S.O.A.P. – “Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer”
Jesus said to his disciples at the Last Supper: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.
Jesus Prays for His Disciples
“I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. I pray for them.
I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours. All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them. I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one. While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled…” John 16:33-17:12 NIV
How did Jesus “overcome the world”?
How did Jesus glorify the Father during his time on earth?
How did Jesus want the Father to glorify him?
How are you, if you are a baptized believer, bringing glory to Jesus through your life?
Lord, thank you for allowing me to overhear what Jesus prayed. I have an idea of what some of it means…other parts make me curious and confused. Thank you for going ahead of me and preparing the way for me to participate in your plan! Help me to trust you!