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Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

J. C. Ryle

Notes on John Chapter 17

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Notes on 17:1-8

Notes on 17:9-16

Notes on 17:17-26

This chapter contains what is often called the "High Priestly Prayer of Jesus." Among other petititons that he brings before the Father in his prayer, Jesus asks that believers "may all be one, even as you, Father, are in me, and I in you." Why? "That the world may believe that you did send me" (verse 21). Jesus continues this petition in verse 22: "And the glory that you have given me I have given to them; that they may be one, just as we are one."

Jesus desires unity among believers. However, the disunity that we see among Christians today should put us to shame. Read Ryle's comments on this state of the modern church.

These are the technical notes by J. C. Ryle that accompany his expository comments on John chapter 17.

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