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Jesus intercessory Prayer - His Unanswered Prayer - Part Two - John 17:13- 26

Posted on February 11, 2018

Jesus Intercessory Prayer: His Unanswered Prayer – Part Two

John 17:13-26

The Voice of Truth – John 17:13 – 19

  • Finding joy in the truth – verses 13 – 14a
  • Being a sojourner of the truth – verses 14b- 16
  • Living as set apart for God by the truth – verses 17-19

Application: Can you stay laser focused on God’s words of truth?

The Voice of Unity – John 17:20 - 26

  • Unity points to and glorifiesthe Trinity – John 17:20-24
    • Unity of the believers – verse 20
    • Unity in Christ – verse 21
    • Unity in the Holy Spirit – verse 22
    • Unity in the Gospel – verse 23
    • Unity in heaven – verse 24
    • Unity displays the unconditionallove of the Father – John 17:25 – 26
      • Jesus made known God’s name – verse 25
      • Jesus revealed God’s abiding love – verse 26

Application: Do you understand the value and depth of importance for unity among believers and churches?

Key Thought: Love and unity for one another should be the distinguishing marks of a Christ follower

“To a true child of God, the invisible bond that unites all believers to Christ is far more tender, and lasting, and precious; and, as we come to recognize and realize that we are all dwelling in one sphere of life in Him, we learn to look on every believer as our brother, in a sense that is infinitely higher than all human relationships. This is the one and only way to bring disciples permanently together. All other plans for promoting the unity of the Church have failed.”

-       A. T. Pierson

“And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:10 – 12

“Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!” – Psalm 133:1