Bible Study Questions – John 17:1-11

Bible Study Questions – John 17:1-11

Why do you think Jesus prayed this prayer out loud?

Jesus looked to heaven as he prayed, why? Psalm 121:1-2; 123:1; Mark 7:31-35; John 11:38-41

Why, do you think, we no longer see this very often?

Jesus says his “hour” had come. What did He mean by this? (2 things)

Jesus says in verse 2 that He has been given authority over all flesh. Where else in Scripture do we find evidence of this? Matthew 28:1; Romans 8:34; Colossians 1:15-20; Philippians 2:4-11; Hebrews 5:7-10

Jesus asks only one thing for Himself. What is it? What do you think this means? In what way would each one glorify the other? Vss. 1-5

Could Jesus glorify Himself? John 8:54, 11:4

How will God the Father glorify the Son’s humanity? 1 Corinthians 15:35-50

What do you believe Jesus means by “glorify” the Father?

This is only the second time John has referred to Jesus by the title “Jesus Christ,” which literally means “Jesus Messiah” Where is the first? John 1:17

What is eternal life? Is it only survival of the righteous soul after death? Daniel 12:2; Matthew 25:41-46; Mark 3:29; John 3:16,36, 5:28-29, 6:40, 10:27-28; Revelation 20:11-15

Jesus gives us His definition of eternal life. Why do you think Jesus used this definition?

What danger did the disciples face now that Jesus would no longer be with them?

What are the 8 things that Jesus states in the prayer that he has accomplished while on earth?

Is there a common theme or idea in these 8 accomplishments listed by Jesus?

Up to this point in Salvation History, what had been the instrument of revelation to the covenant people?  How is this changed in the New Covenant?

In verse 9 Jesus expresses His unity with the Father, but there is also a remarkable revelation that Jesus makes concerning His relationship and the Father’s relationship to the disciples. What is that revelation?


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