dedicated and sent

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John 17:15-19

Joh 17:15 I am not praying that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.

Joh 17:16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.

Joh 17:17 Dedicate them by the truth; your word is truth.

Joh 17:18 As you sent me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.

Joh 17:19 I dedicate myself for them, so that they also may be dedicated by the truth.

dedicated and sent

In the next chapter, we will read Jesus’ statement before Pilate: “I was born for this, and I have come into the world for this: to give evidence of the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.”1 He had a mission, and that mission would send him to the cross. But that mission also was also to give evidence of the truth.

We have a mission as well. Just as the Father sent Him into the world, He has sent us into the world. We have a responsibility to communicate the truth of the gospel, and also to give evidence of it.

Lord, give us the single-mindedness of people who are dedicated and sent.


About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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