TEXT: John 17:16-19
John MacArthur said, "Discipleship entails a life of total self-denial, a humble disposition towards others, a whole-hearted devotion to the Lord alone, a willingness to obey His commands in everything, an eagerness to sense Him even in His absence, and a motivation that comes from knowing He is well pleased."
Today, we return to Jesus' prayer for God to sanctify His disciples. The purpose of the disciples’ sanctification is for them to be set apart, consecrated, hallowed (made holy) by God so that God can use them.
This sanctification is done, as Jesus prayed, “through [God’s] truth: thy word is truth.” The first way this is carried out is through the revelation of Jesus Christ who is ‘the Way, the Truth, and the Life.’ His Spirit living inside of the disciples, and in all believers, transforms us little by little into His likeness.