What Jesus Did! 'Sent!' — John 17:18-19

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

"I have sent them into the world, the same as you sent me into the world. I am making myself ready to serve. I do this for them, so that they can truly be ready for your service."
— John 17:18-19 NLT
Illustration of John 17:18-19 NLT — "I have sent them into the world, the same as you sent me into the world. I am making myself ready to serve. I do this for them, so that they can truly be ready for your service."

Key Thought

Jesus was sent from God to us so we could return to God as his beloved children. Now Jesus sends his disciples (including us) into the world to make a difference in those we meet. Jesus now gives himself totally to God so that our mission and our future and our lives belong to the Father as well. Our mission is God-led, God-inspired, and God-willed. We are his and our mission is his. Why? Because all who follow Jesus, all who call him Lord, belong to God!

Today's Prayer

Father, take control of my heart, my life, and my will. Use me and my influence and my relationships to touch the world with your truth and grace. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • John 20:19-21
  • Matthew 6:24-27
  • Matthew 28:18-20

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.