Her nephew was the last to leave Hong Kong and lived us two years in the 1990s when he went over for college. John 17 THE CHURCH’S ONE FOUNDATION (JOHN 17:1-26) My wife Doris had three sisters and a brother and all their kids are overseas now. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end” (John 13:1). Scripture: John 17. Benefit from the incredible wisdom of Charles Spurgeon, passage by passage. Already He had been endowed with ‘authority over all flesh,’ for the purpose of bestowing eternal life; and that eternal life stands in the knowledge of God, which is the same as the knowledge of Christ. John 17:3. “They are not of the world: “they are not worldly, they are other-worldly; their thoughts and hearts are set upon the world to come”. 3:17. I would encourage you to prayerfully spend some time in this chapter yourself and also listen to these edifying expositions for additional godly counsel and input. That they also might be sanctified through the truth. John 17:15. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible. After preaching his first sermon at the age of 16, he became pastor of the church in Waterbeach at the age of 17. And when Christians, being one in Christ, and one in the truth, shall become more manifestly one in heart, and life, and faith, what glad days we may hope to see! Then, you have eternal life; for “this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.”. Charles Mark the final perseverance of the saints, how they shall hold on and hold out for ever. It was known and foretold that Judas would be lost; therefore, the Saviour, the great Keeper of the sheep, is not to be held responsible for the loss of “the son of perdition”, who was never committed to his charge. only] f6 6s. 4to. “And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace” — John 1:16. The purpose of the shower is to water one particular field; but the rain falls everywhere, so plenteous is the bounty of God. Lond., 1653. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. John 17:18-19. Commentary on John 13:1-17 View Bible Text “Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. REV. This is a wonderful expression, where will you find anything like it! Follow Desiring God on Facebook. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. Do we make it the guide of our whole life? Every day we need the sanctifying influence of the Holy Spirit to lead us unto holiness. John and his wife, Patricia, live in Southern California and have four married children: Matt, Marcy, Mark, and Melinda. John 17:18. This exposition consisted of readings from John 17:1-12; John 18:1-14. This is the token of God’s chosen people. Scripture: John 17:4, John 17:6, John 17:26. John 17:24-26. And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. John 17 He preached in the same church as C. H. Spurgeon over one hundred years earlier. “They have not been all they might have been, nor all they ought to have been, but, O my Father, they have kept thy word!” I trust that we may be found faithful to the truth that the Holy Spirit has taught us, and obedient to its precepts, that our Lord may be able to say to his Father concerning us also, “They have kept thy word.”. You never hear from him any boast about being the originator of profound thoughts. Christ has received power over all flesh, but with this peculiar design, that he should give eternal life to as many as his Father has given him. For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me. Lesson 1 of each part can be downloaded below as Pdf. John 17:1. Carson Sep 30, 2006 18 Shares Conference Message. Glory-Finding in the Gospel of John The War in Our Social Media Feeds (Part 2) May 7, 2020. D.A. - Charles Spurgeon 2. C. H. Spurgeon at the Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens "Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundations of the world. Their zeal for mere rites consumed the substantial matters of religion; therefore Christ would not give place to them. Father. John 17:9-10. There is such a wonderful mixing of the two natures, without any confusion of ideas, so manifestly does he plead as man, and yet so clearly does he also pray as none but the Son of God could pray, that he must be the God-man, the one mediator between God and man. “John Knox, on his death-bed in 1572, asked his wife to read to him John 17, ‘where’, he said, ‘I cast my first anchor.’” (Bruce) A. Jesus prays concerning Himself. 3553 PUBLISHED ON THURSDAY, MARCH 1ST, 1917. John 17:19. Christ does pray that we may be kept from the evil that is in the world; and we also may and must pray that the Lord will keep us from the evil by which we are surrounded, and especially from the evil one who seeks our destruction. I wonder whether there are any of them here tonight. We see his love and his justice rendered more glorious in the death of Christ than they would have been by any other method. And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. This is Christ’s prayer for all those who shall believe on him, that they may be converted, and brought into the one Church together with those who are already there:” that they all may be one.”. Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892) was born in Essex, England. Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary 17. This is unfortunate, since his works contain priceless gems of information that are found nowhere except in the ancient writings of the Jews. John 3:16-17. David Mathis May 6, 2020 2.5K Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God Desiring God. You can tell which are false doctrines, and which are the true, by our Lord’s own test: “By their fruits ye shall know them.” The same men who reject the old-fashioned doctrines also rebel against the old-fashioned style of living; loose living generally goes with loose doctrine. What a word that is from the lips of Jesus, “Father”! John 17:19. Our Divine Lord seems to think nothing about his own sufferings; all his thoughts are occupied with that which concerns his people. SermonAudio.com - John 17 Sermons. John 17:1. Are you carrying out your mission, O ye people of God? As there is a transport of joy in heaven in the conversion of sinners, so there is a remaining joy in the perseverance of saints. The following MP3s are some of the finest preaching you will find on John chapter 17, the High Priestly Prayer. And that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. Christ's prayer for himself. What a word that is from the lips of Jesus, “Father”! O God, call out many such through our word I pray. Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; They were only a handful of disciples, but you cannot tell what a multitude will believe on Christ through their word. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they way be one, as we are. Jesus says here, “I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.” Sin is the real evil of the world; the danger of our being entangled in worldly customs, or dropping into the evil ways of an ungodly generation. You will find it in the Gospel according to Matthew, chapter twenty-six. D. A. Carson, Pillar New Testament Commentary (PNTC), Eerdmans, 1991, 715 pp. This is the original Missionary Society, and the model for all others; Christ sent, missioned, of the Father, and every saint missioned of Christ. All who come to him by faith, even as he said, “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me.” To all of these Jesus gives eternal life. Is not this a wonderful prayer? If you ever do pray such a prayer, utter it very softly, for the Master does not authorize it, and that is a matter that must be left to the Lord of life and death. 4.8 out of 5 stars 52. Presented here is a verse by verse exposition of the New Testament. John 17:7-12. On the other hand, when we had Puritan teaching, we had also pure and holy living. Do they need to be sanctified? John 17:1-2. This prayer is still needed for all Christ’s disciples, “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.”. Follow Desiring God on Twitter. "THE GOSPEL OF JOHN" The Greatest Prayer Ever Prayed (17:1-26) INTRODUCTION 1. John 17:19-20. And I have declared unto them thy name. As thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. The sheep shall be delivered into the hand of the Father in full number, there shall not be one of them missing in that day when they shall pass under the rod of the great Shepherd. Do we seek to obey it? The beloved author has gone to his eternal reward, he is ³the blessed of the Lord Now they have known that all things to whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee. It is very seldom that we ought to present such a petition. He does not merely pray, “Sustain thy Son,” but, “Glorify thy Son.” In truth, our Lord’s lowest stoop was his highest glory. We will read this evening a portion of two prayers offered by our Divine Lord and Master on that night in which he was betrayed. John 17:11-12. This is our Lord’s prayer for his disciples. Complete Concise Chapter Contents. This exposition consisted of readings from John 17:15-26; And Matthew 26:36-46. I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am, that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world. There are times when, in great pain of body, or in deep depression of spirit, the believer, like Elijah under the juniper tree, requests for himself that he may die. That knowledge has brought to you, nay, it is, in itself, the new life: “This is life eternal,” — not life for a few years but life eternal. (For full title and remarks see pages 10 and 11.) I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. In this verse you get the doctrines of general and particular redemption blended. It is indeed marvellous that God should have loved his people even as he loved Christ his Son, yet that is what the Lord Jesus here says: “Thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.”. I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me: and they have kept thy word. John’s Gospel was written by the aging Apostle John. John 17:5. "—John 17:24. Christ would have all his people joined in communion with himself, and with his Father; and when that is the case, then will men know that Christ came into the world for a definite purpose: “that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.”. Now our Lord Jesus prays for those who are to be his people. Scripture: John 17. (1-5) His prayer for his disciples. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. We cannot read all this prayer of our Lord tonight; we must now go, in the language of the next chapter, with the Master into the garden of his grief. Commentary on Matthew: The Gospel of the Kingdom By Charles Haddon Spurgeon With Introductory Note by Mrs. C. H. Spurgeon Introductory Note Few and simple should be the words which introduce this eagerly expected book to the many friends who will welcome it. Biography Family background and childhood His family. John 17:13-17. This is the description of Christ’s people; does it describe you? John 17:1. I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word. And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them. They also enjoy … If you know God, if you know Jesus Christ whom he has sent, you are spiritually quickened. MAYER (JOHN, D.D.) John 17:2represent the glory sought for, as the completion of the Son’s mission and task. O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. 