Monday, November 11, 2019

Denney: the common thread

Monday, November 11, 2019
    Feast of Martin, Monk, Bishop of Tours, 397
    [Jesus:] “Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves.”
    —John 14:11 (NIV)
    No one can deny that the New Testament has variety as well as unity. It is the variety which gives interest to the unity... What is it in which these people, differing as widely as they do, are vitally and fundamentally at one, so that through all their differences they form a brotherhood and are conscious of an indissoluable spiritual bond? There can be no doubt that that which unites them is a common relation to Christ—a common faith in Him, involving religious convictions about Him.
    ... James Denney (1856-1917), Jesus and the Gospel: Christianity justified in the mind of Christ, New York: Hodder & Stoughton, 1908, p. 11 (see the book)
    See also John 14:11; Eze. 37:22; Zech. 14:9; John 10:16; 17:20-23; Rom. 12:5; 1 Cor. 1:10; Gal. 3:28; Eph. 4:3-6; Col. 3;14
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, Your Spirit binds all Your people together.
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