June 2, 2019 (7th Sunday of Easter): “So That The World May Believe”
Main Text: John 17:20-26 (Acts 16:16-34; Revelation 22:12-14,16-17,20-21)
does our witness and our lives matter? God is going to win anyway. What
difference does it make if the victory is assured? The difference we make is
not on the ultimate outcome which has been assured by Christ. The difference we
make is in the people we are able to invite into the grace and love of God
through our witness. Throughout the book of Revelation and through all the
battles and devastation, God’s invitation is always present. It is the
witnesses that endure through all things by the grace of God that open the door
for others to enter into this same relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
The purpose of our witness is as Jesus says in the Gospel of John. It is “so
that the world may believe.” The world will know that we are disciples by the
witness of our lives in word and deed. We are called to be witnesses so that
the world may believe!