“We Are Sanctified by God’s Word and Sent into the World to Fulfil Christ’s Great Commission 我們藉神的道成聖，奉差遣進入世界去完成基督的大使命“（John 約翰福音17:17-19）
Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.
Sanctification which implies holiness means being set apart from the corruption of the world for God’s special pleasure and use. This keeping process is not left to us alone; it is a work of God in us and through us, not effected apart from His divine revelation. It is not primarily personal holiness (though that is included), but more so being set apart for God’s service and mission. The more truth we believe, the more sanctified we will be. For the sake of God’s word and work becoming fully effective in His disciples’ lives, Lord Jesus was set aside and offered Himself in sacrifice (as both priest and altar) completing the work of the cross.
Prayer: Dear Lord Jesus, you did not come as a philosopher, an inventor, a discoverer or a conqueror. You came to teach us, to live among us, to suffer for truth and righteousness and to rescue mankind. You were the great Missionary, the Messiah, the Sent One. Thank you such honour and privilege that we are the minor missionaries sent out into the world to accomplish the Father’s will and purpose. Amen.