TEXT: John 17:14-18
14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.
Walking Through Vanity Fair: the Christian and the World, Part 2 (Pilgrim’s Progress According to the Bible #33)
Last week, we learned that while we are in the world, we are not of the world because we abstain from the evil that is in the world. As the Bible says, we do not allow ourselves to be overcome with evil. Today, I want us to look at how we are like Jesus in the world. Jesus describes His disciples, and us, with these words: “They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.” Continue Reading…