He Sent Him from Heaven to Earth: AMAZING Grace!

  • Tuesday, October 26, 2010

  • As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.”  John 17:17
    As we near the end of our study of Jesus’ prayer for Himself, His disciples, and for us, we focus on the method that God has chosen to spread His word…

    Jesus’ Mission was to…
    ·          save them out of the world – While I was with them, I was keeping them in Thy name which Thou hast given Me; and I guarded them, and not one of them perished but the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.  John 17:12
    ·          preserve them in the world "I do not ask Thee to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one.” John 17:15
    ·          send them to the world – “As Thou didst send Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. John 17:18

    Jesus’ Method was
    ·          Incarnational – He took on human form so as to go TO the world
    ·          Intentional – He sought out those who were lost
    ·          Incidental – He was aware of those hurting and seeking and in need of Him.
    ·          Individual – He loves the lost
    ·          Indispensable – He is THE way, THE truth, and THE life!

    Jesus’ Message was and is that man is
    ·          separated – we have broken fellowship with God through our sin
    ·          condemned – we are all guilty and deserve shame and death
    ·          redeemed – God sent HIM to save us… this is the unfolding drama of the gospel
    ·          justified – in the eyes of God, Jesus has taken care of our debt – it is PAID IN FULL!
    ·          transformed – we are a new creation
    ·          restored – the sin that separated us, that has been dealt with by Jesus will return us to Eden’s fellowship!

    Jesus has prayed that we be in the world, but NOT of the world… How can this be possible?
    1.       Have a passion for the Word  (John 17:17) - Only the Word keeps us from loving the World
    2.       Partner with the Body – we are to be ONE even as He and the Father and the Spirit are ONE!
    3.       Be in Prayer and depend upon prayer

    Just be Jesus in your square mile” – Stuart Briscoe

    “As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world." John 17:17


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