3 May 2015 Sunday Morning Service
OT Psalms 133 : 1 – 3
NT John 17 : 11 – 26
133:1 How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!
133:2 It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down upon the collar of his robes.
133:3 It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the LORD bestows his blessing, even life forevermore.
17:11 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.
17:12 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.
17:13 “I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them.
17:14 I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world.
17:15 My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.
17:16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.
17:17 Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.
17:18 As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.
17:19 For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.
17:20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message,
17:21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.
17:22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one:
17:23 I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
17:24 “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.
17:25 “Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me.
17:26 I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”