6d. There never was an age in which the doctrines of grace were despised but, sooner or later, licentiousness prevailed. These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; This is in a very special sense our Lord’s prayer. he present volume is the second of a series of works useful to Students and Ministers prepared by Mr. Spurgeon; and published at 2s. Commentary. The first volume is "Lectures to my Students: a Selection from Addresses delivered to the Students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle". I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. [The seventh volume, containing the Catholic Epistles and Revelation, was published in 4to. Are they your friends? For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” It is only the truth of God that can beget holiness; false doctrine is never the medium of sanctification. Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. folio, and 1 vol. Spurgeon’s writings on the Bible fill dozens of volumes; his thoughts on particular passages are scattered across numerous books and sermons. Commentary, John 17:6-19, James Boyce, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2012. David prayeth for grace, Psalms 19:12-14. Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. THE PROLOGUE TO THE GOSPEL OF JOHN The Gospel of John weds theology to poetry. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them: that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and them in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. John 17:6. Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee. Do we hold to it? Laborious writing and heavy reading. Notice what our Saviour asked of his Father for them and for us: —. These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; This is in a very special sense our Lord’s prayer. And when even was now come, his disciples went down unto the sea, and entered into a ship, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. This was the night of his deepest sorrow and his heaviest woe, but he begins his prayer with this tender expression, “Father, the hour is come;” the hour of darkness, the hour of his passion and death, had now arrived. John 6:15-17. Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. It is poetic prose—prose with the soul of poetry—prose that, like poetry, packs layers of meaning in a word or phrase. As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe in me through their word; There is a great company of people who are not at present believers, but who shall yet believe on Christ through the testimony of those who are already believers on him. The object of Christ’s atonement is to purchase eternal life for those who were given to him by his Father; but he has also obtained power over all flesh. All of John's 3,000 sermons, spanning more than four decades of ministry, are available for free on the Grace to You website. John 17:21. This volume collects his thoughts on 1 John in a commentary format, with illustrations and applications culled from his sermons and writings. And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. I pray for them: I pray not for the world but for them which thou hast given me, for they are thine. SERMONS ON THE GOSPEL OF JOHN C. H. Spurgeon. In these words we have both the general and the special aspects of redemption. These words spake Jesus, and, lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; The hour to which he had so long looked forward, the hour which he had anticipated with ardent desire: “The hour is come.” On the very night that Jesus prayed this prayer, Luke’s record tells us, “When the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him. (Read John 9:13-17) Christ not only worked miracles on the sabbath, but in such a manner as would give offence to the Jews, for he would not seem to yield to the scribes and Pharisees. This chapter has about it all the air of truthfulness, it ought to be sufficient to convince any man that Christ was God and man. We are reading out of God’s Book, remember. What! How dare you call yourselves by that name if you have no mission to anybody? Proud member If you are living here for yourself alone, how can you belong to Christ, who never lived a moment for himself, but always lived wholly for others? A very short time after our Divine Lord offered this intercessory supplication, he prayed a very different prayer, in a strangely-altered style. of Biblical Commentary (Bible study) John 1:1-18 EXEGESIS: JOHN 1:1-18. John 17:16. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, “I set myself apart, as one who is consecrated, dedicated, devoted to a grand design.”. Whenever you are doing good, remember not only those who are immediately saved, but the others who will be blessed through them, even as our Saviour said, “Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word.” We who have believed on Jesus, through the word preached or written by the apostles, are also included in this prayer of their Lord and ours. Remember that there was a very short interval between the utterance of the majestic prayer I have been reading, and the presentation of the cries and tears of which we are now to read. Do you know God? His most fruitful years of ministry were at the New Park Street and later the Metropolitan Tabernacle pulpit in London. God’s people belong to him, he gives them to his Son, Christ gives them his word, and they keep it: “They have kept thy word.” Do we keep God’s word? Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. (6-10) His prayer. If anybody, possessing the greatest possible inventive faculty, were asked to produce a prayer which could be fitly prayed by a person who was both God and man, it would be an impossible task. