Sanctify Them In The Truth

Kenny Foster

May 12, 2024


Sermon by Kenny Foster, Associate Pastor, from Psalm 1 & John 17:6-19. Sanctification is something everyone who follows Christ is expected to pursue. But is it merely for individualistic fulfillment? Or, does it have a broader communal aim as well? And if so, then how does sanctification affect racial harmony? Jesus’ prayer for his people in John 17 gives us a broad understanding of sanctification when Jesus prays, “Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.” The Christian family is dependent on the sanctifying truth of God’s word to empower us to maintain the unity we’ve been given for the glory of God. Christ prays for our sanctification so that we may be one as he and the Father are one. then he sanctifies himself so that we may be sanctified. What does this mean? Our unity is not incidental to our sanctification, it is at the heart of it.