The last thing that Jesus prayed for his disciples while he was still with them was, “sanctify them by your truth.” We’ve already read through and studied where Jesus had prayed that the Father would keep the disciples in His name and that he would keep them from evil; that he would guard God’s character in their hearts and that he would guard their hearts from returning to the places of evil that once governed them. Jesus was praying things that the authors of the New Testament would later write about. He was praying that the apostles would be new creations in which old things would pass away and all things will become new. He was praying that they would be transformed by the renewing of their mind and that they would no longer be conformed to the patterns of the age. And then on today’s prayer request, we see the third and final of his prayers for the apostles where he is praying that they would be holy even as God is holy.
In today’s sermon Pastor Abie Kulynych takes us on a journey to discover what Jesus’ prayer means for the Church, for us today, “Sanctify Them By Your Truth.”