...about the fact of the resurrection. The historical evidence is overwhelming and easily stands up under the scrutiny of our modern legal standards in any court of law. The only other needed element is intellectual honesty. A rare item in our modern world. For the skeptic, consider it. For the believer, do more than consider it. People's eternal lives are at stake.
There are a number of dynamics of Jesus' prayer to His Father in John 17. We find that He is completely clear on the fact that He existed with the Father before anything in existence was created. By default Jesus is God, as He acknowledges that the Father shared His glory with Jesus, something that the Father shares with no man. Last week Nancy talked about Jesus' request that the Father now glorify Him and what that meant. But the end game of His prayer, and the reason He arrived on this planet, is to save us. He prayed for our salvation and our protection all the way through our individual lives right into His presence. That is the end game, the ultimate end game; life forever and ever with the One Who created us. The extra bonus is the peace that we can have regardless of our circumstances while we're still on our journey home. This week we continue in John 17.
This week was a tough one for picking a “headline”. That’s because there’s quite a bit packed into this short half hour message. I extracted this one right from the middle of Nancy’s message.
Yes, we’re still on the topic of prayer, in fact the Lord’s prayer; not The Lord’s Prayer, but Jesus’ prayer for His disciples, and us, found in John 17. I'm sure you’ll get the connection to the message’s title as you listen along.
This message is about prayer? Yep. The Lord's prayer, the Our Father, depending on your background. We've become so accustomed to it. I think we need to take a second look.
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