The Disciples in the World

John 17:13-21 The Disciples in the World

 

Key Words

You                   seven times

Your                 two times

Father              one time

World                nine times

Them                six times

They                 six times

Their                 two times

Themselves      two times

 

From Greek to English Translation

Sanctify: To make holy. Purify. Consecrate.

Word: Something said (includes the thought). By implication, it is a topic (subject of disclosure).

Believe: To have faith. To commit (to trust). Put in trust with.

 

Note: The version used in this lesson and subsequent lessons is the NASB.

 

Narrative

Summary

In this portion of scripture, Jesus speaks of two groups: 1) the world; 2) the believers. Jesus is talking to the Father concerning the fact that He is about to leave His disciples. He is focused on the fact that He wants them to have an intimate relationship with Him and the Father. He wants them to experience unity among themselves.

Scriptural Analysis

The world hates them because they are not of the world, They hated Jesus. In Luke 6:22, Jesus tells His followers that they are blessed when the world hates them. The reason for their hatred toward them is that they have chosen to follow Jesus. Because of this, the world has excluded them. (Holman Christian Standard Bible) They will also insult and slander their name calling them as evil. In John 16:2, which says people will think they are doing the kingdom’s work when they arrest them. Note 1 Peter 4:14, which says that if a believer is ridiculed for Jesus’ name, the individual is blessed. For the spirit of glory and of God rests upon them. (Holman Christian Standard Bible)

Jesus does not want the Father to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one. 2 Thessalonians 3:3. God the Father sent Jesus into the world. Likewise, Jesus is sending His followers out into the world as well.

Jesus continues His prayer to the Father by stating that He desires that they be one as He and the Father are one. He wants them to be unified in faith and belief.

Notice the word “now,” which means that Jesus is changing the subject. Jesus is changing the subject in His conversation with the Father. He is speaking these things into the world. He wants their joy to be full or complete. This is the kind of joy that every believer receives. He speaks to the world because His believers are a part of the world. Jesus states that He has spoken the words that the Father has given Him.

 

The world hates them because they are not of the world, They hated Jesus. In Luke 6:22, Jesus tells His followers that they are blessed when the world hates them. The reason for their hatred toward them is that they have chosen to follow Jesus. Because of this, the world has excluded them. (Holman Christian Standard Bible) They will also insult and slander their name calling them as evil. In John 16:2, which says people will think they are doing the kingdom’s work when they arrest them. Note 1 Peter 4:14, which says that if a believer is ridiculed for Jesus’ name, the individual is blessed. For the spirit of glory and of God rests upon them. (Holman Christian Standard Bible)

 

Jesus does not want the Father to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one. 2 Thessalonians 3:3. God the Father sent Jesus into the world to teach the gospel truth. Likewise, Jesus is sending His followers out into the world as well.

 

Jesus continues His prayer to the Father by stating that He desires that they be one as He and the Father are one. He wants them to be unified in faith and belief.

 

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