Summary: 3 of 6. Thru prayer, Jesus sought to secure the success of His mission. But How? 20 measures securing the success of Jesus’ mission. Securing the Success of Jesus’ mission involves...
SECURING THE SUCCESS OF JESUS’ MISSION-III—John 17:1-26
The husband & wife were offered a ‘free airplane ride’ if they never opened their mouths during the stunt flyer’s bi-plane flight.
The pilot took them on a harrowing flight of 90 degree climbs, dives, twists & turns.
Upon landing the pilot said, “I tried my best but I never heard a peep out of you!”
The man responds, ‘Man I sure felt like hollerin’ when my wife fell out!’
He had found a way to secure a free flight(the success of his mission).
Jesus’ prayer in the Upper Room reflected the means to securing the success of His mission.
The success of Jesus’ mission is secured.
How is the success of Jesus’ mission secured?
What secures the success of Jesus’ mission?
20 measures for securing the success of Jesus’ mission.
This morning we discovered that,
Securing the Success of Jesus’ mission involves...
1. The Ultimate CONTACT(:1)
2. The Ultimate HOUR(:1)
3. The Ultimate GLORY(:1, 5)
4. The Ultimate AUTHORITY(:1-2)
5. The Ultimate LIFE(:2-3)
6—Securing the Success of Jesus’ mission involves...
The Ultimate ANOINTING(:3)
:3—“And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, & Jesus Christ whom You have sent.”
The two cannot be separated, the Father cannot be known apart from knowing Christ. Importantly, the Father can & must be known as well as His Son. Jesus being sent from the Father demands understanding Jesus in more than the context of a simple prophet. He was not only sent by the Father but from the Father as well.
Lk. 4:18-19, 21—““The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD.””.....“And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.””
*Jn. 1:1-2;14—“In the beginning was the Word, & the Word was with God, & the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.”.....And the Word became flesh, & dwelt among us, & we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace & truth.
*Jn. 6:45—““It is written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught by God.’ Therefore everyone who has heard & learned from the Father comes to Me.”
Jn. 6:65—And He was saying, “For this reason I have said to you, that no one can come to Me, unless it has been granted him from the Father.”
Jn. 10:32—Jesus answered them, “I showed you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you stoning Me?”
Jn. 16:27-28—““for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me, & have believed that I came forth from God. I came forth from the Father & have come into the world. Again, I leave the world & go to the Father.””
Jn. 14:6-11—“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, & the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. 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 sufficient for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, & yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? “Do you not believe that I am in the Father, & the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. Believe Me that I am in the Father & the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves.”
When I worked for Flowers baking Co., I had a uniform/I was never to operate the truck without the uniform/The Ultimate ANOINTING
UPS deliverymen always drive trucks specific to UPS & wear a uniform clearly identified with their company & thus their purpose—Delivering parcels/They have an ‘anointing’ from the company to accomplish certain work/The Ultimate ANOINTING
?You employed The Ultimate ANOINTING of Jesus’ mission?
?You Secured the Success of Jesus’ Mission?
7—Securing the Success of Jesus’ mission involves...
The Ultimate ACCOMPLISHMENT(:4)
:4—“I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do.”
The extent of Jesus’ “glorifying” His Father is reiterated & expanded to include Jesus’ having personally “finished/accomplished the work” which had been assigned to Him by the Father.