Sermon: “Jesus Prays for God’s Church” from Marc Swenson

Marc Swenson - January 29, 2023

Jesus Prays for God's Church

This Sunday we will continue in our series, The Prayer of Prayers, looking at the things most dear to Christ’s heart. In his prayer Jesus will pray for the gospel to expand to the world through His people. In praying for us, Jesus could have asked that we would all become great communicators, that we would be clear in our message, or that we would be bold and outspoken in our approach. But instead of a strategy for evangelism, Jesus prays for something else. Join us this Sunday as we find the very thing that brings about our greatest witness.

Scripture References: John 17:20-24

From Series: "The Prayer of Prayers"

The prayer we call “The Lord’s Prayer” from Matthew 6 isn’t technically the Lord’s prayer. The prayer that begins, “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name…” is the prayer Jesus taught His disciples to pray. So, that prayer could better be referred to as “The Disciples’ Prayer.” The real Lord’s prayer—that is, the prayer Jesus personally prayed for us is found in John 17. There are four parts to this prayer: Jesus prays for God’s glory, Jesus prays for God’s people, Jesus prays for God’s church, and Jesus prays for God’s mission. In Jesus’ prayer, we see the depth of His love for us and His passion for His church. Join us as we hear Jesus pray the prayer of prayers!

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