Hello sweet ones! It's a cold and dreary day outside here in Sydney, however, I am so ready to get stuck into God's word with you. This week we're up to John 17 in our Jesus 101 series and this is perhaps one of my favourite glimpses into Jesus's life as he reveals to us the importance of prayer.
You see, Jesus knew He had but hours to live - but instead of moping or rebelling or crying Himself to sleep, he took the time out to pray with His disciples.
When you think about it, when we know death it tends to bring our priorities into focus. All of a sudden we figure out what's really important in life and who really means the most.
Jesus knew He was facing death and He used those final moments to pray - and that prayer can be broken down into three very succinct sections;
- Jesus prayed for Himself (John 17:1-5)
- Jesus prayed for His Disciples (John 17:6-19)
- Jesus prayed for us (John 17:20-26)
But today, I want to focus on one very thing that Jesus prayed for us - unity.