In the World, But Not Of It (Sanctification: Definitive & Progressive)

Nov 05, 2006 By: Pastor Joseph LoSardo Series: The Prayer of Jesus Scripture: John 17:14-16
This is part 1 of a 4 part series on Sanctification within the series on John 17. The others are: 2. True and False Models of Sanctification 3. The Sent Ones (by Pastor Poss) 4. Sanctified in the Truth Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, says the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you (2 Cor 6:17) It can sadly be said of too many professing Christians, that they refuse to put off the world, because they love the world. They love that which God hates! Though manifested in outward behavior and action, the problem lies not so much is what Christians do, but what is in the heart. Where hatred of evil is lacking, it is because love of the Lord is lacking (Ps. 97:10, Jn 14:15). Our affection for Christ must outweigh our craving for the enjoyment of ease and comfort, so that as we love Christ, we will experience a hatred for the things of the world. Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. (1 Jo 2:15)