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Christ has received power over all flesh, but with this peculiar design, that he should give eternal life to as many as his Father has given him. To know God, is eternal life. Note, Fruitful and faithful disciples are the joy of the Lord Jesus; he rests in his love to them, Zep. As thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. All who come to him by faith, even as he said, “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me.” To all of these Jesus gives eternal life. John 17:5. Yes we shall always need sanctifying until we reach our heavenly home, where sin cannot enter. You can tell which are false doctrines, and which are the true, by our Lord’s own test: “By their fruits ye shall know them.” The same men who reject the old-fashioned doctrines also rebel against the old-fashioned style of living; loose living generally goes with loose doctrine. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Now they have known that all things to whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee. O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. The sheep shall be delivered into the hand of the Father in full number, there shall not be one of them missing in that day when they shall pass under the rod of the great Shepherd. John 17:19. THE FULNESS AND THE FILLING NO. 6 vols. I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word. Glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: Did Jesus look upon his suffering as his glory? If you know God, if you know Jesus Christ whom he has sent, you are spiritually quickened. The first volume is "Lectures to my Students: a Selection from Addresses delivered to the Students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle". David prayeth for grace, Psalms 19:12-14. Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; They were only a handful of disciples, but you cannot tell what a multitude will believe on Christ through their word. That knowledge has brought to you, nay, it is, in itself, the new life: “This is life eternal,” — not life for a few years but life eternal. Includes Topical Study on the Feasts (Lessons 2-4) and Topical Study on … (1-5) His prayer for his disciples. John 17:3. REV. These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; This is in a very special sense our Lord’s prayer. “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” It is only the truth of God that can beget holiness; false doctrine is never the medium of sanctification. Presented here is a verse by verse exposition of the New Testament. Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am, that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for those lovedst me before the foundation of the world. I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. The beloved author has gone to his eternal reward, he is ³the blessed of the Lord John 17 THE CHURCH’S ONE FOUNDATION (JOHN 17:1-26) My wife Doris had three sisters and a brother and all their kids are overseas now. he present volume is the second of a series of works useful to Students and Ministers prepared by Mr. Spurgeon; and published at 2s. THE PROLOGUE TO THE GOSPEL OF JOHN The Gospel of John weds theology to poetry. This prayer is still needed for all Christ’s disciples, “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.”. [The seventh volume, containing the Catholic Epistles and Revelation, was published in 4to. Are they your friends? These words spake Jesus, and, lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; The hour to which he had so long looked forward, the hour which he had anticipated with ardent desire: “The hour is come.” On the very night that Jesus prayed this prayer, Luke’s record tells us, “When the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him. And when Christians, being one in Christ, and one in the truth, shall become more manifestly one in heart, and life, and faith, what glad days we may hope to see! John 3 – The New Birth “If we were asked to read to a dying man who did not know the gospel, we should probably select this chapter as the most suitable one for such an occasion; and what is good for dying men is good for us all, for that is what we are; and how soon we may be actually at the gates of death, none of us can tell.” (Spurgeon) A. Nicodemus and the new birth. If anybody, possessing the greatest possible inventive faculty, were asked to produce a prayer which could be fitly prayed by a person who was both God and man, it would be an impossible task. I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me: and they have kept thy word. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) John 1:1-18 EXEGESIS: JOHN 1:1-18. You will find it in the Gospel according to Matthew, chapter twenty-six. John 17:1. John 17:13-17. John 17:24-26. Commentaries for John Chapter 17 Jesus Concludes His Time Alone with His Disciples by Praying to His Father This chapter contains the most extensive and profound prayer … In these words we have both the general and the special aspects of redemption. I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. He does not merely pray, “Sustain thy Son,” but, “Glorify thy Son.” In truth, our Lord’s lowest stoop was his highest glory. Scripture: John 17. If ye love me, keep my commandments. John’s Gospel was written by the aging Apostle John. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. MAYER (JOHN, D.D.) Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: Whenever you are doing good, remember not only those who are immediately saved, but the others who will be blessed through them, even as our Saviour said, “Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word.” We who have believed on Jesus, through the word preached or written by the apostles, are also included in this prayer of their Lord and ours. John 3:16-17. If you ever do pray such a prayer, utter it very softly, for the Master does not authorize it, and that is a matter that must be left to the Lord of life and death. This exposition consisted of readings from John 17:15-26; And Matthew 26:36-46. This is Christ’s prayer for all those who shall believe on him, that they may be converted, and brought into the one Church together with those who are already there:” that they all may be one.”. of Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they way be one, as we are. We see his love and his justice rendered more glorious in the death of Christ than they would have been by any other method. Follow Desiring God on Facebook. Do you know God? Our Divine Lord seems to think nothing about his own sufferings; all his thoughts are occupied with that which concerns his people. John 17:1. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. Then, you have eternal life; for “this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.”. This is the description of Christ’s people; does it describe you? Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Commentary, John 17:6-19, James Boyce, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2012. “They are not of the world: “they are not worldly, they are other-worldly; their thoughts and hearts are set upon the world to come”. Father. John Part 1 10 lessons covering John 1-6 with Lesson Six a study on Being Born Again and Lesson Ten a Topical Study on Jesus' Disciples; John Part 2 8 lessons covering John 7-11. