While this text was not the base for the sermon this morning, this is the passage from the service that really stood out to me. I thought I would share here, that you may also be encouraged.
Scripture quotes taken from John 17:9-13, 20-21
- We are treasured!
“I am praying for them.”
- We bring glory to Jesus.
“All mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine, and I am glorified in them.”
- We are witnesses of Jesus in the world while He is in heaven.
“And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to You.”
- We are kept in the faithfulness of Jesus and the Father.
“Holy Father, keep them in Your name, which You have given Me, that they may be one, even as We are one. While I was with them, I kept them in Your name, which You have given Me.”
- We are protected.
“I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost.”
- We are to be unified. Our unity gives testimony of God’s grace to a lost world.
“I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word, that they may all be one, just as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that You have sent Me.”
- We are glorified by Jesus for unity with other believers.
“The glory that You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one.”
I hope this brings you encouragement this week. We are treasured, kept, protected, and glorified by Jesus, that we may give testimony to His grace to a lost world through unity with other believers.