Unity and Evangelism
John 17:23 I in them and you in me — so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
“So that the world will know you sent me.” In the Bible “so that” tells you the purpose.
Luke 19:10 tells us that the Son of Man came to seek and save the lost. John 3:16 tells us that God so loved the world that He sent His only Son so that whoever believed in Him should not parish, but have eternal life.
This is the message that gets spread when people see unity in the church. When an unbeliever sees a church serving together, loving and helping and caring about each other they are attracted. They want to know more and it opens the way for God questions.
God has poured out His love on us so that we in turn can pour it out on others. He has reconciled believers to Himself so that they will reconcile themselves to others.
Ephesians 2:19-20 19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.
We are fitted together to grow a Holy Temple. We are placed next to each other to grow His church.