mindset this AM? Where do you need be TUNED Him AM? I want spend just minute silent prayer before come LS - which is ultimate picture of unity. As you come before J, let me read you few words from his final prayer for followers on very night he was betrayed. "Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be ONE even as we are ONE, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly ONE, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me."
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