Prayer is an often practiced, more often neglected, and less often understood practice of Christendom. Counselors prescribe prayer as a means to reduce stress and lower blood pressure. Some approach prayer as Eastern meditation, some as an expression of tongues, and other traditions offer chants in a strict liturgical form.
John 17 offers the reader an unusual opportunity to listen to a prayer. Some might say the prayer in John 17 is the prayer of all prayers, the true definition of the Lord's prayer.
Drawing on classic commentators, Michael Cannon casts John 17 in a pastoral light showing the grace, wisdom, and love of Christ for his people as he pours his heart out before his heavenly Father on their behalf. While these were messages originally preached in the context of worship, they also serve as a detailed commentary on one of the most beloved passages of Scripture.
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About the Author
Michael Cannon is ordained as a minister in the Presbyterian Church in America and serves as an instructor at the US Army Chaplain Center and School. He is the author of Abu Ghraib and A Soldier's Catechism.
Table of Contents
1 When God Prays 1
2 Glory and Power 11
3 Father's Gift to The Son 21
4 Religion is No Replacement for Theology 31
5 Stick with the Program, Finish What was Begun 40
6 Obedience Follows Certainty, Part 1 48
7 Obedience Follows Certainty, Part 2 57
8 Jesus Prays for His Own 65
9 Believers Saved by God for Eternity 73
10 Resident Aliens 83
11 Resident Aliens: Keepers of a Sacred Trust 94
12 Resident Aliens: Sanctified and Holy 105
13 Resident Alien: Going into the World 116
14 Resident Aliens: Sanctified through the Truth 125
15 One with the Lord 139
16 In Us, United by Christ with God 149
17 Living so that the World May Know 160
18 A Church of One 170
19 Being Where Jesus Will Be 181
20 Jesus is Still Working on You 190
21 Running Against the Wind 198
22 I Will Show Them Your Name 205
About the Author 213