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June 24, 2020 12:00 am
“Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word” (John 17:20).
In visual sure. Bradley Junior welcoming you to another broadcast of the Baptist Bible. Our want to thank those of you that have written to us recently, particularly those who have added something to their donation saying we know that this is a time of challenge that their people are out of work and cannot contribute so I want to do a little extra next really a tremendous help if you can help us in that regard. At present, will be very thankful for our grass is the Baptist Bible Auerbach 17/37, Cincinnati, OH 45217. Today we return to our series from the Gospel of John will look at John 17 verses 19 through 23 of prayer for all believers within for several weeks in this 17th chapter, the Gospel of John which tells us so much about the relationship of Jesus Christ with his father and as we see today he is praying for all believers. What a comfort to know that Jesus Christ our intercessor prays for us.
First, the promise for believers and then the prayer for believers. Third, the community of believers in the fourth thing the love for believers situation the rather dark scene. Judas would betray Jesus. Peter would deny the others would move often the distance, fearful of what might follow him. When Jesus would shortly be arrested.
The prospect of this work continuing looks very medium is only a few followers at this time the expected that these disciples who obviously are weak and struggling to carry on this work.
But Jesus asked not only pray for these you are with me at the moment I'm also praying for those which I believe on me through their word Jesus and indicates the work is not Canadian dark is the scene may be there going to be. Others will believe there going to believe through the word that these will pass, so Jesus prayer guarantees success any prayers back in the presence of these disciples to give them encouragement back in the 13th verse it says now, I did the and these things I speak in the world that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. I'm speaking the same time speaking to my father but I'm speaking here in the world and I'm speaking them. Some of the Cyprus can get their joy might be full.
So in spite of all of the immediate circumstances which caused them to have distress speaking some words that ultimately will give them encourage and give them joy. There were those that heard the word directly from the apostles because although Peter said at one point I go fishing give it all up. No need to continue any labor, loss, the Lord, restoring and stealing one preach with power of the day of Pentecost.
And so, from the lips of Peter himself a multitude heard the word Peter quoted from the Old Testament prophets, and made the application to his audience and ask chapter 2 of the 14th verse, but Peter, standing with the 11 with his voice and send them the men of Judea and all needed to Jerusalem and be this known unto you, and my words for the transformation he trembled in the presence of a little later earlier and denied that even Jesus and now he stands with great boldness to declare the gospel message.
In verse 33.
He says therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received the father the promise of the Holy Ghost PF shed forth this, which you now see and for David is not ascended into the heavens, but he saith himself, the Lord said under my lordship found my right hand until I make pie. Put these pretty victoriously in spite of the fact Jesus was crucified in spite of the fact he died.
He was raised from the dead. Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God hath made this same Jesus, whom you crucified Lord Christ with the result.
Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart and said to Peter, the rest of the apostles made a quick chat. We envision a three day repent and receive the gospel and were baptized. What a glorious debate yes Jesus prayed and prayed for those that would hear the word will be delivered by his servants. Chapter 4 of the book of acts reading, beginning with verse page Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, send them the rulers of the people and elders of Israel.
If we this day be examined with the good deed done the land by what means he is made whole. Nolan law that all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ, of whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole holy balls anointed with the spirit of God speaking in. This is the stone which was set at naught of you builders, which is become the head, that the caller neither is there salvation in any other, for there is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be.
There was no compromise in the preaching of the apostles. No way to get a sense of some of the recent thinking of those who would suggest that the law is a person believe he's in some kind of a god is sincere, but surely they will ultimately arrive in heaven. Peter says there is no other name given under whereby we must be saved in the 16th chapter, the book of acts we find the apostle Paul preaching and we see how God was at work in this case in the life of Lydia, ask chapter 16 and the 13th verse and on the Sabbath. We went out of the city by Riverside where prayer was want to be made, and we sat down and speak to the women which resulted in fitter and a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple from the city side tire which worship God heard the Lord opened and she attended of the things which were spoken of Paul and of course that something that is absolutely essential if anybody is going to receive the message. Rejoice in the gospel see the truth of the Lord must open their heart and that is his work, the power of his fullness. The draw and called man who would never come of their own will and accord now we see the many heard the word leisurely days directly from the apostles and from those who had been with Jesus during his earthly ministry.
But since that time multitude from around the world have heard the word as it is been preached by others in the book of acts chapter 1 verse eight he says you shall be witnesses on the main. This was the purpose of the Lord in using his people and still use them, but you shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you, and you shall be witnesses on the me both in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and on to the uttermost part of her day gospellers circulated throughout the earth. Places that are difficult to reach places that require great sacrifice on those who go there to carry the message, but the gospel is being proclaimed, and God is using. Paul told Timothy to commit the things that I have committed to you on the other man who shall be able also to proclaim the message been handed down to not be dependent upon somebody begin to verbally convey it-be sure that they were remembering it exactly because the same apostles were inspired to the Holy Spirit to write the Bible the New Testament and so now the word is heard as the Scriptures are proclaimed. You are hearing it today.
