I found two key points in today’s study: one, ‘There are two indwellings spoken of here: “I in them and you in me.” The first is the dwelling of the Son in His followers, and the second is the dwelling of the Father in the Son. It is only because of the latter – the dwelling of the Father in the Son – that the former can take place – the dwelling of the Son in His followers. This, then, is the only formula for unity amongst Christ’s followers.’
And the second key point, is: ‘The purpose of this unity is not that the world might believe, but that the world might ‘know’. The whole world is not going to believe. It didn’t believe when Jesus was here and it will not believe now. Our role is not to save people but to let them know they can be saved.’
Again, we have an emphasis on unity through love – our love for others should always have an evangelistic aim – to let others know that they can be saved; do you agree?