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24th May 2020

John 17: 1-11

Jesus says that the hour has come for him to glorify the Father. He prays for those who have kept God’s word and so belong to God. He prays for their protection in the world as he leaves it, and that they may be one.

Bible Story:

John 17: 1-11 (International Children’s Bible) Jesus Prays for His Followers: 17 After Jesus said these things he looked toward heaven. Jesus prayed, “Father, the time has come. Give glory to your Son so that the Son can give glory to you. 2 You gave the Son power over all people so that the Son could give eternal life to all those people you have given to him. 3 And this is eternal life: that men can know you, the only true God, and that men can know Jesus Christ, the One you sent. 4 I finished the work you gave me to do. I brought you glory on earth. 5 And now, Father, give me glory with you. Give me the glory I had with you before the world was made.

6 “You gave me some men from the world. I have shown them what you are like. Those men belonged to you, and you gave them to me. They have obeyed your teaching. 7 Now they know that everything you gave me comes from you. 8 I gave these men the teachings that you gave me. They accepted those teachings. They know that I truly came from you. 9 I pray for them now. I am not praying for the people in the world. But I am praying for those men you gave me, because they are yours. 10 All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And my glory is shown through these men. 11 Now I am coming to you. I will not stay in the world now. But these men are still in the world. Holy Father, keep them safe. Keep them safe by the power of your name (the name you gave me), so that they will be one, the same as you and I are one.

Reflection Points:
 What does it mean to glorify someone or give them glory?
 How do you think you could give Jesus glory in your life?
 How does God demonstrate his glory in the world today?

Name in lights:

Create a glorifying piece of art!
Look up some pictures of people’s names in lights – theatre boards or posters.

 Think about how there are describing words or ways of ‘lifting up’ the person or advertisement being promoted.

 This week we encourage you to create a ‘name in lights’ poster for Jesus.
 Some example words could be: amazing, strong, powerful, holy (etc.)

Prayer:

On Good Friday,
Jesus died on the cross.
On Easter Sunday,
Jesus came back to life.
At the ascension,
Jesus went to heaven.
Now we wait for Pentecost;
Father, send the Holy Spirit
to fill our lives
and to be with us always.
Amen.

This Weeks Action:

Put your poster up in your room/ house to remind you of how amazing Jesus is!

24th May 2020 – download the PDF here and print of the Activity sheets.