Shining a light on the weekly Bible Lessons published in the Christian Science Quarterly®


After Jesus had finished speaking to his disciples, he looked up toward heaven and prayed: Father, the time has come for you to bring glory to your Son, in order that he may bring glory to you.

—Contemporary English Version

Here Christ Jesus has entered Jerusalem for the last time and been honored by throngs of people (see 12:12, 13). Now, in his final prayer recorded by John, he describes his coming spiritual glorification—God’s exalting of His Son, which will be illustrated in the resurrection and ascension.

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Resources cited in this issue

RR: Contemporary English Version, copyright © 1991, 1992, 1995 by American Bible Society. Used by permission.

Cit. 1: Henry, Matthew, Leslie F. Church, and Gerald W. Peterman. Zondervan NIV Matthew Henry Commentary in One Volume: Based on the Broad Oak Edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1992.

Cit. 8: Nienhuis, David R., and Robert W. Wall. Reading the Epistles of James, Peter, John, and Jude as Scripture: The Shaping and Shape of a Canonical Collection. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2013.

Cit. 14: Levine, Amy-Jill, and Marc Zvi Brettler, eds. The Jewish Annotated New Testament: New Revised Standard Version Bible Translation. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Cit. 16: Weiser, Artur. The Psalms. Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, 1962.

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