We sand “Here I am to Worship” Tonight is the full orchestra along with a choir (looks like some 30 or so in that) plus the 12 or so song leaders. “Agnus Dei” by
John 17 was read and
I want to trace out these 5 petitions and the ground behind the petition and the purpose of the petition. After we do this, we will think about what this means in the Gospel and in our lives.
Protection from the devil. The reason for the petition? Because
We know there is mystery of the unity in the Trinity. The reason for this prayer is Jesus Himself. Verse 22 is much the same. Further, so the world will believe that God sent
The reason they are sanctified is the truth. Have you thought how often that idea is taught in Scripture without saying the same words.
The reason he wants them to have this joy, because he is going to the Father and they will no longer see him. But his joy was in doing the Father’s will. He prays these things now so they will remember them.
This is part of a massive stream through the bible of God dwelling with his people. “I will be their God and they will be my people.”
This is a most slim and inadequate treatment of this section.
Here it is helpful to trace out some of
1. The supremacy of
All of this coming to know god is bound up with the glorious prospect of knowing this love which
The very revelation of
How is the cross love?
2. The role of
The Rabbi’s were debating whether or not God obeys the Law. The paralyzed man carries his mat which breaks the Rabbi’s interpretation of Law.
Sonship is a functional category.
5:19 – the son can do nothing by himself… for the Father loves the Son and shows Him all he does… Does this language jeopardize
8:29 – “I always do what pleases him…”
“Whatever the father does, the son also does…” This is a massive statement. The son perfectly reflects the Father. Because the Father loves the Son and shows Him all.
3. The exclusiveness of
What guarantees that
When justification is well-defined, the first that is clear is that god is vindicated. Then you are prepared to read John 3:16. The love of God is simply past finding out.
Christians are so to love each other that they tell others of
What has this to do with pomo?
Many recent books suggest that the essence of the gospel is in the great commandment. These books say we must look at the teaching of
We used to say, “the gospel according to _________” We are all perspecitivalists. We just need to admit it. But they are all bearing witness to one gospel. There is no good news without cross and resurrection. The “gospel of
Extended quotes from 1
I love because you first loved me.