Life Application Study Bible 3rd Edition NLT - Flipbook - Page 64
Rom 5:1; 8:37
1 Jn 5:4
John 6:37, 39
1 Jn 5:20
John 1:1-2; 17:24
John 13:3; 16:30
1 Jn 5:19
John 10:30; 17:21
J ohn 1 7
dearly because you love me and believe that I came from God.* 28Yes, I came from the
Father into the world, and now I will leave the world and return to the Father.”
29Then his disciples said, “At last you are speaking plainly and not figuratively. 30Now
we understand that you know everything, and there’s no need to question you. From
this we believe that you came from God.”
31 Jesus asked, “Do you finally believe? 32 But the time is coming—indeed it’s here
now—when you will be scattered, each one going his own way, leaving me alone. Yet I
am not alone because the Father is with me. 33I have told you all this so that you may
have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart,
because I have overcome the world.”
Jesus Prays for Himself (219)
After saying all these things, Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour
has come. Glorify your Son so he can give glory back to you. 2For you have given
him authority over everyone. He gives eternal life to each one you have given him. 3And
this is the way to have eternal life—to know you, the only true God, and J esus Christ, the
one you sent to earth. 4I brought glory to you here on earth by completing the work you
gave me to do. 5Now, Father, bring me into the glory we shared before the world began.
Jesus Prays for His Disciples (220)
6“I have revealed you* to the ones you gave me from this world. They were always yours.
You gave them to me, and they have kept your word. 7Now they know that everything
I have is a gift from you, 8for I have passed on to them the message you gave me. They
accepted it and know that I came from you, and they believe you sent me.
9“My prayer is not for the world, but for those you have given me, because they belong
to you. 10All who are mine belong to you, and you have given them to me, so they bring
me glory. 11Now I am departing from the world; they are staying in this world, but I am
coming to you. Holy Father, you have given me your name;* now protect them by the
power of your name so that they will be united just as we are. 12During my time here, I
protected them by the power of the name you gave me.* I guarded them so that not one
was lost, except the one headed for destruction, as the Scriptures foretold.
16:27 Some manuscripts read from the Father.
17:6 Greek have revealed your name; also in 17:26. 17:11 Some
manuscripts read you have given me these [disciples].
17:12 Some manuscripts read I protected those you gave
me, by the power of your name.
16:30 The disciples believed Jesus’ words because they were convinced
17:3 How do we get eternal life? Jesus tells us clearly h
that he knew everything. But their belief was only a first step toward the
great faith they would receive when the Holy Spirit came to live in them.
16:31-33 As Christians, we should expect continuing tension with an
unbelieving world that is out of sync with Jesus’ values and often bitterly hostile to him, his Good News, and his people. Some will face only
astonishment or ridicule for what they believe. Others will face imprisonment and even martyrdom. But whatever we face, we can depend upon
our relationship with Jesus to produce peace and comfort because we
are in sync with him.
16:32 The disciples scattered after Jesus was arrested (see Mark 14:50).
Jesus accepted their statement of faith even though he knew their weakness. He knew they would have to grow into people whose words and lives
matched even to the point of death. He takes us through the same process.
How well are you living out what you say you believe about Jesus?
16:33 Jesus summed up all he had told them this night, tying together
themes from 14:27-29; 16:1-4; and 16:9-11. With these words he told his
disciples to take courage. Despite the inevitable struggles they would face,
they would not be alone. Jesus does not abandon us to our struggles
either. If we remember that the ultimate victory has already been won, we
can claim the peace of Christ in the most troublesome times.
17:1-26 This entire chapter is Jesus’ prayer. From it, we learn that the
world is a tremendous battleground where the forces under Satan’s
power and those under God’s authority are at war. Satan and his forces
are motivated by bitter hatred for Jesus Christ and his forces. Jesus
prayed for his disciples, including those of us who follow him today.
He prayed that God would keep his chosen believers safe from Satan’s
power, setting them apart and making them pure and holy, uniting
them through his truth.
ing God the Father himself through his Son, Jesus Christ. Eternal life
requires entering into a personal relationship with God through Jesus
Christ. When we admit our sin and turn away from it, Jesus’ love lives
in us by the Holy Spirit.
17:5 Before Jesus came to earth, he was one with God. At this point,
when his mission on earth was almost finished, Jesus was asking his
Father to restore him to his original place of honor and authority. Jesus’
resurrection and a scension—and Stephen’s dying exclamation (Acts
7:56)—attest that Jesus did return to his exalted position at the right
hand of God.
17:10 What did Jesus mean when he said “they bring me glory”? We
glorify God when we reveal his presence and character in the way we live.
The lives of Jesus’ disciples reveal his character and show the world that
he is present in them. In what ways does your life reveal Jesus’ character
17:11 Jesus was asking that the disciples be united in harmony and
love as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are u nited—in the strongest of all
unions (see the notes on 17:21-23). We achieve this harmony not through
structures or organizations alone but through the work of God in and
between us, unifying us and drawing our own wills into sync with his
own (17:3). It is important to remember, however, that though our unity
is essential, we must never abandon or compromise truth simply to be
unified. As we all grow closer to God together, we should find that our
perspectives on the truth do the same.
17:12 Judas was “the one headed for destruction,” who was lost because
he betrayed Jesus and never sought forgiveness (see Psalm 41:9).