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Summary: Thru prayer, Jesus sought to secure the success of His mission. How does prayer secure the success of Jesus’ mission? 9 acquisitions securing the success of Jesus’ mission. Part 1 of a 2-part sermon.

SECURING THE SUCCESS OF JESUS’ MISSION-Part I—John 17:1-26

Thru prayer, Jesus sought to secure the success of His mission.

The success of Jesus’ mission is secured thru prayer.

How does prayer secure the success of Jesus’ mission?

4 acquisitions securing the success of Jesus’ ministry.

1—An acquisition securing the success of Jesus’ mission is....

JESUS’ GLORY(:1-5, 6)

—Explanation/Argumentation:(:1-5, 6)

:1—“These things Jesus spoke; & lifting up His eyes to heaven, He said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify Thy Son, that the Son may glorify Thee,”

FATHER—Glorified

:2—“even as Thou gavest Him authority over all mankind, that to all whom Thou hast given Him, He may give eternal life.”

:3—“And this is eternal life, that they may know Thee, the only true God, & Jesus Christ whom Thou hast sent.”

GIFT—Eternal Life

:4—“I glorified Thee on the earth, having accomplished the work which Thou hast given Me to do.”

ACCOMPLISHMENT—Work assigned

:5—“And now, glorify Thou Me together with Thyself, Father, with the glory which I had with Thee before the world was.”

PRIOR STATE—Heavenly Glory

Jn. 1:1-2—“In the beginning was the Word, & the Word was with God, & the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.”

Php. 2:5-7—“Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, & being made in the likeness of men.”

:6—“I manifested Thy name to the men whom Thou gavest Me out of the world;....”

MANIFESTATION—Father’s name(:6)

“Manifested”—???????—To make manifest or visible or known what has been hidden or unknown, to manifest, whether by words, or deeds, or in any other way.

Jn. 14:7-9—““If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him, & have seen Him.” Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, & it is enough for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been so long with you, & yet you have not come to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how do you say, ‘Show us the Father’?”

—Illustration:

—Application:

?You sought/found JESUS’ GLORY in prayer?

?You help to secure the success of Jesus’ mission?

2—An acquisition securing the success of Jesus’ mission is....

JESUS’ DISCIPLES(:6-10)

—Explanation/Argumentation:(:6-10)

:6—“I manifested Thy name to the men whom Thou gavest Me out of the world; Thine they were, & Thou gavest them to Me, & they have kept Thy word.”

:6a—“The men whom Thou gavest Me out of the world”

“Men”—LEADERSHIP

“Out of the world”—OTHERWORLDLY

:6b—“Thine they were, & Thou gavest them to Me,”

BELONG

:9—“I ask on their behalf; I do not ask on behalf of the world, but of those whom Thou hast given Me; for they are Thine;”

BELONG

:10—“& all things that are Mine are Thine, & Thine are Mine; & I have been glorified in them.”

BELONG

:6c—“& they have kept Thy word.”

KEEP THE FATHER’S WORD

:7—“Now they have come to know that everything Thou hast given Me is from Thee;”

:8—“for the words which Thou gavest Me I have given to them; & they received them, & truly understood that I came forth from Thee, & they believed that Thou didst send Me.”

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