Sermon from St Andrews Church, Slip End, UK. Sermon given by our reader Julie Taylor given on the 9/5/21.
Sermon starts at 3:40
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I will take you from the nations, and gather you from all the countries, and bring
you into your own land.
I will sprinkle clean water upon you, and you shall be
clean from all your uncleannesses, and from all your idols I will cleanse you.
new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you; and I will remove from
your body the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
I will put my spirit within
you, and make you follow my statutes and be careful to observe my
Then you shall live in the land that I gave to your ancestors; and you
shall be my people, and I will be your God.
“I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They
were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word.
know that everything you have given me is from you;
for the words that you gave to
me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came
from you; and they have believed that you sent me.
I am asking on their behalf; I
am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me,
because they are yours.
All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been
glorified in them.
And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world,
and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given
me, so that they may be one, as we are one.
While I was with them, I protected
them in your name that you have given me. I guarded them, and not one of them
was lost except the one destined to be lost, so that the scripture might be
But now I am coming to you, and I speak these things in the world so that
they may have my joy made complete in themselves.
I have given them your
word, and the world has hated them because they do not belong to the world, just as
I do not belong to the world.
I am not asking you to take them out of the world, but
I ask you to protect them from the evil one.
They do not belong to the world, just
as I do not belong to the world.
Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.
you have sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world.
And for their
sakes I sanctify myself, so that they also may be sanctified in truth.