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. “John Knox, on his death-bed in 1572, asked his wife to read to him John 17, ‘where’, he said, ‘I cast my first anchor.’” (Bruce) A. Jesus prays concerning Himself. John 17:21. “They have not been all they might have been, nor all they ought to have been, but, O my Father, they have kept thy word!” I trust that we may be found faithful to the truth that the Holy Spirit has taught us, and obedient to its precepts, that our Lord may be able to say to his Father concerning us also, “They have kept thy word.”. No, he just repeated to his disciples the words he had received from the Father: “I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me.” If Jesus acted thus, how much more must the messengers of God receive the word from the Lord’s mouth, and speak it as they receive it! "In the beginning was The object of Christ’s atonement is to purchase eternal life for those who were given to him by his Father; but he has also obtained power over all flesh. The first is that memorable intercessory prayer of his recorded in the seventeenth chapter of the Gospel according to John. Glorify thy Son that thy Son also may glorify thee: as thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. Do we seek to obey it? And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer;” So he began his great intercessory prayer, “Father, the hour is come, —. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, “I set myself apart, as one who is consecrated, dedicated, devoted to a grand design.”. Scripture: John 17. I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. John and his wife, Patricia, live in Southern California and have four married children: Matt, Marcy, Mark, and Melinda. If that had been a proper prayer for us to offer, it would have been authorized by the Master. All his prayers are for them, that they may be made holy, and that so God may be glorified in them. As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. I would encourage you to prayerfully spend some time in this chapter yourself and also listen to these edifying expositions for additional godly counsel and input. Remember that there was a very short interval between the utterance of the majestic prayer I have been reading, and the presentation of the cries and tears of which we are now to read. Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. I wonder whether there are any of them here tonight. And now come I to thee, and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. Commentary. John 17:2. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them: that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and them in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. In the ninth verse we read, “I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.”. John 17:20. A very short time after our Divine Lord offered this intercessory supplication, he prayed a very different prayer, in a strangely-altered style. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou should keep them from the evil. (1a) Introduction. Are you on speaking terms, on loving terms, with them? Jesus Prays to Be Glorified - After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: “Father, the hour has come. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but … As there is a transport of joy in heaven in the conversion of sinners, so there is a remaining joy in the perseverance of saints. John 17:7-8. What a word that is from the lips of Jesus, “Father”! Jesus had laid aside his glory for our sakes, now he asks that, his work being regarded as done, his glory may be given to him again. And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. 4to. Spurgeon’s writings on the Bible fill dozens of volumes; his thoughts on particular passages are scattered across numerous books and sermons. He had been part of Jesus’ inner group of disciples and had spent his late teens following the Lord Jesus Christ. John 17:22-23. You never hear from him any boast about being the originator of profound thoughts. Now our Lord Jesus prays for those who are to be his people. What a sweet thing for the Lord Jesus to say of that poor, much-erring company of disciples, “They have kept thy word”! "THE GOSPEL OF JOHN" The Greatest Prayer Ever Prayed (17:1-26) INTRODUCTION 1. What a word that is from the lips of Jesus, “Father”! John 17:1. 6d. John 6:15-17. This was the night of his deepest sorrow and his heaviest woe, but he begins his prayer with this tender expression, “Father, the hour is come;” the hour of darkness, the hour of his passion and death, had now arrived. I pray far them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. David Mathis May 6, 2020 2.5K Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God Desiring God. Proud member D. A. Carson, Pillar New Testament Commentary (PNTC), Eerdmans, 1991, 715 pp. Mark the final perseverance of the saints, how they shall hold on and hold out for ever. This volume collects his thoughts on 1 John in a commentary format, with illustrations and applications culled from his sermons and writings. Are you carrying out your mission, O ye people of God? This is a wonderful expression, where will you find anything like it! Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. John 17:22-23. Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe in me through their word; There is a great company of people who are not at present believers, but who shall yet believe on Christ through the testimony of those who are already believers on him. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. MILLINGTON (THOMAS S.) The Testimony of the Heathen to the Truths of Holy Writ. (11-26) Commentary on John 17:1-5 (Read John 17:1-5). This is the original Missionary Society, and the model for all others; Christ sent, missioned, of the Father, and every saint missioned of Christ. And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them. John 17:18-19. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. D.A. 4 Their [] line has gone out through all the earth, And their utterances to the end of the world. John 17:9-10. And will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them. All of John's 3,000 sermons, spanning more than four decades of ministry, are available for free on the Grace to You website. Already He had been endowed with ‘authority over all flesh,’ for the purpose of bestowing eternal life; and that eternal life stands in the knowledge of God, which is the same as the knowledge of Christ. 3:17. I pray for them: I pray not for the world but for them which thou hast given me, for they are thine. It is poetic prose—prose with the soul of poetry—prose that, like poetry, packs layers of meaning in a word or phrase. In this volume we give you Charles H. Spurgeon commentary on the John’s Gospel. Laborious writing and heavy reading. There never was an age in which the doctrines of grace were despised but, sooner or later, licentiousness prevailed. Who are they who have been given to him by his Father? John 17:26. John 17:11-12. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible. 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