CHRIST’S PRAYER FOR THE UNITY OF THE CHURCH: John.17:9, 14-23. John chapter 17 contains Christ high priesthood prayer for His church. Among the prayer points He prayed for are. (1) The preservation of the church (the redeemed) from the evil. (2) For the sanctification of the church. (3) For the unity of the church. (4) For the church to be with Him where He is. (5) For the church to share in His glory etc. and today I am concentrating on the prayer for the unity of the church. Vs.17-23. the kind of unity that Christ prayed for here is far difference from the type of unity you find in the world. Gen.11:1-4. The kind of unity you find in the world is unity in sin and against the will of God but the type of unity He prayed for is unity in the will and the word of God. In the world you will find (1) selfish unity. (2) Sectional unity. (3) Seasonal unity. (4) Shameful and cultic Unity. (5) Superficial unity. (6) Sinful unity. (7) Satanic unity. This is not the unity that Christ prayed for. John.17:21-23. The question is what type of unity did He prayed (1) sincere unity. (2) Scriptural unity. (3) Spiritual unity. (4) Supportive unity. (5) Strengthening unity. (6) Sanctifying unity. (7) Supernatural unity. These types of unity cannot be possible except the people are genuinely saved and sanctified. John.17:17. Ps.133:1-3. A sinner and a saint cannot be in unity. A serpent and a lamb cannot be united. Amos.3:3. Two cannot walk together except they be agreed. ARE YOU IN UNITY, ONE HEART WITH OTHERS IN THE CHURCH?