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. And will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them. Jesus had laid aside his glory for our sakes, now he asks that, his work being regarded as done, his glory may be given to him again. Yes we shall always need sanctifying until we reach our heavenly home, where sin cannot enter. And now come I to thee, and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. "In the beginning was Christ did not pray that his disciples should be taken out of the world. Tony Reinke May 7, 2020 842 Shares Conference Message. And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. It is believed that it was written around AD 85. (11-26) Commentary on John 17:1-5 (Read John 17:1-5). John 17:26. In the ninth verse we read, “I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.”. Jesus regards his work as already done, although he had yet to die, to pay the ransom price for his people, yet by a leap of holy faith he says, “I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.”. This prayer is for you, and for me, as much as for the twelve apostles. John 17:4. And for their sakes I sanctify myself. If that had been a proper prayer for us to offer, it would have been authorized by the Master. JOHN: PRECEPT UPON PRECEPT Precept Ministries International Inductive Study. John 17:1. No, he just repeated to his disciples the words he had received from the Father: “I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me.” If Jesus acted thus, how much more must the messengers of God receive the word from the Lord’s mouth, and speak it as they receive it! John 17:4-6. The first is that memorable intercessory prayer of his recorded in the seventeenth chapter of the Gospel according to John. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but … John 17:22-23. "Some brethren pray by the yard; but true prayer is measured by weight, and not by length." By David’s time it seems they served in the musical aspect of the temple worship (2 Chronicles 20:19). John 17:21. Christ always has kept his people, he still keeps his people, and he will keep his people for ever. 4 Their [] line has gone out through all the earth, And their utterances to the end of the world. “They are of another race: they are swayed by other motives, they have another life; they have another destiny; ‘They are not of the world.’” Is that true of you, dear hearer? I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not, for I am not yet ascended to my Father—Old familiarities must now give place to new and more awful yet sweeter approaches; but for these the time has not come yet. I pray far them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. He had been part of Jesus’ inner group of disciples and had spent his late teens following the Lord Jesus Christ. 1. 6 vols. Do you know Jesus Christ? Includes Topical Study on the Feasts (Lessons 2-4) and Topical Study on … May the Lord fulfill it in all of us as well as in them, for his dear name’s sake! And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. Oh, when shall this great prayer be answered? If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 3 – The New Birth “If we were asked to read to a dying man who did not know the gospel, we should probably select this chapter as the most suitable one for such an occasion; and what is good for dying men is good for us all, for that is what we are; and how soon we may be actually at the gates of death, none of us can tell.” (Spurgeon) A. Nicodemus and the new birth. Note, Fruitful and faithful disciples are the joy of the Lord Jesus; he rests in his love to them, Zep. Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am, that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for those lovedst me before the foundation of the world. John 14:15-17. John 17:17. Yet most people today have never heard of John Gill. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou should keep them from the evil. Jesus Prays to Be Glorified - After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: “Father, the hour has come. There were but twelve apostles; yet John beheld a hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel, and after that he beheld a great multitude which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, standing before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and with palms in their hands. Charles Spurgeon used to tell a tale about an old church buried deep in the ground. This is unfortunate, since his works contain priceless gems of information that are found nowhere except in the ancient writings of the Jews. By his death, Christ obtained power over all flesh; his death had some relation to every man, but the special object of it was the salvation of the elect. In this volume we give you Charles H. Spurgeon commentary on the John’s Gospel. They are not of the world, and are kept from the evil in the world; do they need to be sanctified? The Supremacy of Christ and Joy in a Postmodern World He was never more resplendent than when he hung upon the cross, that was his true spiritual throne, so he prayed, “Glorify thy Son,” — Enable him to bear the agony, and to pass through it to the glory.” “That thy Son also may glorify thee.” The death of Christ was a great glorifying of God. John 17:2. Who are they who have been given to him by his Father? While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. Follow Desiring God on Instagram. Salem Media Group. He preached in the same church as C. H. Spurgeon over one hundred years earlier. And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. See how the Lord Jesus himself takes all his teaching from the Father. 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