[PC-USA] 2000-03-05 - Jesus as Intercessor

Passages about Jesus Series, Part 3

As children of God, we have the privilege of talking to our Heavenly Father in prayer about our own requests, and interceding for other people as well. But isn't it encouraging to know that the One Who loves us most of all, intercedes (prays) for us also? Below are some passages that demonstrate Christ as our Intercessor.

Jesus Praying for Children

Matt 19:13 Then little children were brought to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked those who brought them. 14 Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." 15 When he had placed his hands on them, he went on from there. (NIV)

Jesus Praying for His Disciples

John 17:6 "I have revealed you (greek: your name; also in verse 26) to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. 7 Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. 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. (NIV)

Jesus Praying for All Christians

John 17:20 "My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 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. 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. 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. 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 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." (NIV)

Jesus Praying for You and Me

Heb. 7:23 Now there have been many of those priests, since death prevented them from continuing in office; 24 but because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. 25 Therefore he is able to save completely (or forever) those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. (NIV)

Jan

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