Jesus Praying in Difficulty (discussion questions)

Here are the discussion questions that accompany my message at Eastbrook Church this past weekend from John 17 entitled “Jesus Praying in Difficulty.”

Discussion Questions:

  1. This week we conclude our series on prayer from the life and teaching of Jesus. Whether you are on your own or in a small group, take time to read John 17:1-26 aloud.
  2. Jesus’ prayer in John 17 follows an extended time of teaching with the disciples. Jesus turns from interaction with His followers to interaction with His Father. How would you describe the relationship between the Father and the Son from what you see in John 17: 1-5? (You may also want to notice how many times Jesus refers to God as ‘Father’.)
  3. Looking at those same first verses, what would you say is the centerpiece of Jesus’ mission on earth?Read More »

Jesus Praying in Difficulty

This week at Eastbrook, I concluded our series “Pray Like Jesus” with a message entitled “Jesus Praying in Difficulty” from John 17.

The main point of my message was that if we want to pray like Jesus then our life of prayer should be shaped what concerns Jesus in His life of prayer.

You can listen to my message online at the Eastbrook web-site here. I’ve included the outline for the message below:Read More »