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The Lord's Prayer

Title: The Lord’s Prayer

TEXT: John 17:13,21


John 17:13—And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.

John 17:21—That they all may be one; 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.

Christ Desires a one-ness or unity for his people as he shares with the Father.

Joh 17:11 ¶ And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.

Joh 17:22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them**; that they may be one**, even as we are one : Joh 17:23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one;…



    v.1 Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:

    v. 4 I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. 5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.

    Joh 17:24 ¶ 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 foundation of the world.

    Meal Time


    Ga 6:10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

    Repair the Breaches (Unforgiveness and Bitterness destroy UNITY)

    Ga 6:1 ¶ Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

    Gain by Trading

    Lu 19:15 And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.


    ONE THE GIVING OF ETERNAL LIFE – Power ability, authority

    v.3 It is Life eternal to know the only true God and Jesus Christ

    Joh 17:18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.

    2Co 6:1—We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.

    Joh 8:12 ¶ Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying**, I am the light of the world**: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

    Mt 5:14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.


    V. 8 For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me;

    Eph 4:3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

    Eph 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

    persuasion, credence; moral conviction, the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself:--assurance, belief, faith

  4. SHARED POSSESSION – WE belong to each other, WE share all in common!

    v.10 And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.

    Joh 17:6 ¶ 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.<--We are Christ’s

  5. Joh 17:2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.

  6. Joh 17:13 And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.

  7. Joh 17:17 ¶ Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. 18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. 19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.

  8. 17:23B and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them**, as thou hast loved me**. … 26 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.


This is not just our ambition to have unity. But this is our Lord’s Prayer!