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Here are additional notes and links from Sunday’s sermon:
“I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me. “I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one. 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. Father, I want these whom you have given me to be with me where I am. Then they can see all the glory you gave me because you loved me even before the world began! (John 17:20-24 NLT)
For more on perichoresis – dancing in the round and teaching on the Trinity – You’ve got to read these quotes!
The Divine Community of love – Father, Son and Spirit – shows us how to view the whole Story. God wants to assemble people to share in His eternal love.
Creation and Fall – In love, God creates the worlds as a temple wherein he can share his love with his creation. However, Adam and Eve believed there was more to be gained than the Love of God.
Abraham – God promises to assemble a people through Abraham in order that He might love the whole world.
Sinai – God delivers Abraham’s descendants with a mighty hand and out-stretched arm from the bondage of Egypt in order to assemble with them in the wilderness at Sinai. On the mountain, the leaders see God and eat with him. Exodus ends as the glory of God fills the tabernacle in the midst of Israel’s camp. God establishes several assemblies throughout the year that He might be with his people.
David/Solomon – David brings peace on every side and establishes Judea and Jerusalem as the center of God’s people. Solomon builds the Temple for God to dwell permanently among His people.
Prophets – God’s assembly is spurned by His people. Many times they prefer the assembly of the Baals or Asherah to the assembly of God. At other times, they assemble to mistreat each other as though God were absent and unaware of it all! Eventually, God casts them out as He had done in the garden.
Jesus – In Jesus and in love, God once again assembles with people!
The End of All Things – There is a future great assembly when the world will experience the love of God and believe in the Love He sent. We participate in it in the Spirit each time we assemble.
Greek Wedding Dance video
Will you join the dance of the love of God?