To Get Sent Back Out
Mike Bullmore / November 24, 2019
BIBLE PASSAGE FOR THIS SERMON
14 I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 15 I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. 19 And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth. 20 “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, 21 that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.
Sermon Application Questions
- What do you think the phrase “let your light shine” means? What exactly is the “light”? How exactly does it “shine”?
- Think about the statement that got made several times in the sermon this past Sunday: “God wants you present in the world as a Christian.” If that is true, what are the implications of that for you?
- How might this reason for our Sunday gatherings—to get sent back out—affect the way you come on Sunday?
Why We Gather is a month-long series exploring why we get together on Sunday mornings every week. The fourth reason we gather is to get sent back out. Sermon Text: John 17: 14-21 and Matthew 5:14-16