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Coffee and Conversation Devotional with Rev. Tom Elson
Becky McKeen
Aileen Schier: 1. Glory/glorify -- I would love a review on what this expresses.

2. Authorship/authority: Given the later date of this gospel, this final prayer is not verbatim Jesus' words. How do we handle questions of the reliability of transmission of Jesus' own prayer and emphases, vs. the probability of "coloration" by the Johannine community's understanding of Jesus? Basically, how much of the prayer is Jesus, and how much John? (If we can tease this apart at all.)

I suppose this gets into questions about how John's portrait of Jesus departs in some ways from the earlier gospels and/or the historical Jesus.
Becky McKeen
Roger Hill: Last week I wrote and asked if the Father, Son, Disciples and believers are as one in unity. I used a square as a graphic illustration which would allow for various interactions between each entity. I think you said that we, as believers, have been invited into this unity. Are we, as believers, an integral part or are we a subset of this unity? David Lee: Following up to Tuesday’s question on love; Christ used agape at the end of the prayer, have any other types of love been referred to in his ministry or only agape?
Becky McKeen
Jesus Prays for His Disciples17 After Jesus had spoken these words, he looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, 2 since you have given him authority over all people,[a] to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. 3 And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. 4 I glorified you on earth by finishing the work that you gave me to do. 5 So now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had in your presence before the world existed.
Becky McKeen
6 “I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. 7 Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; 8 for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. 9 I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours. 10 All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them. 11 And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one. 12 While I was with them, I protected them in your name that[b] you have given me. I guarded them, and not one of them was lost except the one destined to be lost,[c] so that the scripture might be fulfilled.
Becky McKeen
13 But now I am coming to you, and I speak these things in the world so that they may have my joy made complete in themselves.[d] 14 I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. 15 I am not asking you to take them out of the world, but I ask you to protect them from the evil one.[e] 16 They do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. 17 Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you have sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. 19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, so that they also may be sanctified in truth.
Becky McKeen
20 “I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, 21 that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us,[f] so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one, 23 I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one, so that the world may know that you have sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. 24 Father, I desire that those also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory, which you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.25 “Righteous Father, the world does not know you, but I know you; and these know that you have sent me. 26 I made your name known to them, and I will make it known, so that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.”
Shirley Easton
Yes, more on the meaning of glory/glorify.
kathy Drake
sounds like “an inclusive whole”
Becky McKeen
kathy Drake
that’s an interesting distinction - hate - reject
Sally Van Etten
Or hate is to deprioritize
kathy Drake
Sally Van Etten
Thank you, Tom!
Camille Peterson
Thank you Tom..Really enjoyed these times.
Joann Johnson
Thank you and would love more of this gift to us.
Merrilee Mitchell
These were precious times. Thanks Tom, Becky and everyone!
Jill Boyce
Big thanks Tom for this rich time and Becky for your great help!
Janet Sanders
registration is on the website now
Pamela Mirabella
Thank you so much for sharing your time with us.
Sharol Embry
thanks for offering this to us!
Becky McKeen
Thank you everyone for joining us for these special times hearing the Word!
Janet Sanders
mary kelly
Thank you!!!
mary kelly
Thanks Becky!