Praying with the Savior (3 of 3) by Ernest Easley

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Praying with the Savior (3 of 3)
John 17.1, 20-26
July 23, 2006
Dr. Ernest L. Easley

We are leaning in and listening these days to the greatest prayer ever prayed! And that prayer is found in John chapter 17!
Here we find Jesus facing great sorrow and suffering! He knew that He was only hours away from the cruelty of the cross! And He didn't do anything differently than He normally did!
I mean .. knowing that He was going to soon die .. He did nothing different! I wonder .. if you knew today that you were going to die this Wednesday ... would you do anything differently between now and then?
Are there some things you need to make right or set right? Are there any lost family members or friends that you have not shared Jesus with that you would seek out to tell them about Jesus? Are there any broken relationships that you would try to mend?
A person who is right with God and man is a person who learns on Saturday that he is going to die on Monday .. and does nothing different on Sunday! That is what we find in the last hours in the life of Jesus. His activities during His last week were the same activities during all of His weeks!
As He concludes His prayer ... I want to show you what was on His heart! Or should I say, "Who was on His heart." And not only who .. but what was on His heart! For what was on His heart .. should be on our heart if we are going to be like Him!
Now so far we have learned that His practice must be our practice. And His practice was prayer. Not the last resort .. but the place to begin!
We've learned that His desire must be our desire. And His desire was to magnify .. to honor the Father and all that He did! And now this morning .. we are about to discover one way we can bring honor to God the Father! We are ...
Praying with the Savior
John 17.1, 20-26
Verse 1, "Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said ..." Vv. 20-26, "I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who ...


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