Heritage Church

Pastor Jon Hayashi

Heritage Church
302 S 1st
PO Box 509
Odessa, WA 99159
(509) 982-2951
Pre-K thru Adult
Education 9:00
Sunday Service 10:30

Current Sermon Notes

Sanctified By The Truth

John 17:17-26

August 23rd, 2020

  1. I.     We Need To Study Jesus And His Teachings (vs. 13-17)
    1. Jesus Has Given Us The Father’s Word
    2. Embracing The Words Of Jesus Bring Us Joy
    3. Embracing The Words Of Jesus Causes The World Will Hate Us
    4. Jesus Prays For Our Protection.

1)    So that the process of sanctification can be finished.

For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:6, NASB95)

2)    So that the things we need to learn can be learned.

And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve the things that are excellent… (Phil. 1:9–10)

3)    So that the character that needs to be developed can be developed.

…in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ; having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. (Philippians 1:10–11, NASB95)

4)    So that God gets the glory.

  1. II.   What Is Sanctification?
    1. Love Is Doing What Is Best For The Other Person.
    2. Sanctification Is Making Us The Best Version Of Ourselves Possible.


  1. Sanctification Is Letting Love Do Its Work Within Us.


And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren; (Romans 8:28–29, NASB95)

III. How Are We Sanctified? (vs. 17-21)

  1. We Need To Be Transformed By Love


We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, so also are we in this world. (1 John 4:16–17, NASB95)

  1. The Work Of The Holy Spirit

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit. (2 Corinthians 3:17–18, NASB95)

  1. The Word Of God (vs. 17) (2 Thessalonians 2:13)

…Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless. (Ephesians 5:25–27, NASB95)



  1. Sharing The Truth Of God Sanctifies Us (vs. 18)



  1. Obeying The Truth Of God Sanctifies Us. (vs. 19)

Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. “Make level paths for your feet,” so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed. Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. (Hebrews 12:10–14, NIV84)

1)    Discipline – taught to do what is right and trained by it.

2)    Obedience brings healing, righteousness and peace.

3)    Obedience is the fruit of a transformed life.

“This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. You are My friends if you do what I command you.” (John 15:12–14, NASB95)

…Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:31–32, NIV84)

  1. IV.  The Ultimate Purpose? (vs. 22-26)
    1. That We Can Experience The Unity Of God (vs. 22-23) (Ephesians 4:11–13)

1)    That we can be perfected in unity

2)    Being one in spirit in spite of our differences is part of the result of our sanctification.

  1. That The World Can Know That God’s Love Is Real (vs. 23)

1)    When the world sees how we have been transformed by love, they can’t deny it’s real.

2)    Loving as God has loved us is a part of the result of sanctification

  1. That We Can Experience The Glory Of God (vs. 24) - (Exodus 33:18–34:8)

1)    When the world sees us living for a greater purpose by a greater power that brings greater satisfaction, they have to admit that God is real.

2)    Experiencing the glory of God leads us to worship and true worship is a result of sanctification

  1. That God’s Love Might Be In Us Sanctifying Us By His Truth So That We Can Look More Like Jesus (vs. 26)