Expositions of John 17: the Lord’s Prayer for his Own

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Burgess, Anthony – 145 Expository Sermons upon John 17, or, Christ’s Prayer before his Passion Explicated, and both practically and polemically improved  1656

***  “A Standard work by a great Puritan.  Somewhat prolix.” – Spurgeon

Newton, George – An Exposition with Notes, Unfolded and Applied on John 17, delivered in Sermons preached weekly on the Lord’s-Day, to the Congregation in Taunton Magdalene  Buy

Newton (1602–1681)

***  “If not one of the chief of the Puritans, Newton was but little behind the front rank in ability.  Joseph Alleine was his assistant minister at Taunton.  His writings are plain and profitable.” – Spurgeon



Alexander, Thomas – The Great High Priest within the Veil, being an Exposition, Doctrinal and Practical of John 17  1857

***  “Sound theology and honest exposition.  Multum in parvo [much in little].” – Spurgeon

Brown, John, of Edinburgh – An Exposition of our Lord’s Intercessory Prayer  1866

Brown of Edinburgh was a renowned Secession Church of Scotland minister and professor, many of whose works the Banner of Truth has reprinted.

***  “Dr. Brown is always deep, full, and overflowing.” – Spurgeon

Pierce, Samuel – An Exposition of the Lord’s Prayer as recorded in John 17 in 22 Sermons  1812

Pierce (1746–1829) was an English, calvinistic baptist.

***  “Always sweet as honey to those of strong Calvinistic views.” – Spurgeon

Ross, Charles – The Inner Sanctuary: an Exposition of Jn. 13-17  Buy  288 pp.  Banner of Truth

Ross (1831-1892) was a Free Church of Scotland minister.



More Expositions


Rollock, Robert – 25 Sermons upon the Last Sermon and Conference of our Lord Jesus Christ with his Disciples Immediately before his Passion, contained in the 14th, 15th, and 16th chapters of the Gospel of St. John, as also upon that most excellent prayer, contained in the 17th Chapter  d. 1599

Willet, Andrew – The Treasure of the Church consisting of the Perpetual Intercession and most holy prayer of Christ, set forth in John 17, which in this treatise is plainly interpreted, with necessary doctrines enlarged and fit applications enforced  1604

Willet (1562–1621)

Hooker, Thomas – A Comment upon Christ’s Last Prayer in the Seventeenth of John, wherein is Opened the Union Believer’s have with God & Christ, and the Glorious Privileges Thereof  (London, 1656)

Manton, Thomas – John 17, Sermons 1-32, 33-45  d. 1677

“A deep, rich and full exposition by a Puritan divine.” – Cyril J. Barber



Bernard, Thomas – The Central Teaching of Christ: a Study of John 13-17  Buy  1892  444 pp.

“Thomas Dehany Bernard (1815-1904) was an English Clergyman.  He graduated from Exeter College, Oxford, and after several notable pastorates ministered at Wells Cathedral, ultimately becoming its Chancellor…  Thomas Bernard was noted for his strong evangelical convictions… he remained… uncompromising in his adherence to the integrity of the Word of God.” – Cyril J. Barber

Drummond, D.T.K. – The Last Scenes in the Life of our Lord and Savior, or a series of Practical Expositions on the Last Nine Chapters of John  1841

Landels, William – The Savior’s Parting Prayer for his Disciples  1872

**  “Sermons of a high order: style admirable, but rather diffuse.  To be estimated rather from a homiletical than an expository point of view.” – Spurgeon

Moule, H.C.G. – The High Priestly Prayer: a Devotional Commentary on the 17th Chapter of John  Buy

Rainsford, Marcus – Our Lord Prays for his Own: Thoughts on John 17  476 pp.  Buy  Preview  reprinted by Kregel and Moody Press

Rainsford (d. 1897) was an evangelical pastor in London who worked with Moody and Sankey in their evangelistic tour.

“…the greatest classic ever written on Christ’s high priestly prayer for His people.”  “Timely, relevant devotional thoughts on John 17.” – Cyril J. Barber



Swete, Henry Barclay – The Last Discourse and Prayer of our Lord: a Study of John 14-17  1913  205 pp.

“A careful study of John 14-17.” – Cyril J. Barber

Lloyd-Jones, Martin

The Assurance of our Salvation, Studies in John 17, Exploring the Depth of Jesus’ Prayer for his Own  Buy

The Basis of Christian Unity: an Exposition of John 17 and Eph. 4  Buy




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