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John 13:1-20

October 24, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

“Before the Passover celebration, Jesus knew that his hour had come to leave this world and return to his Father. He had loved his disciples during his ministry on earth, and now he loved them to the very end.[a] 2 It was time for supper, and the devil had already prompted Judas,[b] son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. 34 So he got up from the table, took off his robe, wrapped a towel around his waist, 5 Jesus knew that the Father had given him authority over everything and that he had come from God and would return to God. and poured water into a basin. Then he began to wash the disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel he had around him.” v. 1-5

Josiah is joining me this morning for what he calls our early time. A time where we talk with God and read from the Bible.  So Cool!

Jesus knew His time on earth was coming to an end.  He knew that Judas had already made sold him out like we talked about yesterday.  There are s lot of things that Jesus could have done.  But even until His final days he was a servant to all.  We see this in the way he spent his last meal with his disciples.  Taking on a servants role Jesus washes their feet.  Why is this significant!  2 reasons,

1.  It teaches the Disciples Humility.  They felt unworthy to have Jesus wash their feet.  In fact Peter tried to refuse to have Jesus wash his feet.  Jesus shows once again that He cam to serve not be served.  By doing this He is teaching his disciples the importance of serving others in love.

2.  Jesus is commissioning the Disciples for ministry.  Not only are they learning about humility, they are hearing Jesus tell them to remember the things they have talked about and share that with other.

We have been given the same charge.  Jesus wants us to look at this example and serve other in love and share with them the Good News.

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