Jesus Prays to His Father about His Disciples and Those Who Would Believe in Him

Introduction

This Bible Study goes over the passage that talks about Jesus prayed to His Father for His disciples and that they would love one another just as He has loved them. He also prayed that the Father would bring those who have heard that would hear the Word of God come to Jesus for salvation. 

References

  1. King James Version 1600
    1. John 17:16-26
  2. Spiritual Discernment
  3. Holy Spirit

Questions

  1. Who was Jesus praying for to the Father?
  2. What specific requests have been made by Jesus to His Father?
  3. How were the requests impacted the disciples and their surrounding people?
  4. How does this passage relate to the salvation of mankind? 
  5. What lesson can we take to increase our spiritual health in Jesus Christ and to share the love with those who need Jesus as their Savior?

Analysis 

  1. Who was Jesus praying for to the Father?
    1. Answer: Jesus was praying for His disciples and that God would empower and inspire them to preach the word of God to others so they may believe and trust in Jesus Christ as their Savior even after He has ascended to the Father. 
      1. John 17:15-16Jesus requests the Father to keep the Disciples in this world but not be part of the world and that they would be sanctified through God’s truth. In like manner, Jesus was sent into the world but not of the world. 
  2. What specific requests have been made by Jesus to His Father?
    1. Answer: To keep the Disciples in the world and spread the word of God to the unsaved so they may believe on Jesus Christ, to keep the disciples from evil (or temptations), to set the disciples apart for God and His purpose for each to them, to draw those who hear the disciples’ words that they would believe on Jesus, to make them all disciples and believers one in the Body of Christ. Just as Jesus Christ is one with the Father and the Spirit of God. He desires unity among the body of Christ. 
      1. Acts 2:1-20The Pentecost during the time of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples; speaking in different languages to spread the Gospel so Gentiles may believe and be saved through the preaching. 
      2. Acts 20:32Paul went throughout the parts of Asia and preaching the Good News to the Gentiles. He told his brothers and sisters in Christ that they are set apart for God’s purpose and are saved to those who believed on Jesus for salvation.  
  3. How were the requests impacted the disciples and their surrounding people?
    1. Answer: The disciples would go over through the persecution and many trials in spreading the Word of God to the corners of the world starting in Jerusalem. 
      1. Acts 7:55-8:1-2An example of the persecution is Stephen Martyr who was persecuted for his Faith in Jesus Christ. 
  4. How does this passage relate to the salvation of mankind? 
    1. Answer: This passage talks about Jesus praying to His Father to protect His disciples during the time of great persecution in Jerusalem and throughout the world. For Salvation, Jesus wants those who have heard and believe on the Gospel to simply rest in Jesus and be saved. 
  5. What lesson can we take to increase our spiritual health in Jesus Christ and to share the love with those who need Jesus as their Savior? 
    1. Answer: Prayer and staying focus at what matters on the heart for Jesus Christ. 

Conclusions

In part 2, Jesus Christ has prayed to the Father in making requests to the Father to equip His disciples with peace, strength, and endurance to get through their trials and persecutions. He also prayed for those who believed in His disciples’ words that they simply believe and rest in Jesus for salvation. It’s about faith and the future of God’s Church during His time during His trial and persecution to redeem mankind through His precious blood that purged all past, present, and future sins of the whole world. 

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My First Blog

Today, I will be discussing my life’s goals and what I would like to leave before I go Home. I have not considered much about the future other than planning out, financially, for my future. I have not really sat down and thought out what I might want to leave before I go to Heaven. A few thoughts have come to mind over the past couple of months. Several ideas were; volunteering much for my community, create a website that is dedicated to sharing the Good News about Jesus Christ, and traveling around the nation in all 50 states.

One of my mark that I want to leave is to foster and strengthen communities around my area to improve their lives and their awareness for others. In tandem, I really enjoy being a helping hand to those who are less fortunate. I also want to make a difference on a personal level to further impact their lives more positively despite their current and past situations. Currently, I am working as an American Red Cross Digital Social Media Volunteer that provides both digital alertness and present to surrounding communities to foster awareness and the urgent of community preparedness to deal with critical, life-threatening to volunteering situations. My goal as a social media volunteer is; to create a strong network of an online following of Twitter and Facebook followers to widen preparedness and alertness in both inside and outside of the communities. My end-goal is; to ensure that volunteers are mobilized at the right time, place, and situations.

The second mark that I would like to leave is; to create a dedicated website just for getting the Good News out to the masses so people can read and simply trust in Jesus as their Savior through faith for eternal life. For a dedicated website, I would like to input creative free-form written pieces that talks about the basics components of the Good News and how one must be saved to gain entry into Heaven. The website will also include key research that I have done over the past several years and will research from a Word’s perspective and not from mine. The site would go over old historical information that most churches do not discuss for fear of ridicules and differences in society’s worldly opinions.

The last mark that I would like to leave is; merely traveling through all fifty states. I would want to visit Chicago, New York, and Florida. I also would like to go to Hawaii as well because of the beauty and the natural scenes.

Anyways, with my first blog, my goal is to make my presence known out on the public interweb. My vision is; to keep people informed about my research in Scriptures along with providing hope of Jesus to those who really need it. The website will have a blog functionality so I can post alongside my research site.