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“Got Glory?”

John 17
Mark Bauer
July 26, 2015

Key Sentence

God’s glory unites disciples of all eras to glorify God.


Table comparing Worldly Model to God's Model
I. Unity and discipling are fueled by… God’s Glory.
II. The objective of our unity and discipling is to… Glorify God.
III. John 17:19-20Jesus prayed for unity of the Father, the Son, the current generation of disciples and also those (future generations of disciples)… who will believe in Him through their [our] word”.
IV. Glory is… the beauty of His spirit. It is not an aesthetic beauty or a material beauty, but it is the beauty that emanates from His character, from all that He is. James 1:10 calls on a rich man to “glory in his humiliation,” indicating a glory that does not mean riches or power or material beauty.
V. John 17:14-20 Jesus gave us the Father’s word to sanctify us in the truth (of God’s glory). Which comes first: Doing or Seeking? Circle the statement that indicates the better model for disciples.
     **a. Let the Spirit of truth lead you in all truth.
      b. Prophesy, drive out demons, perform miracles, [do] in his name.