• Making Known the Father’s Name

    John 17:25–26

    In his commentary John, Dr. R.C. Sproul gives us a practical benefit of knowing and experiencing the love of God: “The knowledge of His everlasting love for us gives us the strength we need to fulfill the mission that ...Read More

  • Christ’s Desire for Us

    John 17:24

    We must beware of an inappropriately man-centered theology that says God does what He does merely for our sake. And yet, we must also beware of a theology that misconstrues God-centeredness to mean that we are of low importance to ...Read More

  • Loved by the Father in the Son

    John 17:22–23

    We are loved by the Father just as He has loved the Son. True, we are not God’s children by nature but by adoption. But that adoption does not mean that He loves us any less than He loves Christ. ...Read More

  • Jesus Prays for Our Unity

    John 17:20–21

    The unity for which Jesus prays in today’s passage is not an organizational or bureaucratic unity. Instead, Jesus is praying for unity in truth, love, and mission, just as He and His Father are united in truth, love, and mission. ...Read More

  • God’s Means of Sanctification

    John 17:17–19

    John Calvin comments that “the truth, by which God sanctifies his sons, is not to be found any where else than in the word.” We cannot be sanctified apart from the Word of God, and so we must strive to ...Read More

  • The Love You Had at First

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  • Staying in the World

    John 17:14–16

    John Calvin writes that Christ “promises to his disciples the grace of the Father; not to relieve them from all anxiety and toil, but to furnish them with invincible strength against their enemies, and not to suffer them to be ...Read More

  • The Efficacious Prayers of Christ

    John 17:10–13

    Dr. R.C. Sproul writes in his commentary John that “we rest on confidence in the efficacy of the prayers of Jesus, not our own consistency as Christians.” If we had to trust in ourselves for our perseverance, we would ...Read More

  • The Focused Prayers of Christ

    John 17:9

    Right now, if you are a believer, Jesus is praying for you. Few truths could be more encouraging. After all, Jesus prays only perfect prayers. He knows exactly what we need and what to ask the Father to give us ...Read More

  • What the Disciples Knew

    John 17:7–8

    We can be saved without fully understanding all that Jesus has accomplished for us. However, our assurance of salvation will be stronger and we will be more thankful to God the more we know about who Christ is and what ...Read More

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