Sunday Sermon Series – 05/14/2023

A Display of Christ – (Part VII) by John Flavel


Chapter CONTEXT from Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete): This chapter is a prayer, it is the Lord’s prayer, the Lord Christ’s prayer. There was one Lord’s prayer which he taught us to pray, and did not pray himself, for he needed not to pray for the forgiveness of sin; but this was properly and peculiarly his, and suited him only as a Mediator, and is a sample of his intercession, and yet is of use to us both for instruction and encouragement in prayer. Observe, I. The circumstances of the prayer (v. 1). II. The prayer itself. 1. He prays for himself (v. 1-5). 2. He prays for those that are his. And in this see, (1.) The general pleas with which he introduces his petitions for them (v. 6-10). (2.) The particular petitions he puts up for them [1.] That they might be kept (v. 11-16). [2.] That they might be sanctified (v. 17-19). [3.] That they might be united (v. 11 and 20-23). [4.] That they might be glorified (v. 24-26).

Of the Solemn Consecration of the Mediator (A Display of Christ – Part VII)

‘And for their sakes I sanctify myself.‘ – John, 17:19

Jesus Christ being fitted with a body, and authorized by a commission from the Father, now actually devotes, and sets himself apart to his work: the further advancement of the glorious design of our salvation. He sanctified himself for our sakes. Wherein observe,


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