Unity, But Not Uniformity (03-28-21)

fowlervilleub Living in the Tension

John 17:20-23 Jesus had just finished praying specifically for his disciples, now He shifts to praying over those who would come to believe Him.   This also includes every one of us.    Notice what He prays for!   The very first thing that He prays for is Unity!   That we would be One as He and His Father …

Uncomfortable, But Protected (03-21-21)

fowlervilleub Living in the Tension

John 17:11-19 As believers, we know that the Apostle Paul said, “If God is for us, who can be against us?” We also know that through Jesus we have life and life to the full.  (John 10:10) And that through Him, that nothing, even death,  can stand against.   Jesus now shifts His prayer, and He asks God to protect …

“Longing For Home” (03-14-21)

fowlervilleub Living in the Tension

John 17:1-4, Matthew 26:36-39 This is not our final home, but we live here. And as Jesus begins His prayer, we see this tension clearly. As Jesus lifts His eyes toward the hope of heaven – He still stands in the brokenness of earth. He’s longing for home, but He’s not yet there.  This is the tension that all of …