Post by Pastor Stephen
John 17 concludes the farewell discourse and Jesus prays to his Father “I glorified you on earth by finishing the work that you gave me to do.” And he finishes that work as he is faithful unto death, even death on the cross. He finishes the work of the Father as he ascends to heaven to take his place at the right hand of the Father. But that’s not all…
The Spirit is poured out on the followers of Jesus in Acts 1, and the Spirit propels them into the world to be about the Father’s work. It’s work that doesn’t always go smoothly, so in 1 Peter we get some guidance for how we as the church are to go about finishing the work of God.
As you read John 17, think about these questions:
- What has it taken you to finish the work you’re focused on now?
- What will it take for us to finish our work as the church?