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The December 2020 issue of Tabletalk will feature an expositional study of the High Priestly Prayer of Jesus. The Bible reveals Jesus as our Prophet, Priest, and King, with His atoning death being an integral part of His work as our High Priest. The New Testament also reveals that our Lord’s intercession in behalf of His people is essential to His high priestly work, and John 17, commonly called the High Priestly Prayer of Jesus, is one place where we see Him interceding for His people. This prayer, one of the longest recorded prayers in the Bible, gives us vital teaching on the person, people, and petitions of Christ. Understanding this prayer is vital for understanding what Jesus has done for us and how we are to live in light of His ministry. This issue of Tabletalk will take readers through this prayer, explaining and applying its central concerns.

Contributors include Andreas J. Köstenberger, Robert J. Cara, Brandon D. Crowe, Robert M. Godfrey, Mark G. Johnston, Ken Jones, Tim Keesee, David Strain, Matthew A. Dudreck, Quentin B. Falkena, and Nathan White.