Pastor Ron Roddey
"Why Does God Leave Us In This World?"
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
Sunday Evening, April 03, 2016
John Chapter 17
17:1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and
said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may
17:2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give
eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.
17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true
God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
17:4 I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which
thou gavest me to do.
17:5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the
glory which I had with thee before the world was.
17:6 I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of
the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept
17:7 Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me
are of thee.
17:8 For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they
have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and
they have believed that thou didst send me.
17:9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou
hast given me; for they are thine.
17:10 And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in
17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and
I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou
hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
17:12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those
that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son
of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
17:13 And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world,
that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
17:14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because
they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
17:15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but
that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
17:16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
17:18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them
into the world.
17:19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be
sanctified through the truth.
17:20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall
believe on me through their word;
17:21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in
thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that
thou hast sent me.
17:22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they
may be one, even as we are one:
17:23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one;
and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them,
as thou hast loved me.
17:24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me
where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for
thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.
17:25 O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have
known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.
17:26 And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that
the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.