“Praying in the Midst of Chaos” John 17:1-5

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We live in a world where there is trouble constantly knocking on our door. We hear of viruses, riots, political unrest and more as we listen to the news. Additionally, we have the common daily struggles of life to deal with such as: health issues, relational challenges, and the stresses that come with trying to provide for ourselves, and our families. Listen as Pastor Bob discusses the encouragement that Jesus gave his early disciples, and how As we watch the news and follow the reactions from others on social media, it becomes obvious that our world is a world full of chaos right now. As a result, many of us are glued to the tv, or to the news outlets in the media, or to social media sites where people are arguing their opinions. It is so easy for us as Christians to get caught up in these debates, and to allow the ugliness of what’s going on in our world to fill our own hearts to the point where we begin to take part in it. As we study our text today in the Gospel of John, Jesus is also surrounded by the ugliness of the world, but instead of participating in it, He turns to His Father and prays instead. Listen as Pastor Bob discusses this prayer in depth as we study through the first 5 verses of John 17.

Our Bible text for Today’s Message is from John 17:1-5

Jesus Prays to Be Glorified

After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed:

“Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.

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