Serve One Another - John 13:1-17 * Wed. 6-7-17

Serve One Another

John 13:1-17

 

I.       Serve with Love (vs. 1-4)

a. What “hour” is Jesus referring to in verse 1? __________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________

b. What is profound about what Jesus states at the end of verse 1? ____________________________ __________________________________________________________________________

c. How do we know that everything that is about to happen is initiated by the love Jesus had for His own? ___________________________________________________________________________

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d. John includes several notes that make clear what Jesus would do was already known to Him…how does that shape the importance of what He does? _________________________________________________

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II.     Serve with Humility (vs. 5-11) “He began to wash the disciple’s feet”

a. To wipe the disciple’s feet with the same towel He had wrapped around Him where must Jesus have been positioned? ____________________________________________________________________

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b. Why was this act so unsettling to Peter? ______________________________________________

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c. When it came down to either being washed or not having a part with Jesus what does Peter decide?” ____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________

d. What does Jesus mean, “you are clean” and “not all of you?” _________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________

III.   Follow Through and Serve (vs. 12-17) “do as I have done to you”

a. Jesus told the disciples they would not understand now but after they would (vs. 7) ...does His explanation here suffice …or was it later still? ___________________________________________________________

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b. Was the example Jesus gave specific to washing each other’s feet?

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c. Verse 14 reveals the radically different attitude about serving…why? ________________________________________________________________________________

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d. How do we know this was not a philosophical exercise and Jesus actually expected action based on His example? _________________________________________________________________________

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IV.  Application:  What would you be willing to do in service to others that demonstrates the love and heart of Christ? ___________________________________________________________________________________

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