The word sent is used at least 40 times in the Gospel of John. Jesus often defines himself in his mission as the one who was sent and tells us that the FatherĀ  is the one who sent him. Below are 6 of those times Jesus refers to himself as being sent from the Father.

  1. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who sent him. (John 5:23)
  2. I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life. (John 5:24)
  3. By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me. (John 5:30)
  4. And the Father who sent me has himself testified concerning me. (John 5:37)
    Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” (John 6:29)
  5. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all that he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. (John 6:39)
  6. As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. (John 9:4)

You can search your Bible for other passages where Jesus tells us he is sent from the Father, but spend a little time now and reflect on the 6 listed above.

Grace and Peace,

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