The One Jesus Loves, Part 35: In Between Two Gardens
Published September 30, 2019 at 9:34 AM
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The One Jesus Loves
Part 35 – In Between Two Gardens
John 17:5 And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.
Genesis 1:1-3 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.
John 1:1-5 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
· Jesus has always been the way that God ______________ the World
Philippians 2:6-8 NIV 6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; 7 rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death--even death on a cross!
John 17:8-10 NIV 8 For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. 9 I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours. 10 All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them.
· Sin is an _____________________ choice against God's original intent and design
John 17:15-18 NIV 15 My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. 17 Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.
· Love is an unselfish choice for the highest good of God and others
Matthew 22:37-40 NIV 37 Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."
· Deuteronomy 6:4-5
John 17:22-26 NIV 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one-- 23 I in them and you in me--so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. 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. 25 "Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. 26 I have made you [YOUR NAME] 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."
· Every time we chose to be put God and Others before us, we are restoring the Garden in our hearts, lives, families, communities and others