(The High Priestly Prayer of Jesus) is a unity prayer. Jesus is aware of the disagreements among his followers.
He knows that this will grow when He is gone. So, he is praying for their unity.
It is also for us. The church is more divided today than at any time in its
I. This Sunday in Church: Fifth Sunday After Pentecost
Bible Readings for This Sunday (July 9)
Sermons for This Sunday (July
4. Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Feeding 5000/Multitudes
II. Lectionary Reflections
The Deeper Meaning of the Feeding of the 5,000
Not unlike Jesus' healing miracles, his feeding of the crowd shows his
compassion of human beings and their needs. Jesus cared for the people in their
ordinary hunger and demonstrated loving hospitality. ...
What can we learn from Jesus' feeding of the 5,000?
Christians must bring their lives to God in a spirit of obedience and
sacrifice, no matter how insignificant they may think their gifts or talents
are (Romans 12:1). When doing so, expect God to do far beyond what can be
imagined (Ephesians 3:20). ...
Christ Meets our Every Need
Our Lord often tests us to teach us to depend upon Him. He will put you into
situations this week at work to teach you to depend upon Him. He will put
you into situations in your home and family and marriage to teach you to depend
upon Him. So - depend upon Him. ...
III. Featured Articles: High Priestly Prayer of Jesus
The Greatest Prayer Ever Prayed
Though there are approximately 650 prayers recorded
in the Bible. Not one of them can match our Lord's "High Priestly Prayer" in
John 17. Nor can any prayer recorded outside the Bible. ...
Christ's Intercessional Prayer
This intercessory prayer mentions all blessings and privileges necessary for
the unity and oneness of the church. Our Lord prayed for the oneness between
the Father, Himself, the apostles, and all believers. ...
Four Myths About Submission In The Christian Life
Jesus is the model of submission. Let us read John 17 and consider the
submission of Jesus in His High Priestly Prayer and what it says to us
God's Eternal Love
In his first epistle, John tells us that God is love. Before the foundation
of the world, the Father loved the Son. Within the Trinity there is a
perfect sharing of life and love. Even after the Incarnation, Jesus remained
in his Father's love. ..
Meditation On John 17:20-26
God loves us "even as he has loved" Jesus. Can God really delight in us,
with all of our sins, weaknesses, and failings, as much as he loved his
only-begotten Son? ...
Christian Unity - A Sermon on John 17:1-11
People that profess no faith often look at feuding Christians and doubt that
being a Christian makes any good difference in the life of a believer. When
it comes to being nice or even being charitable, one unbeliever can almost
always find several unbelievers that far surpass many self-identified
God's Empowering Mission in the World
Jesus' prayer continues its work in our world, calling and inviting all into
the presence of God. It is a prayer of eschatological fulfillment that the
God who brought all creation into being will bring all things to
One of the simplest, and yet most profound understandings of prayer.
Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Prayer
IV. General Weekly Features
Christian Life: The Me I Want To Be
If I want all of the power God has for me, I need to rely on His Spirit and
look to Him as my helper, comforter, advocate, and counselor who leads me in
all truth. ...
The Remedy for Failure
To fail is to be humbled. Failure makes us aware of our own impotence, our
imperfections, our shortcomings. Failure brings us low. ...
Family Special: Christ-Like Confrontation
Being a peacekeeper implies a more passive and neutral stance that does not
necessarily result in problem resolution. However, a peacemaker proactively
looks for opportunities to move beyond the source of conflict and helps
ensure that the relationship itself remains intact. ...
When People Drive You Crazy
God is our source of strength when we're weary with sorrow and come to our wit's
end in the life-long career of parenting. ...
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