Break the Dawn, Episode 3
Deep relationships are modeled on God's own mutual generosity.
What does Jesus ask for?
Jesus and the Father in the World (vv 1-5)
Jesus’ request is for glory based on the completion of His mission
I’ve done what You sent me to do with what You gave me to do it
REstore the glory I left behind to do that mission (v5)
“Glorify your son that your son may glorify you.” (v1)
Jesus and the Disciples (vv 6-19)
Jesus asks that His disciples will persevere in unity (v11)
The disciples can overhear this prayer in order that they may have fulfilled joy (v13)
Jesus asks that His disciples be sanctified in Truth (the Word of God, v17)
Jesus and the Church (20-26)
Jesus asks that the Church will be divinely unified
Jesus’ desire is for us to be with Him (Us with God)
What does Jesus get?
If we ask in Jesus’ name, it is given ([14:14] 15:16; 16:23)
Notice the MUTUAL GENEROSITY between Jesus and the Father
Jesus gets what He asks for:
Glory in crucifixion
Perseverance in unity (despite appearances)
Followers with Him in heaven (might not be what we like to imagine)
Why is this hard?
Eternal life = knowing the Father = belief in Jesus
Marriage is not eternal
points to unity with God
This is hard because mutual generosity requires two mutually generous people
This requires trust
We get hurt when not reciprocated
Do you trust Jesus?
Are you trusting His followers?