August 15, 2018: SOAP #3177:  Jeremiah 18-20; Psalm 93; John 17 Scripture:  John (NIV) 17:23 [Jesus praying to the Father] I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. Observation:   Oh, […]

August 15, 2018: SOAP #3177:  Jeremiah 18-20; Psalm 93; John 17

Scripture:  John (NIV) 17:23 [Jesus praying to the Father] I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

Observation:   Oh, the truth we can learn as we listen in on Jesus praying to His Father in heaven.    He does not pray as though heaven is a long way off in some distant galaxy, but as though the throne room is right there in the garden where He is praying.    What a close, loving relationship Jesus shares with The Heavenly Father!

Application:   Jesus lives in me the same way The Father lives in Jesus.   The Father loves me even as He loves Jesus.    I am not an orphan child standing outside looking through the window, I am a child sitting at the table.

Prayer:      Heavenly Father, I am so undeserving of the great love and favor you give me.   The more I appreciate what you have done for me, the more I want to help others have a seat at your table.   Amen

Pastor Leon
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