Gathering With The Church: To Grow In Unity ~ John 17:20-26

 

 

I.  FOCUS ON FUTURE BELIEVERS (vs. 20-21)

a.  Verse 20 predicts a clear sense of success through the disciples preaching and teaching in Jesus name.  How should this encourage us today?

            b.  Jesus was already praying for today’s believers 2000 years ago.  What specifically was His prayer focused on?

c.  What is one benefit that results from an open, visible Spirit enabled unity in today’s church?

II.  FOCUS ON REFLECTED GLORY  (vs. 22-23)

               a.  Reconcile verse 22 with what God states in Isaiah 42:8. 

               b.  Believers who walk in unity with Christ reflect God’s glory.  How

                     important is it to the world that we have a mature unity?

              c.  Specifically, what two spiritual truths are revealed in our unity?

III.  FOCUS ON THE FUTURE (vs. 24-26)  

            a.  What desire of Jesus’ do we see in verse 24 and also in John 14:3?

            b.  What blessing does He desire that we experience in His presence?

            c.  The world has not known God.  This theme is revisited throughout

                  scripture, but how did Christ answer this?

             d.  How does Christ answer this today?

IV.  Application:   Jesus KNEW that others would believe and therefore He prayed for them.  How should knowing this light a fire under us to spread His word that much more?  What if our fathers in the Faith had thought it not worth the effort?

 

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