When Jesus Prayed for You and Me
January 30, 2022
A Chapter a Day
- Sunday, January 30, John 21
- Monday, January 31, Romans 1
- Tuesday, February 1, Romans 2
- Wednesday, February 2, Romans 3
- Thursday, February 3, Romans 4
- Friday, February 4, Romans 5
- Saturday, February 5, Romans 6
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John 17 (ESV)
17 When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, 2 since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. 3 And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. 4 I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. 5 And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.
- Like Jesus, when we pray we should talk to God as our . (v. 1)
- The Father has given Jesus over people. (v. 2a)
- The Father has given Jesus authority to give to all whom the Father has given him. (v. 2b)
- The essence of eternal life is not mainly about its , but about knowledge of God himself. (v. 3)
- Jesus the Father by accomplishing the the Father had given him to do. (v. 4)
- Through his death, resurrection, and ascension, the Father the glory Jesus had the world was created. (v. 5)
6 “I have manifested your name to the people whom you gave me out of the world. Yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. 7 Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you. 8 For I have given them the words that you gave me, and they have received them and have come to know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. 9 I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours. 10 All mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them. 11 And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. 12 While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me. I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. 13 But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves. 14 I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 15 I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. 19 And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth.
- God’s people are those . . .
(1) Whom the Father has the Son. (vv. 2b, 6a, 9b)
(2) Who have and God’s word that Jesus has to them. (vv. 6b, 8a, 14a).
(3) Who have that Jesus was sent by the Father. (v. 8b)
(4) In whom Jesus is . (v. 10b)
(5) Whom Jesus has , , and not . (v. 12)
(6) In whom the of Jesus is fulfilled (v. 13)
(7) Who are being sanctified by the of God’s . (vv. 16-17, 19)
- God’s people are also defined our relationship to the .
“The ‘world’, or frequently ‘this world’ (e.g. 8:23; 9:39; 11:9; 18:36), is not the universe, but the created order (especially of human beings and human affairs) in rebellion against its Maker (e.g.1:10; 7:7; 14:17, 22, 27, 30; 15:18–19; 16:8, 20, 33; 17:6, 9, 14).” (D. A. Carson, The Gospel according to John, pp. 122-123, emphasis added)
(1) We are chosen the world. (v. 6a; 15:19)
(2) We are to remain the world. (v. 11b, 15a)
(3) We are not to be the world. (v. 14b)
(4) We should expect to be by the world. (v. 14a)
(5) We are sent back the world to share the love, life, and gospel of Jesus. (v. 18)
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. 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, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me. 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. 25 O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these know that you have sent me. 26 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.”
- Jesus prays for the of all of his followers –for our own good and to enhance our to the world. (vv. 20-23)
“Although the unity envisaged in this chapter is not institutional, this purpose clause at the end of v. 21 shows beyond possibility of doubt that the unity is meant to be observable. It is not achieved by hunting enthusiastically for the lowest common theological denominator, but by common adherence to the apostolic gospel, by love that is joyfully self-sacrificing, by undaunted commitment to the shared goals of the mission with which Jesus’ followers have been charged, by self-conscious dependence on God himself for life and fruitfulness. It is a unity necessarily present, at least in nuce, amongst genuine believers; it is a unity that must be brought to perfection (v. 23). (Carson, John, p. 568)
- Jesus prays that we will his glory and experience his . (vv. 24-26)