So Jesus as neither pray I for these alone, but for them. Quick shall believe on me through their word. Secondly, we see the prayer for believers set on the plans of the world (for those without has given me this entire chapter.
This complete prayer brings to us important lessons that Jesus Christ is our great hyperlinks. He's the one that cleans our case and it receives forests connecting the contrast of the priest of the Old Testament, which was temporary. The book of Hebrews chapter 7 reference to this verse. 1740 testify about art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek priest forever something significantly different than the Levites who occupied that place just for a limited amount of time 23rd verse and truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death, so priest might have done a noble job but he didn't continue with that office. On and on because he ultimately died this man because he continue with our path and unchangeable priesthood and vivid contrast Jesus Christ who continues forever as a priesthood goes on and on without being wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come to God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for us is good news to give everyone of us conflicted that to know that he lives to make intercession for us. It's going on now that he cleans our games. He prays for us. In fact Jesus was praying for you long before you were born because he was praying at this time. For those who would ultimately believe the word and if you're a believer or for you. Back then, and he intercedes for you today for such an high priest became us to his holy apartments on the file separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens deed is not daily, as those high priest offered up sacrifices, first for his own sins and then for the people for this.
He didn't lunch when he offered up himself priest in the Old Testament never really finished the work. After one sacrifice was made in the sacrifice had to be made even on the great day of atonement came around. There was no place in the tabernacle, and later in the temple for the priest to sit down because he had to be busy with work, always to be done, but when Jesus Christ offered himself without spot to God, on the right hand of the Majesty on high where ever lives to make intercession for the reason is what the work was finished blood sacrifices never actually put away sin that pointed to the fact that the Lamb of God would come by his own sacrifice would put sin away from use. The high priest before you go to an earthly priest and asked for help and assistance to gain access to God.
There is no other way. Only one mediator between God and man, Jesus Christ our great high priest, and he identifies those for whom he prays as being believers. Somebody made a comment recently that some of it seems that erratic preachers of awful lot recently about believing I said, I concede that I do because I'm preaching verse by verse to the gospel of John, how could you possibly preach from the Gospel of John and not thought about believing it is seen that is continually emphasized in John chapter 1, the 12th verse, but as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name takes someone drawing the wrong conclusion of the side of that man can generate this faith on his own. The next verses which were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flashing of the will of man, but of God. So there must be that work with in work of the Holy Spirit to quicken and make alive in the third chapter the gospel of John, Jesus is talking to Nicodemus and he says the 15th verse, that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. In verse 30 6P the believers on the son hath everlasting life, and he the believe is not the son shall not see life, with the wrath of God abides a phone now understand that there are places of the Bible that the language is a little vague and challenging to get at the mean. But that verse is not difficult understand very specific.
One of the leaves on the son hath everlasting life, and the one who does not abides under the wrath of God. John chapter 6 verse 40 and this is the will of him that sent me. Everyone would see the sun and believe us on him may have everlasting life, and I will raise him up at the last day.
Verse 47 verily, verily I say unto you, he that believes on me hath everlasting life is the words of Jesus about people say we are like I just I like what Jesus taught me something from the red X where this is coming from piece of the words of Jesus. All Scripture is given the maturation of God. But if you want to attack some special significance to what he said is a part of the rest of this what Jesus say so.
This prayer is on the half of those who believe that the 13th chapter of the book of acts reading of the 38th verse. No do you therefore manage rather that through this man is preached to you, the forgiveness of sin and of course referring to Jesus Christ through Jesus Christ is preached to you, the forgiveness of sin and by him all that believe are justified from all things in which you could not be justified by the law. So whether it's the word Jesus as we Rachel frequently throughout the gospel of John for the work being preached by the apostle who was under the direction and leadership of the Holy Spirit being inspired by him when he wrote the greater portion of the New Testament. The message is still the same. Those who believe only have everlasting life. Notice also that he said they believe on me Mystical Faith of Our People Are Given an Individual May Have Faith and Not Know It. Individual May Have Faith but Has Come to Realize How the Directed Jesus Didn't Say That This Is Some Mystical Saying That Person Really Cannot Identify.
I Have Faith Ago, I Had to Have Faith Ago, in Whom I Believe Know Is That These Believe on Me, Not Belief on.
I Believe in Some Human System of Works, Not Belief in the Church Is Old Membership in a Church Is Going to Carry Somebody to Heaven That They Believe on Me Always Strange to Me to See How Hard Some People Will Work at Trying to Make out a Case for the Unbeliever, As Though Believing Is Not All That Significant.
