Dear Partners, chosen ones and beloved by God,
John. 15: 16, 17: 20-24
On the night He was betrayed, when He knew circumstances would be bleak for his disciples just ahead, Jesus reassured them, " You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit?fruit that will last?and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you." Jesus reassured them that they were special, they were His beloved ones and that His love would overccome the coming dark time.
Then in His prayer for all His followers, He included you and me, people who would later believe in Him through the disciples. "My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world."
This month we will look at our position in Christ as chosen and beloved.
Staff and Board of Love in the Name of Christ