Pastor Ron Roddey
"What the Bible Says About the World"
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
Sunday Evening, August 01, 2021
John Chapter 17
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 glorify
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.