This message looks at the causes of division among believers. It speaks to the need of the deeds of the flesh, the old man, to be mortified. Division is caused by our own carnal lusts...
If believers have not grasped the full assurance of their hope, they will become dull and in need of the power of the Holy Spirit to open their eyes to the hope to which they have been called
Believers can only live in the unity God desires by walking in the love of Christ being shed abroad in our hearts - loving each other as Christ loved us.
This mesage call the believer to God's own stated goal for the church. Believers from every country, every culture, every natural difference are to become spiritually one in Jesus Christ.
John's gospel focuses upon the spiritual nature of Christ's coming. This message is about the spiritual kingdom our Lord brought to the earth.