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The Father revealed (John 17 v 6-10)

The Father revealed John 17 v 6-10

Why would you say that the Bible matters? Today we’re going to learn one wonderful reason.

The “eternity” gift
Read John 17:6

• Who does Jesus reveal the Father to?
• Does anything strike you about how Jesus describes these people?

If someone asks you when God rescued you, the first answer is that the Father rescued you in eternity past when He gave you to Jesus, long before you were born!

The words of eternal life
Read John 17:7

• What have Christian disciples obeyed and come to know (v 6-8)?
• Whose was this?

This is a single message (a “word”) given to us in a book (“words”). It’s not just the words Jesus literally spoke on earth; it’s the whole message about Jesus in the Bible, including what His apostles wrote about him in the New Testament and what the prophets had written about Him in the Old Testament.

Notice that it is by the message and words of the Bible that we grasp who Jesus really is.


• Why is it so important to go to a church where people really trust, obey and teach the Bible?

Belonging to Father and Son
Read John 17:9

What does Jesus mean by saying “for they are yours”? Surely they were the Father’s, but now the Father has given them to Jesus!

Read John 17:10

All the people who really belong to Jesus really belong to the Father! The Father and Jesus are so closely united that they have everything and everyone in common. So if we belong to Jesus, we belong to the Father, and if we belong to the Father, we belong to Jesus. 


Spend a moment thinking about belonging to the Father and belonging to Jesus, and praise the Father and the Son for this amazing privilege.


This devotional is taken from Explore—a daily Bible-reading devotional from the good book company which enables you to engage with Scripture and which will encourage, equip and inspire you to live for Christ. Explore features contributions from pastors such as Dr Timothy Keller, Mike McKinley and Tim Chester.

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About Explore God's Word Daily

Explore God's Word Daily helps you open up the Bible to be refreshed and encouraged in your walk with God. "Explore" is the daily Bible-reading devotional from The Good Book Company (www.thegoodbook.com). Contributors include: Dr Timothy Keller, Senior Pastor at Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York; Mike McKinley, Senior pastor of Guilford Baptist Church; Tim Chester, author and pastor of Crowded House, Sheffield, UK; Mark Meynell, Senior Associate Minister at All Soul’s Langham Place, London, UK. Editors: Tim Thornborough and Carl Laferton.

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