Jesus Is Praying for You

Read John 17

Now, read John 17 again, this time asking the Holy Spirit to whisper to your heart as you answer the following questions about:

I.  YOUR FOCUS                 John 17:1-5

  • What time was it in Jesus’ life? What time was it in the lives of His disciples? 17:1
  • What does the timing teach you about prayer?
  • What word is repeated five times in 17:1-5? What does this reveal about His focus?
  • How should our focus be the same? Ephesians 1:3-6; 1:12, 14; Jude 1:24-25; Revelation 14:7; 15:4


A.  To His Word                     John 17:6-12

  • What do you think it means to accept the words of Jesus? 17:8; Matthew 7:24-27
  • On what is our faith to be based? 1 Corinthians 3:11; Ephesians 2:19-20
  • What priority do you give to reading your Bible?
  • What is your Bible reading pattern?
  • How do you read your Bible? For facts and information, or to hear His voice?
  • What adjustments do you need to make to your daily schedule in 2021 in order to read your Bible every day…apply what you read…obey it…share it with someone else?

B.  To His Work                     John 17:13-21

    III.  YOUR FUTURE              John 17:22-26

    • As you look into 2021, what do you see ahead in the world? In our nation? In your life? In your family? In your business or career?
    • When Jesus looked ahead, what did He see? 17:24
    • Would you ask God to give you eyes to see beyond the temporal, the material, the physical…and give you a glimpse of your future? Hebrews 11:13-16; Revelation 4:1-2; 21:1-5

    What encouragement, comfort, and hope do you receive from knowing Jesus is praying for you?

    This Bible study was prepared especially for the Winter 2021 Newsletter.

     Download the PDF of this Bible study here to print or email.


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