Have you ever felt stuck because your life felt overwhelming or complicated? Interestingly, Jesus stated that his followers would experience difficulties—their lives would not be trouble-free. Yet, he also said that they would live in his peace. So how do these themes go together? How can there be peace in the midst of adversity? Jesus shows us the answer in John 17. He prays that we would live courageously as part of his mission. In this series, we will see what Jesus’ live, love, lead mission looks like, and what it means for us to join in!
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Devotional & Discussion Questions
Live with Jesus
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
In John 17, Jesus prays for:
• Himself (vv. 1-5)
• His disciples (vv. 6-19)
• His church (vv. 20-26)
“After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.” (John 17:1-3)
“I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began. I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word.” (John 17:4-6)
“Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.” (John 17:17)