The Prayer of Jesus: An Expository and Analytical Commentary on John 17

The Prayer of Jesus: An Expository and Analytical Commentary on John 17

by Michael E. Cannon

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The Prayer of Jesus: An Expository and Analytical Commentary on John 17 by Michael E. Cannon

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608998760
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 11/05/2010
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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

Preface xi

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

Bibliography 215

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