Jesus Intercedes for Us

This series of pages was generated from a series of studies on John 17, Jesus high priestly prayer.   Our Wednesday evening intercessors’ group studied this series together from May to September of 2012.  Besides my own study, resources for the series included:

The key resource was Our Lord Prays for His Own by Marcus Rainsford, Kregel Classics, Grand Rapids, Michigan 1985.   This is a rich almost verse by verse classic source with many ideas and devotional sections as well.      Another shorter and more topical resource I discovered was Oh, the Deep Deep Love of Jesus by Michael A. Milton, Wipf and Stock Publishers, Eugene, Oregon 2007.

My method was to hand out the questions and discuss them using the answers I had written up as a resource for guiding the discussion.  At the end, I would hand out the commentary I had written.  Then, afterward at my computer, I would add in exceptional insights from the group members and post the cooperative result online.    While there are eleven studies listed, the lesson on Jesus’ request for our sanctification took two weeks to cover. So there are really twelve weeks of study.

For studies entitled Jesus Prays for Our Unity and Our Future, I did not get the answers written out ahead.  However, I have included the question sheets as resources for anyone who is using the series. I took notes on our discussion and when I finish the articles, I will include them.

John 17 Review and Summary

A study series called Jesus Intercedes for Us for Wednesday evenings on John 17; Study ten – review and summary. 1.    What are the three main parts of Jesus' intercessory prayer?   What is one thing about each section that either surprised you or impressed you and why? The three main parts of Jesus prayer are:...

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Our Future

A study series called Jesus Intercedes for Us for Wednesday evenings on John 17; Study nine on verse 24-26.. 1.    Where does Jesus pray for us to be?   Compare this with John 14:2, 3.     To what place is Jesus referring?     Since he is not there yet, why does he pray saying “where I am? 2.   ...

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Jesus Prays for Our Unity

A study series called Jesus Intercedes for Us for Wednesday evenings on John 17; Study Eight on verse 20-23 Who is Jesus praying for in verse 20?         Observe and diagram the parallel four part structure of Jesus’ repeated request for unity. Jesus’ repeated request for unity Verse 21 Verse 22,23 Comments

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Our Sanctification

A study series called Jesus Intercedes for Us for Wednesday evenings on John 17; Study Seven on verse 13-19 (This lesson took 2 weeks) What can we learn from Jesus use of the term “world” in this prayer and especially in verses 13-19?  In Greek philosophy the Greek word cosmos which is used here in...

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A Key Purpose of Jesus’ Prayer

A study series called Jesus Intercedes for Us for Wednesday evenings on John 17; Study Six on verse 13-15 What is Jesus’ meaning in the statement, “I am coming to you now?”   For many years when I read this verse and the parallel expression in verse 11, I thought only of the way that I...

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The Power of His Name

A study series called Jesus Intercedes for Us for Wednesday evenings on John 17; Study Six on verses 10-19  We observe that Jesus addresses his prayer to the Holy Father for our protection or keeping and he follows that prayer with a request for our sanctification.    Why is Jesus’ prayer for our keeping/protection related to...

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The Flow of Jesus’ Prayer

A study series called Jesus Intercedes for Us for Wednesday evenings on John 17; Study Five on verses 6-12    How can we outline this prayer?   Suggestion 1 Sequential Outline for John 17 Reference Topic Request John 17:1-5 Jesus’ prayer for himself Glorify me John 17:6-19 Jesus’ prayer for his disciples Protect them Sanctify...

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The Disciple’s status

A study series called Jesus Intercedes for Us for Wednesday evenings on John 17; Study Four on verses 6-10   In verses 6-9 what initiatives has Jesus taken toward those given to him by the Father?   How are these initiatives continued toward us today? In verse six, Jesus says that he has revealed the Father to...

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Discovering Jesus’ Work

A study series called Jesus Intercedes for Us for Wednesday evenings on John 17; Study Three on verses 4-8   One way that Jesus had glorified his Father was by completing his assignments.  In verses 6-8, what assignments does Jesus mention?   In verse six, Jesus mentions that he has revealed the Father to those that the...

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The Gift of Eternal Life

A study series called Jesus Intercedes for Us for Wednesday evenings on John 17; Study Two on verses 2,3:   Jesus prayer to be glorified is based upon a grant of authority from God the Father.   Describe this grant authority and what it involves (Daniel 7:14; John 5:26, 27, 36; 6:37, 39; Matt. 28:18). The authority...

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Jesus Prays to be Glorified

Study One on John 17:1 in the series Jesus Intercedes for Us:   May 9, 2012 What is the setting of John 17 in the life of Jesus? This really is like Benedictory prayer in the life of Jesus and his disciples.  It occurs just before they leave the upper room for the Mount of Olives.  ...

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