John 17: Your Word is Truth

1. For I have given to them the words which You have given Me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came forth from You; and they have believed that You sent Me.

John 17:1-5

1.1.1. Jesus Prays for His Disciples

1 Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You,

as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him.

And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.

I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do.

And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.

  1. When Jesus prayed, where did He look? v 1 "Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven"
  2. What did He say to the Father? v 1 "Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You"
  3. What authority had the Father given Him? v 2 " as You have given Him authority over all flesh"
  4. Who did Jesus give eternal life to? v 2 "that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him"
  5. What did Jesus say that eternal life is? v 3 " that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent"
  6. Where had Jesus glorified the Father? v 4 "I have glorified You on the earth"
  7. What had He finished? v 4 "I have finished the work which You have given Me to do"
  8. What glory did Jesus have with the Father before the world was? v 5 "glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was"

John 17:6-8}

1.1.2. Jesus Prays for His Disciples

6 “I have manifested Your name to the men whom You have given Me out of the world. They were Yours, You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word.

Now they have known that all things which You have given Me are from You.

For I have given to them the words which You have given Me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came forth from You; and they have believed that You sent Me.

  1. What had Jesus manifested, to the men whom the Father, had given Him? v 6 "I have manifested Your name to the men whom You have given Me out of the world"
  2. Whose word, had they kept? v 6 "and they have kept Your word"
  3. What had Jesus, given to His disciples? v 8 "For I have given to them the words which You have given Me"
  4. What did they do, with those words? v 8 "And they have received them"
  5. What did they know, about where Jesus had come from? v 8 " and have known surely that I came forth from You; and they have believed that You sent Me"

John 17:9-12}

1.1.3. Scripture fulfilled

9 “I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours.

10 And all Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine, and I am glorified in them.

11 Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are.

12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept; and none of them is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.

  1. Who did Jesus pray for? v 9 "I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours"
  2. Who do they belong to? v 10 " And all Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine"
  3. In whom was Jesus glorified? v10 "and I am glorified in them"
  4. Why would Jesus no longer be in the world? v 11 "Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You"
  5. Who would keep them? v 11 "Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me"
  6. What would they become? v 11 " that they may be one as We are"
  7. How had Jesus kept them? v 12 "While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept"
  8. Who was the only one lost? v 12 "and none of them is lost except the son of perdition"
  9. Why was the son of perdition lost? v 12 "that the Scripture might be fulfilled"

John 17:13-19}

1.1.4. Your word is truth

13 But now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves.

14 I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.

15 I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.

16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.

17 Sanctify them by Your Truth. Your Word is Truth.

18 As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.

19 And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the Truth.

  1. Why did Jesus speak these things? v 13 "and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves"
  2. What had Jesus given them? v 14 " have given them Your word"
  3. Why did the world hate them? v 14 "and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world"
  4. What did Jesus not pray? v 15 " I do not pray that You should take them out of the world"
  5. What did Jesus pray? v 15 "but that You should keep them from the evil one"
  6. How would they be sanctified? v 17 "Sanctify them by Your Truth"
  7. What is Truth? v 17 "Your Word is Truth"
  8. As the Father sent Jesus, what had Jesus done? v 18 " As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world"
  9. Why did Jesus sanctify Himself? v 19 "And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the Truth"

John 17:20-23

1.1.5. Believe in Me through their word

20 “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word;

21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.

22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one:

23 I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.

  1. Who else did Jesus pray for? v 20 "I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word"
  2. How does Jesus want us to be? v 21 " that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us"
  3. How would this affect the world? v 21 "that the world may believe that You sent Me"
  4. What had Jesus given to them? v 22 " And the glory which You gave Me I have given them"
  5. Why did Jesus do this? v 22-23 "that they may be one just as We are one,  I in them, and You in Me"
  6. When we are one in Christ, what does the world know? v 23 "and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me"
John 17:24-26}

1.1.6. Before the foundation of the world

24 “Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.

25 O righteous Father The world has not known You, but I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me.

26 And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.”

 
  1. What did Jesus desire? v 24 "Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am"
  2. What would they see? v 24 "that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world"