Friendship Community Church
Friendship Community Church
Sermon June 17 & 18, 2017
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  • 3380 Fox Run Rd, Dover, PA 17315, USA
    Saturday 6:00 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM

Friendship Community Church

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Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Deuteronomy 6:4 (NIV)
This is the real and eternal life: That they know you, The one and only true God, And Jesus Christ, whom you sent. John 17:3 (MSG)
“Once you become aware that the main business that you are here for is to know God, most of life's problems fall into place of their own accord.”― J.I. Packer
I have revealed you to them, and I will continue to do so. John 17:26 (NLT)
“Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace
You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one”
― John Lennon
The goal is for all of them to become one heart and mind— Just as you, Father, are in me and I in you, So they might be one heart and mind with us. Then the world might believe that you, in fact, sent me. John 17:21 (MSG)
“The Destiny of Man is to unite, not to divide. If you keep on dividing you end up as a collection of monkeys throwing nuts at each other out of separate trees.” ― T.H. White
“Pit race against race, religion against religion, prejudice against prejudice. Divide and conquer! We must not let that happen here.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
I am in them and you are in me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me. John 17:23 (NLT)
“Has it ever occurred to you 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 met 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.” ― A.W. Tozer
During my time here, I protected them by the power of the name you gave me. I guarded them so that not one was lost, except the one headed for destruction, as the Scriptures foretold. John 17:12 (NLT)
I’m not asking you to take them out of the world, but to keep them safe from the evil one. John 17:15 (NLT)
"If you took the love of all the best mothers and fathers who ever lived (think about that for a moment) -- all the goodness, kindness, patience, fidelity, wisdom, tenderness, strength and love -- and united all those virtues in one person, that person would only be a faint shadow of the love and mercy in the heart of God for you and me."- Brennan Manning
Make them holy by your truth; teach them your word, which is truth. John 17:17 (NLT)
“I feel sorry for anyone who is in a place where he feels strange and stupid.” ― Lois Lowry
“I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. John 17:20 (NLT)
I am on my way to you. But I say these things while I am still in the world, so that my followers will have the same complete joy that I do. John 17:13 (CEV)
“Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God.” ― Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
“Joy multiplies when it is shared among friends, but grief diminishes with every division. That is life.” ― R.A. Salvatore
“My prayer is not for the world, but for those you have given me, because they belong to you. John 17:9 (NLT)
“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald
A deep sense of love and belonging is an irreducible need of all people. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don't function as we were meant to. We break. We fall apart. We numb. We ache. We hurt others. We get sick. Brene Brown
In my experience, take the Holy Spirit out of the equation of your life and it spells boring. Add it into the equation of your life and you never know where you are going to go, what you are going to do, or who you are going to meet. ―Mark Batterson
“... self-control is not control by oneself through one's own willpower but rather control of oneself through the power of the Holy Spirit.” ― Jerry Bridges