Joh 13:1-15, 34-35; 14:30-31; 15:9-13; Luk 22:11-12; Heb 9:26; 10:12-18; Matt 23:10-12; Gal 5:13-14; Eph 4:32; 1Pe 1:22-23; 1Jo 3:1.
JOHN-104-230402 - length: 60:10 - taught on Apr, 2 2023
Chapters 13 and 14 : John’s take on the last Passover meal Jesus had with His disciples.
John does not record the institution of the Lord’s Supper itself.
Instead, he gives an extended discourse between Jesus and His closest disciples.
Notice what is in the heart of Jesus.
In other words, it was humble work, to serve others.
Just as Jesus humbled Himself to become a man, so now He humbles Himself to become a servant.
The very next day, He is going to humble Himself even further.
He will become obedient to His Father to the point of death, death on a cross.
He cleansed us from our sins - all of them - with His blood.
He washed their dirty feet. No disciple washed his own feet.
Peter does not understand what Jesus is doing now, but he will in the future.
Jesus washed their feet as an example of what they should do.
And how are we to serve one another? Through love!
Because Jesus was a servant all the way to His death, our sins have been forgiven.
Now we should forgive one another’s sins.
Love is the thing that Peter understood later on, when he wrote his letters.
Too often, people look to religion for the spectacular experience.
No, the greatest thing is simply to love another and be loved by others.
And, best of all, to know that we are greatly loved by God our Father.