April 8, 2018: John 17:1-5 (Rich Merkouris)

The High Priestly Prayer

17 When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you,2 since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. 3 And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. 4 I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. 5 And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.

  • 6:09 Jesus is concerned about the Glory of God so he is concerned about the people.
  • 7:47 what does God ultimately say about people?
  • 9:16 Many of us switch between the Dir and God complex
    • Dirt - I am nothing
    • God - I am God
  • 10:15 for those of you that can't love yourself
    • Psalm 8:5 We were made just a little lower than the Heavenly Beings
    • You Are Not Dirt!
    • You are the crown jewel of God's creation. Every person is.
  • 18:12 for those of you that a divine complex. The "I'm in charge mentality"
    • We have to acknowledge of someone else who has the final say
    • You are the crown of God's creation, but you are not God
  • 24:40 God's worth states that Christians should be the ones who care for humanity.
    • We should be caring for the elderly
    • We should be caring for the unborn child
  • 25:39 To be created in the image of God means you have responsibility
    • You have a responsibility to work
    • We should be first in line
  • 31:07 Dow we (you) have a correct image of humanity?