John 17:1-26

A chapter all recording a prayer from Jesus to His Father.  This prayer can be broken into three parts.

1 – He prays for Himself (vs. 1-5)

2 – He prays for His Disciples (vs. 6-19)

3 – And here is the part that I get excited about!  Did you know that Jesus, before He went to the cross, PRAYED FOR YOU! (vs. 20-26)

That’s right…Jesus prayed… “20 “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who [j]will believe in Me through their word; 21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. 22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: 23 I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.” (NKJV)

Through out this prayer Jesus prays for unity among believers so that God the Father can be glorified.  The only way for glory to happen is when we come together and stand against Satan and things that come up against us.  We have to be an example so other want to come to that knowledge of Jesus and be able to spend an eternity with Him.

We all know that oil and water don’t mix.  When you put them together, you can shake it, mix it, stir it all you want but the two parts will eventually separate. 

BUT ADD AN EGG (An how appropriate that we have Easter eggs)

At the cross (Easter celebration) Jesus died and rose again for us to be able to have a way to have that Unity with our Heavenly Father.  We can emulsify into that relationship and oil and water mix together.

Are we showing unity and being a “good egg” to help the oil and water mix around us to God gets the glory and we show other what He is all about?