5/24/15 – Understanding & Embracing the Mission of Jesus

Understanding & Embracing the Mission of Jesus

John Stange

John 17:20-26

I. Belief is a blessing (v. 20)

Ephesians 1:17-18 – that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,

II. Our unity points people to Jesus (v. 21-23)

James 4:1-3 – What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.

III. We will see Christ’s glory (v. 24)

John 14:3 – And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.

IV. The love of God is within us (v. 25-26)