Jim picks up in a series that was begun several months ago in the book of Joshua. After a brief review of what had been covered up to this point, our study focuses on Chapter 4, and matters related to the Israelites crossing the Jordan river into the Promised Land
After Jesus prayed for his disciples, they went to the Garden of Gethsemane, where he prayed concerning his coming ordeal on the cross. Together, we study and try to learn some lessons from our Lord in one of his most human moments.
As we continue to study our Lord’s last night before his crucifixion, we conclude our examination of his prayer in John 17, focusing particularly on his prayer for the disciples and for the church that would come later.
As Jesus concluded his words to his disciples with a word of comfort, he then began to pray for them. Though we don’t get into specifically what he prayed for them, we do lay the groundwork for that discussion on our next lesson.
As Jesus spends his last night with the disciples, he spoke many words of comfort to them, including the encouragement to continue steadfastly in their love for one another, in following his commandments, and in standing firm in the face of persecution.