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The Lord Your Healer: 

Discover Him and Find His Healing Touch by Paul J. Bucknell

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Discover Him and Find His Healing Touch

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The Bible Teaching Commentary on Genesis: The Book of Foundations

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Overcoming Anxiety: Finding Peace, Discovering God


Survey of the Gospel of John

Jesus’ Priestly Prayer

John 17:13-15

Protect His Disciples

Paul J. Bucknell

The Bible Teaching Commentary

John 17:1-8 Glorify | John 17:9-12 Unite | John 17:13-15 Protect
John 17:16-19 Sanctify | John 17:20-23 Testimony | John 17:24-26 Share

Protect His Disciples (John 17:13-15) is the third of six requests made during Jesus' lengthy prayer at the end of the Upper Room Discourse which shows us how much the evil one is pursing God's people and why we need to seek more of God's protection. Includes Bible study questions.

3) Protect His Disciples (John 17:13-15)

“I do not ask Thee to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one” (John 17:15).

Just as Jesus faced opposition, so will His believers. Once they belong to Him, they no longer belong to the world. The world opposes them and Satan (the evil one) works through ‘his‘ world to oppose them. Study Corner

  1. What is Jesus’ purpose of coming and teaching us (13)?

  2. What has the Lord given the believers that make the world opposed to them (14)?

  3. What are two sources that threaten the believers (14-15)?


The solution would seem to be to take us out of this world or remove us beyond harm’s danger. Isn’t that what we do with our babies? God, however, keeps us here for deeper reasons. Jesus only asks to keep us from the evil one so that we can (like Himself) accomplish what God desires to do through our lives.

Reflection and application questions

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4) Sanctify God’s People (John 17:16-19)

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