Monthly Archives: December 2014

A Sending God

So I’m on to the last section in Jesus’ great prayer in John 17 (vs. 20-26).  I love this part of his prayer because in it he prays for those who will believe in me through their word.   I don’t … Continue reading

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Two Things

““I have manifested your name to the people whom you gave me out of the world. Yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word.” (John 17:6, ESV) In the beginning of Jesus’ high … Continue reading

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The Good Shepherd Keeps and God the Father Keeps

“Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. (John 17.11) “While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me. … Continue reading

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Consecrate—Sanctify—Set Apart—Made Holy: So Many Choices

“And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth.” (John 17:19 ESV) This is another verse in the section in which Jesus prays for his disciples, that is a bit mystifying.  The words “consecrate” … Continue reading

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“My Joy Fulfilled in Themselves”?!?

“But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves.” (John 17:13 ESV) Whatever does Jesus means when he speaks the words in John 17.13?  What … Continue reading

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