The Real Lords Prayer

Ian McNaughtonSKU: RLP2969 ISBN: 9781846252969



The High Priestly prayer of Jesus Christ is directed to God the Father from God the Son into which readers 'intrude'. In doing so, they stand on holy ground, and because of this, John 17 is one of the most wonderful and exciting portions in the whole of Scripture. It is spiritually profound and reaches depths we cannot plumb and heights we will never scale.
It is the longest prayer recorded in the New Testament and the longest prayer of Jesus given to us.  We have many sermons, parables and conversations of Jesus but few recorded prayers. Often in the Gospels we are told that he is in the act of prayer but we are not told (except when he prays in Gethsemane, see Matthew 26: 39) what the content of his 'intercessions' were. Thus, there is something unique in John 17. The prayer marks the end of Jesus' earthly ministry and looks forward to the spread of the gospel throughout the world by the apostles and their successors.

About the Author:

Ian McNaughton was  converted when 19 years old after attending his local church for several years, following which he studied theology at the Free Church of Scotland College, Edinburgh, gaining their post-graduate Diploma in Theology and subsequently gaining a Master of Theology degree in Historical Theology from Westminster Theological Seminary, Pennsylvania, USA. He has served as a pastor in FIEC Churches for over thirty years and is now pastor of West Worthing Evangelical Church, West Sussex. He and his wife, Violet, have one adult son, Mark.


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"very useful"

Sound theology, helpful exegetical comment, and pointed contemporary relevance, make this a very useful book. From the Lord’s prayer in John 17 as our starting point, we are taken on a wide ranging journey through the Scriptures, and enabled to see how Christ is the heart and centre of all God’s revelation.
—Dr Jonathan Bayes, Carey Outreach Ministries / Grace Baptist Mission

No more sublime, and yet no more practical chapter is found in all of Scripture. Every time we return to it we see insights we had not seen before. Each occasion that we hear a sermon on this prayer of our Lord our hearts are warmed and our minds are turned heavenward. Here is a treatment of this chapter which is searching and encouraging. It caused me to give thanks to God anew of such a faithful High Priest who ever lives to pray in this way for a sinner like me and never wearies of is. Where would we be without our compassionate prayerful Saviour?
—Revd Geoff Thomas, Pastor since 1965 of Alfred Place Baptist Church,Wales

I am really blessed reading this thorough treatment of the passage! It is deeply theological, but also of real help devotionally. It certainly fulfils Ian’s aims and I am sure it will be helpful to those who read it!
—Rev Dr Andrew Christofides, Pastor of St Mellons Baptist Church, Wales

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