Worship Preparation: February 10, 2013

Worship Preparation – Sunday, February 10, 2013

1. Ways to use this worship preparation:

Print it out Friday and place it in your bible for the weekend
Use it as a family devotion and time of prayer on Saturday evening.

2. Read sermon text: ESV – John 17:1-26.
“17 When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, 2 since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. 3 And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. 4 I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. 5 And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.

6 “I have manifested your name to the people whom you gave me out of the world. Yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. 7 Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you. 8 For I have given them the words that you gave me, and they have received them and have come to know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. 9 I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours. 10 All mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them. 11 And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. 12 While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me. I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. 13 But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves. 14 I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 15 I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. 19 And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth.

20 “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, 21 that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, 23 I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me. 24 Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world. 25 O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these know that you have sent me. 26 I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.”

3. Read sermon summary:
John 17 is known as Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer. Many refer to it as one of the greatest chapters in the Bible. The chapter is made up of one prayer that Jesus prays in the upper room on the night of his betrayal. The main theme of the prayer is that Jesus wants God to be glorified, and the way he will be glorified is through the salvation that Christ will give to the church. Each part of our salvation, which includes our justification, sanctification, and glorification, will be a testament to God’s power and goodness. Jesus prays for us, so that God will be glorified through his redemptive work in the world. We will find great comfort in hearing the prayer of Jesus that is offered up for us, and we will find great instruction on how we should be praying for each other.

4. Consider the songs and their relationship to the sermon:
Glorious
How great You are Your greatness none can fathom
Upholding all by Your Almighty Word
The universe fulfills Your ev'ry purpose
And all You've made will bring You praise oh God

You are glorious glorious and we will lift our voices to worship You
You are glorious glorious and we will always be in awe of You

You move the stars the planets in their courses
The clouds and wind and ev'rything that moves
You hold my life You take my joys and sorrows
And cause them all to bring glory to You

Your ways are high too deep for man to fathom
But You are good and this will be my theme
You sent Your Son to live and die for sinners
So I will trust and hope in You my King

Mark Altrogge - Copyright 2008 Sovereign Grace

Before The Throne Of God Above
Before the throne of God above
I have a strong and perfect plea
A great High Priest whose name is Love
Who ever lives and pleads for me
My name is graven on His hand
My name is written on His heart
I know that while in heaven He stands
No tongue can bid me thence depart
No tongue can bid me thence depart

When Satan tempts me to despair
And tells me of the guilt within
Upward I look and see Him there
Who made an end to all my sin
Because a sinless Savior died
My sinful soul is counted free
For God the Just is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me
To look on Him and pardon me

Hallelujah, hallelujah
Praise the One, Risen Son of God

Behold Him there, the risen Lamb
My perfect spotless righteousness
The great unchangeable I Am
The King of Glory and of grace
One in Himself, I cannot die
My soul is purchased by His blood
My life is hid with Christ on high
With Christ my Savior and my God
With Christ my Savior and my God

Charitie Lees Bancroft - Copyright 1997 Sovereign Grace Worship


Preaching: Daniel Savage
Music Leader: Micah Lansing

Grace and Peace!

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