Tom kicks of our series in John 17 on Jesus' high priestly prayer. In our passage today, John 17:1-5, we see how that the glory of God is the central theme of Jesus' prayer and what this prayer means for his followers.
John 17:1 - 17:5
17:1 When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, 2 since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. 3 And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. 4 I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. 5 And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.