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

Monday, October 31, 2022

[Jesus prayed,] "Just as you sent me into the world, I am sending [my disciples] into the world. And I give myself as a holy sacrifice for them so they can be made holy by your truth."
— John 17:18-19 NLT

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 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 impart your truth and grace to the part of the world that I encounter. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

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

Comments

Other Devotionals from Heartlight for Monday, October 31, 2022

A daily passage of Scripture emphasizing praise to our God.
"Praise the name of the LORD. Praise him, you who serve the LORD."
A devotional to help reclaim Jesus as the daily Lord of our lives.
"Dear Beloved, On Paul's last visit with the Ephesian elders, he warned them:Here are my instructions: diligently guard yourselves, and diligently..."
A daily devotional featuring a Bible verse, thought and prayer.
"Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith,..."
A daily devotional about the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
"[Jesus said,] "I tell you, whoever publicly acknowledges me before others, the Son of Man will also acknowledge before the angels of God. ... When you are..."

Illustration

Illustration of John 17:18-19 NLT — [Jesus prayed,] "Just as you sent me into the world, I am sending [my disciples] into the world. And I give myself as a holy sacrifice for them so they can be made holy by your truth."

About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

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.