In this volume we give you Charles H. Spurgeon commentary on the John’s Gospel. And I have declared unto them thy name. I pray for them: I pray not for the world but for them which thou hast given me, for they are thine. The object of Christ’s atonement is to purchase eternal life for those who were given to him by his Father; but he has also obtained power over all flesh. As thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. Their zeal for mere rites consumed the substantial matters of religion; therefore Christ would not give place to them. For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them. The Saviour doubtless linked his little band of disciples with the ancient promise, “There shall be an handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains, the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon.” What great events from little causes spring! In this verse you get the doctrines of general and particular redemption blended. Are you carrying out your mission, O ye people of God? This is unfortunate, since his works contain priceless gems of information that are found nowhere except in the ancient writings of the Jews. Proud member While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. Lesson 1 of each part can be downloaded below as Pdf. Glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: Did Jesus look upon his suffering as his glory? Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. ONE Sabbath day I was staying in an Italian town on the other side of the Alps. Tony Reinke May 7, 2020 842 Shares Conference Message. These words spake Jesus, and, lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; The hour to which he had so long looked forward, the hour which he had anticipated with ardent desire: “The hour is come.” On the very night that Jesus prayed this prayer, Luke’s record tells us, “When the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him. John 17:16. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but … I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me: and they have kept thy word. John 17:2. Then, you have eternal life; for “this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.”. Jesus says here, “I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.” Sin is the real evil of the world; the danger of our being entangled in worldly customs, or dropping into the evil ways of an ungodly generation. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. I wonder whether there are any of them here tonight. By his death, Christ obtained power over all flesh; his death had some relation to every man, but the special object of it was the salvation of the elect. John Part 1 10 lessons covering John 1-6 with Lesson Six a study on Being Born Again and Lesson Ten a Topical Study on Jesus' Disciples; John Part 2 8 lessons covering John 7-11. Commentary. Again: John 17:19. All his prayers are for them, that they may be made holy, and that so God may be glorified in them. All of John's 3,000 sermons, spanning more than four decades of ministry, are available for free on the Grace to You website. There never was an age in which the doctrines of grace were despised but, sooner or later, licentiousness prevailed. Yet most people today have never heard of John Gill. Father. John 17:26. Notice what our Saviour asked of his Father for them and for us: —. "In the beginning was John 17:1. It is believed that it was written around AD 85. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 3553 PUBLISHED ON THURSDAY, MARCH 1ST, 1917. O God, call out many such through our word I pray. Our Lord prayed as a man, and as the Mediator of his people; yet he spoke with majesty and authority, as one with and equal to the Father. What! 4to. It is very seldom that we ought to present such a petition. “They are not of the world: “they are not worldly, they are other-worldly; their thoughts and hearts are set upon the world to come”. John 3 – The New Birth “If we were asked to read to a dying man who did not know the gospel, we should probably select this chapter as the most suitable one for such an occasion; and what is good for dying men is good for us all, for that is what we are; and how soon we may be actually at the gates of death, none of us can tell.” (Spurgeon) A. Nicodemus and the new birth. When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed again into a mountain himself alone. Yes we shall always need sanctifying until we reach our heavenly home, where sin cannot enter. Do they need to be sanctified? On the other hand, when we had Puritan teaching, we had also pure and holy living. DELIVERED BY C. H. SPURGEON, AT THE METROPOLITAN TABERNACLE, NEWINGTON. John 17:3. Do we seek to obey it? Complete Concise Chapter Contents. I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. As there is a transport of joy in heaven in the conversion of sinners, so there is a remaining joy in the perseverance of saints. John 17:1. For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me. Jesus regards his work as already done, although he had yet to die, to pay the ransom price for his people, yet by a leap of holy faith he says, “I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.”. After preaching his first sermon at the age of 16, he became pastor of the church in Waterbeach at the age of 17. If that had been a proper prayer for us to offer, it would have been authorized by the Master. All who come to him by faith, even as he said, “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me.” To all of these Jesus gives eternal life. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. Mark the final perseverance of the saints, how they shall hold on and hold out for ever. God’s people belong to him, he gives them to his Son, Christ gives them his word, and they keep it: “They have kept thy word.” Do we keep God’s word? Glory-Finding in the Gospel of John The War in Our Social Media Feeds (Part 2) May 7, 2020. It is poetic prose—prose with the soul of poetry—prose that, like poetry, packs layers of meaning in a word or phrase. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. In the ninth verse we read, “I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.”. of [The seventh volume, containing the Catholic Epistles and Revelation, was published in 4to. If you are living here for yourself alone, how can you belong to Christ, who never lived a moment for himself, but always lived wholly for others? Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Every day we need the sanctifying influence of the Holy Spirit to lead us unto holiness. THE FULNESS AND THE FILLING NO. MAYER (JOHN, D.D.) Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not, for I am not yet ascended to my Father—Old familiarities must now give place to new and more awful yet sweeter approaches; but for these the time has not come yet. They are not of the world, and are kept from the evil in the world; do they need to be sanctified? "—John 17:24. O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. What a word that is from the lips of Jesus, “Father”! I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word. John 17:4-6. He does not merely pray, “Sustain thy Son,” but, “Glorify thy Son.” In truth, our Lord’s lowest stoop was his highest glory. And for their sakes I sanctify myself. 6d. Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee. Christ's prayer for himself. This is a wonderful expression, where will you find anything like it! May the Lord fulfill it in all of us as well as in them, for his dear name’s sake! John 17:22-23. What a word that is from the lips of Jesus, “Father”! In these words we have both the general and the special aspects of redemption. Salem Media Group. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. MILLINGTON (THOMAS S.) The Testimony of the Heathen to the Truths of Holy Writ. Christ always has kept his people, he still keeps his people, and he will keep his people for ever. And when Christians, being one in Christ, and one in the truth, shall become more manifestly one in heart, and life, and faith, what glad days we may hope to see! "Some brethren pray by the yard; but true prayer is measured by weight, and not by length." - Charles Spurgeon 2. That knowledge has brought to you, nay, it is, in itself, the new life: “This is life eternal,” — not life for a few years but life eternal. There are times when, in great pain of body, or in deep depression of spirit, the believer, like Elijah under the juniper tree, requests for himself that he may die. Oh, when shall this great prayer be answered? Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; They were only a handful of disciples, but you cannot tell what a multitude will believe on Christ through their word. John 17:21. John 17:18. And now come I to thee, and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. This is the description of Christ’s people; does it describe you? How dare you call yourselves by that name if you have no mission to anybody? Do we hold to it? John and his wife, Patricia, live in Southern California and have four married children: Matt, Marcy, Mark, and Melinda. Commentary, John 17:6-19, James Boyce, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2012. "THE GOSPEL OF JOHN" The Greatest Prayer Ever Prayed (17:1-26) INTRODUCTION 1. This chapter has about it all the air of truthfulness, it ought to be sufficient to convince any man that Christ was God and man. 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