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When Jesus Prays (part 3)

[John 17:20-26]


John 17:20-21 20

I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, 21 that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.


John 17:22-23 22

The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as 23 we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.


John 17:24 24

Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.


John 17:25-26 25

O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these 26 know that you have sent me. I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.


John 17:20 20

I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word,


John 1:11 11Â

He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him.


John 3:18 Whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.


John 1:11-12 11Â

He came to his own, and his own people 12 did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.


John 20:31 But these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.


When Jesus Prays (part 3) • for Christian Unity (v. 20-23) • for Eternal Reunion (v. 24-26)


John 17:24 24

Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.


John 17:25-26 25

O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these 26 know that you have sent me. I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.


When Jesus Prays (part 3) • for Eternal Reunion (v. 24-26) 1)

based on earthly conversion (25)


John 17:25-26 25

O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these 26 know that you have sent me. I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.


When Jesus Prays (part 3) • for Eternal Reunion (v. 24-26) 1)

based on earthly conversion (25)

2)

preceded by a growing relationship (26)


John 17:25-26 25

O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these 26 know that you have sent me. I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.


Romans 5:5 God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.


John 14:21 And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.


When Jesus Prays (part 3) • for Eternal Reunion (v. 24-26) 1)

based on earthly conversion (25)

2)

preceded by a growing relationship (26)

3)

looking to the promise of Heaven (24)


John 17:24 24

Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.


John 17:5 And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.


When Jesus Prays (part 3) • for Christian Unity (v. 20-23)


John 17:21-23 21

that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you. . . 22 The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, 23 I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, [ also v. 11 ]


When Jesus Prays (part 3) • for Christian Unity (v. 20-23) 1)

God is completely united


John 17:21-22 21

that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you . . . 22

. . . that they may be one even as we are one,

23

I in them and you in me . . . [ also v. 11 ]


When Jesus Prays (part 3) • for Christian Unity (v. 20-23) 1)

God is completely united * unity of essence


John 10:30,38 30

38

I and the Father are one.

. . . know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father


John 14:10-11 10

Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? 11

Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else believe on account of the works themselves.


When Jesus Prays (part 3) • for Christian Unity (v. 20-23) 1)

God is completely united * unity of essence * unity of relationship


John 17:23,24,26 23

. . . so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me. 24

. . . because you loved me before the foundation of the world. 26

. . . that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.


When Jesus Prays (part 3) • for Christian Unity (v. 20-23) 1)

God is completely united * unity of essence * unity of relationship * unity of purpose


John 17:21,23 21

. . . that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 23

. . . that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.


When Jesus Prays (part 3) • for Christian Unity (v. 20-23) 1)

God is completely united

2)

God shares this unity with us


John 17:22-23 22

. . . that they may be one even as we are 23 one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one . . . 26

. . . that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.


John 17:21 21

that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.


John 14:23 Jesus answered him, "If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.


John 17:22 22

The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one


2 Corinthians 3:18 And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another.


John 17:22 22

The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one


When Jesus Prays (part 3) • for Christian Unity (v. 20-23) 1)

God is completely united

2)

God shares this unity with us

3)

Jesus prays for the church to live in this unity


John 17:21-23 21

that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you. . . 22 The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, 23 I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, [ also v. 11 ]


Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.


John 17:23 23

I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one,


John 17:11 Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one.


Ephesians 4:3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.


John 17:21 21

. . . that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.


John 13:35 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.


Divisions in the church breed atheism in the world. Thomas Manton (1620-1677)

When Jesus Prays (Part 3)  

To listen to the sermon, you may go to: http://icatmk.com/2018/02/when-jesus-prays-part-3/

When Jesus Prays (Part 3)  

To listen to the sermon, you may go to: http://icatmk.com/2018/02/when-jesus-prays-part-3/

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