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

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

[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
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."

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

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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.