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21 June 2017

John 17
One True God

Read John 17:1-26:
1. Verses 1-3: Who is the one true God? Ephesians 4:6; 1Corinthians 8:5-6 (John 14:28)
{John 8:25-29; Note the beginning of Paul’s letters 1Thessalonians 1:9-10; 2
Corinthians 1:3; Galatians 1:1-5; Ephesians 1:1-3; Colossians 1:2-3}


2. Verse 3: How is eternal life defined? (as to how to know the Father cf John 5:24-27)
{Eternal/everlasting life (not immortality) is a spiritual quality of life beginning when a person starts receiving the words of Jesus instead of the words of man. The source of eternal life is the Father, John 12:49-50.}


3. What does verse 5 indicate about Jesus in relation to this world?


4. Verses 4, 6-8, 12: How has Jesus glorified the Father?
{Jesus revealed the character (name) of the Father by the kindnesses shown in his teaching & healing. Doxazo, rendered as glorified g1392 is from dokeo g1380, which means to be of opinion, to think, suppose, to judge. To glorify someone or thing is an opinion to praise, to honor, to make renowned to make excellent, to cause the dignity & worth to be manifest & acknowledged.}


5. Verse 4: To what is Jesus referring by having “finished the work” the Father gave him to do? Verses 6-8
{This is the work of God, that ye believe in him whom he hath sent, John 6:28-29 RV. This work is qualified as that which the Father gave him to do. The cross includes much more.}


6. Verses 9, 20, 14-16: What three entities mentioned did Jesus pray or not pray concerning?
{How do reconcile these verses with Matthew 5:44; Luke 6:28?}

7. Verses 17-22: What does it mean to be “one” in the Father & Son? Cp John 10:30
{When we accept the truth of God, we become one with Father & Son. Greek for Sanctify g37 in verse 17 means to set apart in ancient Hebrew h6942. Jesus set apart himself with truth. In the 14c Rome changed the word sanctify to mean make holy, to consecrate.}



8. Verses 21, 23-26: What does it mean for the Father & Son to be in us, & we in them? 1Corinthians 6:15-17
{It is by the truth that God dwells in our hearts, & thus we learn to think alike.}


9. What particular attribute of God is in us when we accept the teachings of Jesus? Verse 26

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