And It's a Theme That Permeates New Testament Believing on Lisa's Jesus, Believing on Jesus As the Savior of Sinners Have 1/3 Thing We See Is the Unity of Believers That They Might Be on Prayer Did Not Mean That There Was Going to Be Organizational or Denominational Community Gifts Always Have To Say That His Prayer Was Answered with Confident That Any Prayer That Jesus Prayed Was in Harmony with the Will of the Father and That Any Prayer That He Prayed Would Be Answered but This This Prayer Is Sometimes Been Used by Those Who Want to Advance the Idea That There Is a Need for Some Ecumenical Movement That Would Bring Us All Together and That We Can Compromise Some Points for the Sake of Unity. This Text Does Not Give Any Foundation for the Medical Arguments Is No Place That We Are Told in Scripture That We Are to Compromise Truths for Sacred Principles Just to Bring People Together. DA Carson Writes This Is Is This Unity Is Not Achieved by Hunting Enthusiastically for the Lowest Common Denominator, but by Common Adherence to the Apostolic Gospel by Love That Is Joyfully Self-Sacrificing about One Dominant Commitment to the Shared Goals of the Mission with Which Jesus Followers Have Been Charged."
Doesn't Mean That an Order Than for Us to Be Worn in Order for Us to Have Unity among Christians That We Seek the Lowest Common the Dollars That We Forget about Principles That Are Vital. There Are Those Today Who Say They Believe in Jesus and That They Are Christian, but When You Ask Some Specific Questions That Eventually. But Jesus Was Not God's Good Man.
He Was a Great Teacher but He Wasn't God.
Those Who Hold Such a View Are Not Christian the Christian Faith Believes That God Is the Sovereign Ruler of Heaven and Earth, God the Father Gave His Son Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ Was a God Man, Born of the Virgin Came Here to Do the Important Work That Was Given to the Father Went to the Cross-Link That Is like Paying the Price. Secured Those for Those That Were Given to Give Came Forth of the Great Victorious and That There Is No Salvation Saved through Cultivating Jesus, for He Shall Save His People from Their Sin, nor the Savior No Other Way You Could Possibly Have Unity with Somebody Who Denies the Deity of Christ Denies That He Is the Safe. So What Unity Were Talking about a Spiritual Unity of the Book of Ephesians Chapter 2 Reading, Beginning with the 13th Verse, but Now in Christ Jesus Ye Who Sometimes Were Far off Are Made by the Blood of Christ, for He Is Our Peace, Who Has Made Both One and Has Broken down the Middle Wall of Partition between Us. Having Abolished in His Flesh the Enmity Even the Law of Commandments Contained in Ordinances for the Man Himself of Twain One New Man, so Making Peace Is What Exact Where There Is Unity Where God's Children. Or Maybe One There Was Great Animosity between the Jews and the Gentile Jews Looked down on the Gentiles. Consider Them to Be Dolls, but Here Paul Is Telling Us That by the Death of Jesus Christ Because of the Shedding of His Blood.
He Has Made Peace and Broken down the Middle Wall of Partition That Separated Us. So Now to You As a Believer in Jesus Christ Is As Much Your Brother in the Lord and Magenta No Matter What the Person's Background, Nationality of the Color of Their Skin Issue Is As a Person Having Experience of Grace. Jesus Christ Taken up His Abode in Their Heart. If so, They Are Brother and Sister in Christ Chapter 4 of the Book of Ephesians Reading of the Third Verse Endeavoring to Keep the Unity of the Spirit in the Bond of Peace. This Unity As the Result of the Work of the Holy Spirit That We Are Endeavoring to Keep That Unity Able to Do It Best to Do It by the Holy Spirit.
There Is One Body and One Spirit, Even If You Are Called in One Hope of Your Calling, One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism, One God and Father of All Who Is above All and through All and in You All Every Child of Grace Believer in Jesus Christ As the Holy Spirit Abiding.
They Are New Creatures in Christ Jesus May Have Been Born Again. They Are Part of the Family of God, That You Can Have Something to Say about Those Who Are to Be Admitted to Church Membership, but You Know You Don't Have Anything to Say about Those Who Are Admitted to the Family of God. Lord Is Moving by His Grace to Call Me into Himself Falling Wound Centers Being Saved and Being Adopted into His Family and You Have To Say. So by the Company. One Thing about It.
When God Brings Many of His Family Life Grace. You Have No Right to Maintain Any Kind of Prejudice against You Have a Unity with Them Because You Have the Same Father, You Have the Same Savior Jesus Christ. You Have the Same Nature.
Those Are Born-Again Creatures in Christ Jesus You Have the Same Interest the Same Desire the Same Holy Spirit Continues in Them. Today We Brought to the First Part of the Message Entitled a Prayer for All Believers. This Is from Our Series on the Gospel of John. If You're Interested in Receiving This Message or to Get Information about the Entire Series Series Comes in Albums of 10 Messages Each Test Request That Information to Writers at the Baptist Bible. Our Box 17/37, Cincinnati, OH 45217 Now to Agree to the Same Time Tomorrow. This Is Sarah Bradley Junior Bidding Goodbye and May God Bless You and Pay the and in a in All