Worldly Christianity (Part 2)
Topic: Mission Verse: John 17:17–17:19
Pastor Art Azurdia preaching part two of a new three part series from John 17:17-19 entitled, "Worldly Christianity."
As we dig deeper into Jesus' prayer in John 17, what Luther called, "the holy of holies." We learn that God wants a holy people, not a moral people--holiness is the very essence of authentic Christian spirituality. Jesus as He prays explains that the truth of God's word is the God appointed means by which we will be sanctified. This means that success in our mission is directly dependent upon the degree to which we are sanctified by the truth. Moreover, while sanctification is brought about by the instrumentality of the word of God, the actual effectiveness of the word of God requires a work that only God Himself can produce. This should drive us to ongoing prayer asking God for illumination and power to work in tandem with His word.
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