Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer (Overview)

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.  John 17:1-5

Theme # 1 – The Intimacy of Knowing God as Father: John 17:1, John 17:11, John 17:25, John 20:17

Theme # 2 – The Love of God the Father: John 17:2, John 17:6, John 17:9, John 17:11-12, John 17:24

Theme # 3 – The Love of God the Son

1. He gives saving knowledge of God to believers: John 17:2-3

2. He reveals God to believers: John 17:6

3. He gives the Word of God to believers: John 17:8, John 17:14

4. He prays for believers: John 17:9, Hebrews 7:25

5. He sustains and protects believers: John 17:12, Nahum 1:7

6. He commissions believers to do the work of the Gospel: John 17:18

7. He sacrifices Himself to make believers: John 17:19

8. He gives unifying glory to believers: John 17:22

9. He desires the presence of believers: John 17:24, Luke 22:14-15

10. He provides for continual spiritual growth of believers: John 17:26

Theme # 4 – The Union of the Believer with Christ: John 17:11, John 17:21-23, John 17:26