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Jesus’ Prayer for His Followers 

Jesus’ Prayer for His Followers 

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Jesus’ Prayer for His Followers 

John 17

  1. He prayed that we would be protected. (v. 11)
    • Christ prayed that this protection would be under the authority and Name of God.
    • Christians have an obligation to keep themselves within the authority of God and Christ. (John 15:4-5; Col. 3:17; Matt. 28:18; Eph. 1:22-23)
    • Jesus’ prayer proves we cannot be protected unless:
  1. He prayed that we would have joy. (v. 13)
    • Entirely too many people think of Jesus only in terms of solemnness or sorrow. (Isaiah 53:3)
    • His joy was not based on external conditions or circumstances.
    • True disciples have that same joy.
  1. He prayed that we would be Sanctified. (v. 17)
    • Sanctify.
    • Christ must be sanctified in our heart as Lord and ruler of life. (1 Pet. 3:15)
    • Jesus’ prayer reveals way for us to be sanctified.
  1. He prayed that we might be ONE. (Just as He and the Father are ONE.) (vv. 20-21)
    • There is only one way.
    • We must strive for unity. (Eph. 4:1-3)

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