John Lesson 22 Day 3

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John Lesson 22 Day 3

John 17:6-10

6. Jesus prays for his eleven disciples.

Jesus lifted his eyes toward heaven in a hopeful sense and was not gloomy or downcast in his prayer. He looked up towards heaven, the custom of prayer common in his own day (John 11:41, Mark 7:34, Psalm 123:1). (Guzik)

“I am now wholly employed for my disciples, that they may be properly qualified to preach my salvation to the ends of the earth. Jesus here imitates the high priest, the second part of whose prayer, on the day of expiation [making atonement], was for the priests, the sons of Aaron.” (Clarke)

John 17:6

“The men whom you have given me out of the world.”

They were God’s first. Then God gave them (and us) to Jesus.

“They know, have obeyed and kept your word.”

Jesus said his disciples obeyed God’s word. Now we know, everything God gave Jesus comes from him.

“We know that Jesus is God’s Son.”

Jesus asks God to guard them (and us) as they pursue this gift of life that comes through him.

7. a. I am glorified in them.

“In a sense, this is what it means to be a believer, to be born again, to be a true follower of Jesus Christ – to have Him glorified in us. Jesus does not merely want to dwell in or live in the believer, but to be glorified in them.” (

The disciples received, accepted, and understood God’s words Jesus shared with them.

They believed God sent his Son, that he was the Messiah. His mission and his teachings were Divine. Jesus was God manifest in the flesh.

“And great, we confess, is the hidden truth (the mystic secret) of godliness, He [God] was made visible in human flesh, justified and vindicated in the [Holy] Spirit, was seen by angels, preached among the nations, believed on in the world, [and] taken up in glory.” 1 Timothy 3:16 AMP

Jesus also spoke prophetically, anticipating the way his disciples would soon lift up his name and spread the gospel to the ends of the known world. Romans 4:17 “…the God who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist.”

b. Personal Encouragement

Deeply consider and realize that God chose me and gave me to Jesus. How amazing is his grace! Christ, the hope of glory, lives in me. (Colossians 1:27)

The disciples were not perfect, as we have already seen, so keeping God’s word does not mean we never sin, disobey, or deny him.
“There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” (Romans 8:1)

Jesus intercedes for me, just as he promised.

He does not focus on my failures. Those reminders come from the Accuser. Jesus speaks my destiny into existence!

By beholding the glory of the Lord, we are being transformed.
2 Corinthians 3:18
And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.” ESV

Ephesians 1:11-13In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,” ESV (emphasis added)

1 Peter 1:6-7In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” (emphasis added)

My answers to BSF Bible study fellowship questions on John Lesson 22 Day 3; John 17:6-10