Talks for Growing Christians
The First Section of the High Priestly Prayer
Lesson Number 76
- God the Father was glorified in the finished work of Christ.
- God the Son was glorified in the ongoing lives of the apostles.
- God the Father and God the Son are now glorified together in heaven.
- Did you ever think of yourself as one of God’s personal possessions?
- Why is this portion of Scripture known as the Lord’s high priestly prayer?
- Outline this prayer.
- “Jesus said, ‘My hour has not yet come.’” To what “hour was He referring? What was the Lord’s desire for this hour concerning His Father?
- What does the finished work include?
- How was God the Father glorified by the Son’s work on the cross?
- How was the Lord Jesus glorified in the lives of the apostles?
- How are the Father and the Son now glorified together in heaven?
- Because most of it is intercessory prayer on behalf of His own. Incidentally, it is the longest recorded prayer of Christ.
- a. Prayer concerning Himself (John 17:1-5).
b. Prayer concerning the apostles (John 17:6-19).
c. Prayer concerning future believers (John 17:20-26).
- The time when He would go to the cross. Jesus’ desire – that the Father would be glorified.
- Both the Lord’s public ministry and His sacrifice on the cross.
- All that the Father had given the Son to do was accomplished.
- By the disciples’ salvation. See John 16:2, 6, 9.
- The Son has now resumed the glory He had in heaven before the world was made. That glory is enhanced because God’s plan of redemption for mankind has been accomplished.
- Do you think of yourself as one of God’s personal possessions? Review John 17:9-10. What does this mean?
- Think of what Jesus Christ accomplished on the cross on your behalf. What does this mean to you? How does it show in your life?
- When you think of the lack of understanding of the disciples, does it remind you of yourself? Yet He is glorified in them, and in us.
- “Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You.” John 17:1
- “I have finished the work which You have given Me to do” John 17:4
- “I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours.” John 17:9