John 17:1–5 (NKJV)
1 Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You, 2 as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him. 3 And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. 4 I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. 5 And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.
I The Lord Jesus sees His death as the definitive hour of all human history
“Father, the hour has come.”
II Jesus sees His suffering and death as His glorification.
“Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You.”
III Jesus sees His death as to bring about the fellowship between God and His chosen people (next week)