Praying in Troubled Times: Jesus is Praying for You! (John 17)


Message for Sunday, March 29, 2020

Pastor David Elliott

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Text: John 17

If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. (NKJV, II Chron. 7:14)

______________ IS PRAYING FOR YOU!

Therefore, He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. (Hebrews 7:25)

JESUS PRAYS THAT WE WILL BE TRANSFORMED BY THE W________ OF GOD. (vs. 6–8, 13–17,26)
God means what he says. What he says goes. His powerful Word is sharp as a surgeon’s scalpel, cutting through everything, whether doubt or defense, laying us open to listen and obey. Nothing and no one is impervious to God’s Word. We can’t get away from it—no matter what. (The Message, Hebrews 4:12)
JESUS PRAYS THAT WE WILL BE U______________ IN THE LOVE OF GOD. (v.11, 20–23)
  • E__________________ one another.
    So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing. (I Thessalonians 5:12)
  • P___________ for one another. (I Thess. 5:14–28)
JESUS PRAYS THAT WE WILL BE INVOLVED IN THE M________________ OF GOD. (vs. 2–4, 18)
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost. (Luke 19:10)
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. (Acts 1:8)
JESUS PRAYS THAT WE WILL BE OVERWHELMED WITH THE G___________ OF GOD. (vs. 1,4–5,10, 22, 24)
❖ God’s glory is the ____________ manifestation of His presence and power.
  • God comes when we are h_______________. (Psalm 51:17)
  • God comes when we are h_____________. (Jer. 29:13, James 4:8)
  • God comes when we are h_____________. (Psalm 34:18)
JESUS PRAYS THAT WE WILL BE FILLED WITH THE J_________ OF GOD. (v.13)

DIGGING DEEPER

Questions:

  1. Have you ever been in a worship service or perhaps just spending time alone with the Lord and, all of a sudden, you were overwhelmed with a sense of His presence? If so, what did you feel? How did that experience transform how you looked at life?…at challenges?
  2. Read Exodus 33:12–23; 34:4-9 and Matthew 17:1–8. How are these two events similar/different? What was the response of those who were exposed to the glory of God?
  3. Read Ecclesiastes 4:9–12. How might you live out these verses when it comes to supporting someone in need in these challenging days?
  4. Read Matthew 28:16–20. Which parts of God’s mission are you actively involved in? What areas do you need to focus on and get busy at? How?