Jesus' Request For Our Protection
Introduction: Just before Jesus makes a plain statement about His departure (leaving) this world in order to return to Heaven, He makes an encouraging, yet challenging statement regarding His followers. In v.10, Jesus said, "I am glorified in them," - (glorified) is a perfect passive verb, simply meaning a completed action in the past with results into the present. In other words, Jesus is saying that the disciples have glorified Him and that He will continue to be glorified in them, even after He ascends back to Heaven.
? Jesus was glorified in the disciples because they had kept the Father's Word. 6. The disciples believed the Father's testimony about the Son 8.
? The Son is glorified in the disciples because they belonged to Him. They belong to Him and He has secured them by giving them eternal life through His cross and resurrection.
John 6:40, "And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day."
? The Son is glorified in the disciples because He has sent them into the world 18 and others will believe in Him through their faithful witness to the Word. 20.
? Summation: Jesus is glorified in us when we believe the truth of the gospel, receive it, and when we continue in the gospel in obedience and testify to the gospel that others might believe.
NOTE: Jesus did each of these things with the Word that the Father gave Him. As we obey, we are actually emulating the Son.
Jesus brought glory to the Father by accomplishing the mission that the Father had given Him. Jesus glorified the Father by revealing, explaining, and proclaiming the name (character) and love of the Father.
"As believers who are 'in Christ,' our mission is the same mission and work of the Son. Because we are His (10), we bring glory to Jesus by continuing His mission here on the earth!"
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