Famous Last Words | Week 1
“I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours. All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them. I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one. While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled. “I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them. I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.”- John 17:6-19 NIV
WHAT’S MOST IMPORTANT TO JESUS AT THE END: Protection |Joy | Holiness
THE PURPOSE OF THE PASSAGE:
“As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.”
3 Areas Jesus asked for protection
1. UNITY WITH TRINITY
Jesus was in perfect harmony with God.
He is asking God to give and secure the same access and intimacy He has with Him for us!
2. UNITY WITH OTHER BELIEVERS
3. FROM ENEMY:
“My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.”
Revelation 12:7-12 - just the scripture reference
- Read John 17
- begin praying for unity this week. For yourself and all in your care.