Homiletical Idea: We are of the same mind and thought when we follow Jesus.
Other: I discussed the issue of church splits, doctrine, interpretation, and personality. I also gave my personal testomony with the John 17, the prayer of Jesus. I also talked about how people do not want to attend an unhealthy church. The issue of inter-racial and intergenerational church. The main question was: How can be the same mind and thought of Jesus Christ? That tended to be my transition statement. I also the cookie cutter cartoon in the beginning.
We are of the same mind and thought when we follow Jesus.
Outline of the Lesson: Here are the four reasons on why we should follow Jesus.
I. The first reason is because we are sanctified before God through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
II. The second reason is because God has given us grace in the name of Jesus.
III. The third reason is because we have fellowship with Jesus Christ.
A. Our ability to have fellowship with Jesus.
B. When we accept Christ we are given the ability to talk with Jesus.
IV. The fourth reason is because he can sustain us till end of the age.
A. Christ is able to give us strength through the trials and tribulations in our lives (Philippians 4.13).