He lifted up His eyes to Heaven and said. . .

Today in worship we will read John 17.  I am excited and grateful to teach this passage.  I look forward to seeing you there.   How kind Jesus was to pray in front of His disciples!  Apart from the Savior’s openness, we would know almost nothing about the way to speak to the Father with effective power.  How grateful His prayers were!  Even facing the cross, He is filled with a sense of the Father’s generosity to Him.  How courageous His prayers were, how concerned for others! As we come near today and “listen” to Him pray, I hope His example will have a powerful effect on us all.  If Christ has made it possible for us to live a new life (2 Peter 1:3), then shouldn’t we all, gradually and powerfully, be moving to prayers that sound like His?  As I listen to Jesus pray, I hear His upward call–that I should be like Him.  I will see you in a few hours.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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