2 Samuel 13.1-39; John 17.1-26; Psalm 119.81-96; Proverbs 16.6-7
John 17 is one of the most powerful chapters of Jesus’ sayings in all of scripture. Perhaps the most significant portion of this prayer of Jesus is his request that his disciples remain unified. For many, unity would not be one of the hallmarks of Christianity – disunity and divisiveness would probably be better seen as the calling card of many followers of Jesus. What can we do today to ensure that people see the unity of believers, not the opposite?
Why would David long to be reunited with Absalom, giving what he had done to David and his family?
How would you say that Jesus has been revealed to you?
Why is it significant that God’s faithfulness has continued from the time of the psalmist to today? How have you seen this faithfulness at work in your life?
“When people’s lives please the Lord, even their enemies are at peace.” What examples can you give of this being true?