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 2 of a 2-part sermon.
SECURING THE SUCCESS OF JESUS’ MISSION-II—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’ mission are....
1. JESUS’ GLORY(:1-5, 6a)
2. JESUS’ DISCIPLES(:6-10)
3. JESUS’ PROTECTION(:11-12)
4. JESUS’ JOY(:13)
5—An acquisition securing the success of Jesus’ mission is....
“14—“I have given them Thy word; & the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.”
Jn. 7:7—“7 “The world cannot hate you; but it hates Me because I testify of it, that its deeds are evil.”
:15—“I do not ask Thee to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one.”
—If they fall into the influence of the evil one where will Jesus’ mission be?
2Cor. 11:2-3—“For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy; for I betrothed you to one husband, that to Christ I might present you as a pure virgin. But I am afraid, lest as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds should be led astray from the simplicity & purity of devotion to Christ.”
:16—“They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.”
Disciples do not belong to the world even though they are in it. They are dead & immune to its influences.
Rom. 6:5-13—“For if we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall be also in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, that our body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin; for he who has died is freed from sin. Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, is never to die again; death no longer is master over Him. For the death that He died, He died to sin, once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body that you should obey its lusts, and do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.”
—?In what ways is Jesus “not of the world”?—His devotion to His Father.
?You sought/found JESUS’ HATRED in prayer?
?You help to secure the success of Jesus’ mission?
6—An acquisition securing the success of Jesus’ mission is....
:17—“Sanctify them in the truth; Thy word is truth.
“Sanctify”—??????—To render or acknowledge, or to be venerable or hallow; To separate from profane things & dedicate to God; To purify.
Accepting the truth is what sanctifies the saint.
:18—“As Thou didst send Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.”