1. It says in verse 1 of the Gospel of John Chapter 17 Jesus prays after "These words spake Jesus”. What words are being referred to?
Chapters 14, 15 and 16
2. List 5 of the 8 things that Jesus states in the prayer that he has accomplished while on earth.
3. Is there a common theme or idea in these 8 accomplishments listed by Jesus?
Yes, are relate to God’s commandments to Jesus or his empowerment of Jesus.
1. List the 8 things that Jesus specifically asked God the Father to do in his prayer in the order they appear in this chapter of the Gospel of John.
2. Who is being referred to with the use of the word “they” or ”them” in all of the the first 20 verses in this chapter of the Gospel of John?
3. Who is being referred to with the use of the word “they” or ”them” in verses 21 through 26 of Chapter 17 of the Gospel of John?
Focus shifts in verse 20
"My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.”
Either those the Father has given and/or will give Jesus
1. What does Jesus tell God the Father about “they” or “them” in the following verses from Chapter 17 of the Gospel of John?
2. What is eternal life?
To know the only true God and His son Jesus Christ (see verse 3).
1. What do we learn about God the Father’s power and abilities from the following verses from Chapter 17 of the Gospel of John? Complete the sentences
2. Cite the verses from Chapter 17 of the Gospel of John that tell us the following about the world and those in it from Jesus’ prayer.
1. Jesus mentions glory or glorify 9 times in this prayer. He asks the Father to glorify the Son so that the Son can glorify the Father; Jesus states he has glorified the Father, and then asks the Father to glorify Jesus in His presence with the glory Jesus had before the world began; Jesus states that the disciples have brought glory to him and he has given them glory of the Father; and finally, Jesus asks the Father to let the disciples see Jesus’ glory that the Father gave him.
What does glory mean?
According to Nelson's Bible Dictionary, glory is defined as beauty, power, or honor; a quality of God's character that emphasizes His greatness and authority.
The word glory is used in three senses in the Bible:
1. God's moral beauty and perfection of character. This divine quality is beyond man's understanding (Ps 113:4). All people "fall short" of it (Rom 3:23).
2. God's moral beauty and perfection as a visible presence. While God's glory is not a substance, at times God does reveal His perfection to man in a visible way. Such a display of the presence of God is often seen as fire or dazzling light, but sometimes as an act of power. Some examples from the Old Testament are the pillar of cloud and fire (Ex 13:21), the Lord's deliverance of the Israelites at the Red Sea (Ex 14), and especially His glory in the tabernacle (Lev 9:23-24) and Temple (1 Kings 8:11).
Since the close of the Old Testament, the glory of God has been shown mainly in Christ (Luke 9:29-32; John 2:11) and in the members of His church. Christ now shares His divine glory with His followers (John 17:5-6,22), so that in their lives Christians are being transformed into the glorious image of God (2 Cor 3:18). Believers will be fully glorified at the end of time in God's heavenly presence (Rom 5:2; Col 3:4). There the glory of God will be seen everywhere (Rev 21:23).
3. Praise. At times God's glory may mean the honor and audible praise which His creatures give to Him (Ps 115:1; Rev 5:12-13).
Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Copyright (c)1986, Thomas Nelson Publishers
2. Why did Jesus offer this prayer to God the Father?
So that the disciples might have the full measure of Jesus' joy within them (see verse 13).
In verse 3 Jesus tell the Father that he has glorified him by completing the work that God gave him to do. What work has God given to you that will glorify God when you complete it?
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