Pr. Jon Niketh, preaching
It is possible to hear in Jesus’ high priestly prayer, a prayer he offered shortly before his death, the petitions of the ascended Christ for his own throughout history—to our day—and beyond. Jesus prays for us. In holy baptism we become believers in God, have our robes washed in the flood of Christ’s forgiveness, and receive the gift of life forever with all the saints.
While in prison, Paul speaks to the jailer, who is then baptized
Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous. (Ps. 97:12)
Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21
Blessed are those who wash their robes
Jesus prays that the disciples will be one and abide in his love