John 17:11-12. John and his wife, Patricia, live in Southern California and have four married children: Matt, Marcy, Mark, and Melinda. Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: SermonAudio.com - John 17 Sermons. DELIVERED BY C. H. SPURGEON, AT THE METROPOLITAN TABERNACLE, NEWINGTON. There never was an age in which the doctrines of grace were despised but, sooner or later, licentiousness prevailed. Note, Fruitful and faithful disciples are the joy of the Lord Jesus; he rests in his love to them, Zep. As there is a transport of joy in heaven in the conversion of sinners, so there is a remaining joy in the perseverance of saints. That they also might be sanctified through the truth. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) John 1:1-18 EXEGESIS: JOHN 1:1-18. Christ does pray that we may be kept from the evil that is in the world; and we also may and must pray that the Lord will keep us from the evil by which we are surrounded, and especially from the evil one who seeks our destruction. "—John 17:24. Again: I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. “They have not been all they might have been, nor all they ought to have been, but, O my Father, they have kept thy word!” I trust that we may be found faithful to the truth that the Holy Spirit has taught us, and obedient to its precepts, that our Lord may be able to say to his Father concerning us also, “They have kept thy word.”. Christ has received power over all flesh, but with this peculiar design, that he should give eternal life to as many as his Father has given him. If that had been a proper prayer for us to offer, it would have been authorized by the Master. John 17:9-10. (1-5) His prayer for his disciples. 3:17. The Saviour doubtless linked his little band of disciples with the ancient promise, “There shall be an handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains, the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon.” What great events from little causes spring! Charles Are you on speaking terms, on loving terms, with them? Oh, when shall this great prayer be answered? (1a) Introduction. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, “I set myself apart, as one who is consecrated, dedicated, devoted to a grand design.”. Includes Topical Study on the Feasts (Lessons 2-4) and Topical Study on … John 17:6. Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. John 17:22-23. Whenever you are doing good, remember not only those who are immediately saved, but the others who will be blessed through them, even as our Saviour said, “Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word.” We who have believed on Jesus, through the word preached or written by the apostles, are also included in this prayer of their Lord and ours. David prayeth for grace, Psalms 19:12-14. God’s people belong to him, he gives them to his Son, Christ gives them his word, and they keep it: “They have kept thy word.” Do we keep God’s word? Then, you have eternal life; for “this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.”. Remember that there was a very short interval between the utterance of the majestic prayer I have been reading, and the presentation of the cries and tears of which we are now to read. The purpose of the shower is to water one particular field; but the rain falls everywhere, so plenteous is the bounty of God. This prayer is still needed for all Christ’s disciples, “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.”. And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. As thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. Now our Lord Jesus prays for those who are to be his people. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. Follow Desiring God on Instagram. We will read this evening a portion of two prayers offered by our Divine Lord and Master on that night in which he was betrayed. (11-26) Commentary on John 17:1-5 (Read John 17:1-5). John 17:19. And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them. REV. I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. Do they need to be sanctified? John 17:7-8. He wrote: “at Raleigh, they say, the old church bells still ring at Christmas time, deep, deep, in the earth; and that it was a Christmas morning custom for the people to go out into the valley, and put … Tony Reinke May 7, 2020 842 Shares Conference Message. Already He had been endowed with ‘authority over all flesh,’ for the purpose of bestowing eternal life; and that eternal life stands in the knowledge of God, which is the same as the knowledge of Christ. Follow Desiring God on Facebook. There are times when, in great pain of body, or in deep depression of spirit, the believer, like Elijah under the juniper tree, requests for himself that he may die. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. Her nephew was the last to leave Hong Kong and lived us two years in the 1990s when he went over for college. John 17:18-19. Charles Spurgeon used to tell a tale about an old church buried deep in the ground. His most fruitful years of ministry were at the New Park Street and later the Metropolitan Tabernacle pulpit in London. Christ would have all his people joined in communion with himself, and with his Father; and when that is the case, then will men know that Christ came into the world for a definite purpose: “that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.”. In the ninth verse we read, “I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.”. D.A. (Read John 9:13-17) Christ not only worked miracles on the sabbath, but in such a manner as would give offence to the Jews, for he would not seem to yield to the scribes and Pharisees. May the Lord fulfill it in all of us as well as in them, for his dear name’s sake! And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them. He does not merely pray, “Sustain thy Son,” but, “Glorify thy Son.” In truth, our Lord’s lowest stoop was his highest glory. Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; They were only a handful of disciples, but you cannot tell what a multitude will believe on Christ through their word. We are reading out of God’s Book, remember. John 14:15-17. John 17:21. Their zeal for mere rites consumed the substantial matters of religion; therefore Christ would not give place to them. Follow Desiring God on Twitter. John 17:2. This is the description of Christ’s people; does it describe you? Commentary on John 13:1-17 View Bible Text “Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. On the other hand, when we had Puritan teaching, we had also pure and holy living. John 17:3. Biography Family background and childhood His family. If ye love me, keep my commandments. 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Our Divine Lord seems to think nothing about his own sufferings; all his thoughts are occupied with that which concerns his people. The Supremacy of Christ and Joy in a Postmodern World Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not, for I am not yet ascended to my Father—Old familiarities must now give place to new and more awful yet sweeter approaches; but for these the time has not come yet. It is poetic prose—prose with the soul of poetry—prose that, like poetry, packs layers of meaning in a word or phrase. Who are they who have been given to him by his Father? Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am, that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for those lovedst me before the foundation of the world. I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. John 17:4-6. JOHN: PRECEPT UPON PRECEPT Precept Ministries International Inductive Study. Christ did not pray that his disciples should be taken out of the world. John 3 – The New Birth “If we were asked to read to a dying man who did not know the gospel, we should probably select this chapter as the most suitable one for such an occasion; and what is good for dying men is good for us all, for that is what we are; and how soon we may be actually at the gates of death, none of us can tell.” (Spurgeon) A. Nicodemus and the new birth. The following MP3s are some of the finest preaching you will find on John chapter 17, the High Priestly Prayer. This is a wonderful expression, where will you find anything like it! How dare you call yourselves by that name if you have no mission to anybody? John 17:4. I pray far them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. Jesus says here, “I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.” Sin is the real evil of the world; the danger of our being entangled in worldly customs, or dropping into the evil ways of an ungodly generation. This volume collects his thoughts on 1 John in a commentary format, with illustrations and applications culled from his sermons and writings. Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892) was born in Essex, England. This chapter has about it all the air of truthfulness, it ought to be sufficient to convince any man that Christ was God and man. That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. John 17:18. These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; This is in a very special sense our Lord’s prayer. Christ's prayer for himself. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. Laborious writing and heavy reading. ONE Sabbath day I was staying in an Italian town on the other side of the Alps. 4.8 out of 5 stars 52. Yes we shall always need sanctifying until we reach our heavenly home, where sin cannot enter. Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee. That knowledge has brought to you, nay, it is, in itself, the new life: “This is life eternal,” — not life for a few years but life eternal. This prayer is for you, and for me, as much as for the twelve apostles. John 17:1. only] f6 6s. John 17 He preached in the same church as C. H. Spurgeon over one hundred years earlier. They also enjoy … As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. Glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: Did Jesus look upon his suffering as his glory? For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. All of John's 3,000 sermons, spanning more than four decades of ministry, are available for free on the Grace to You website. Benefit from the incredible wisdom of Charles Spurgeon, passage by passage. “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” It is only the truth of God that can beget holiness; false doctrine is never the medium of sanctification. John’s Gospel was written by the aging Apostle John. Yet most people today have never heard of John Gill. Commentary. John 17:17. Lond., 1653. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. O God, call out many such through our word I pray. And I have declared unto them thy name. “They are of another race: they are swayed by other motives, they have another life; they have another destiny; ‘They are not of the world.’” Is that true of you, dear hearer? We cannot read all this prayer of our Lord tonight; we must now go, in the language of the next chapter, with the Master into the garden of his grief. That they also might be sanctified through the truth. “John Knox, on his death-bed in 1572, asked his wife to read to him John 17, ‘where’, he said, ‘I cast my first anchor.’” (Bruce) A. Jesus prays concerning Himself. Commentaries for John Chapter 17 Jesus Concludes His Time Alone with His Disciples by Praying to His Father This chapter contains the most extensive and profound prayer … The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. Do we seek to obey it? Glory-Finding in the Gospel of John The War in Our Social Media Feeds (Part 2) May 7, 2020. You never hear from him any boast about being the originator of profound thoughts. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou should keep them from the evil. Scripture: John 17. He was never more resplendent than when he hung upon the cross, that was his true spiritual throne, so he prayed, “Glorify thy Son,” — Enable him to bear the agony, and to pass through it to the glory.” “That thy Son also may glorify thee.” The death of Christ was a great glorifying of God. Jesus regards his work as already done, although he had yet to die, to pay the ransom price for his people, yet by a leap of holy faith he says, “I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.”. 3553 PUBLISHED ON THURSDAY, MARCH 1ST, 1917. In these words we have both the general and the special aspects of redemption. he present volume is the second of a series of works useful to Students and Ministers prepared by Mr. Spurgeon; and published at 2s. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; This is in a very special sense our Lord’s prayer. And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer;” So he began his great intercessory prayer, “Father, the hour is come, —. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible. This exposition consisted of readings from John 17:15-26; And Matthew 26:36-46. I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. Our Lord prayed as a man, and as the Mediator of his people; yet he spoke with majesty and authority, as one with and equal to the Father. For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me. Are you carrying out your mission, O ye people of God? Glorify thy Son that thy Son also may glorify thee: as thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; Christ is the incarnation of God, and the Church should be the incarnation of Christ. Complete Concise Chapter Contents. I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me: and they have kept thy word. Salem Media Group. THE FULNESS AND THE FILLING NO. Scripture: John 17:4, John 17:6, John 17:26. Mark the final perseverance of the saints, how they shall hold on and hold out for ever. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. “And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace” — John 1:16. SERMONS ON THE GOSPEL OF JOHN C. H. Spurgeon. What! The sheep shall be delivered into the hand of the Father in full number, there shall not be one of them missing in that day when they shall pass under the rod of the great Shepherd. Do you know God? John 17:19-20. John 17:1-2. (6-10) His prayer. "THE GOSPEL OF JOHN" The Greatest Prayer Ever Prayed (17:1-26) INTRODUCTION 1. John 17:1. Do you know Jesus Christ? John 17:2represent the glory sought for, as the completion of the Son’s mission and task. There is such a wonderful mixing of the two natures, without any confusion of ideas, so manifestly does he plead as man, and yet so clearly does he also pray as none but the Son of God could pray, that he must be the God-man, the one mediator between God and man. John 17:15. folio, and 1 vol. - Charles Spurgeon 2. MILLINGTON (THOMAS S.) The Testimony of the Heathen to the Truths of Holy Writ. He had been part of Jesus’ inner group of disciples and had spent his late teens following the Lord Jesus Christ. 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