Friday, October 21, 2011

The Mystery Of Feet Washing

Feet Washing - Key Learning Points
1.Feet Washing is a mystery of transfer of spiritual virtues from Jesus to His disciples  – John 13:3
2.The mystery of Feet Washing may not be understood at first but the spiritual effects are always clear thereafter  – John 13:7
3.Christians ought to wash one another’s feet following the example set by Jesus Himself – John 13:14 - 15
4.Feet Washing when done with understanding brings happiness (fulfillment) – John 13:17

Full Text of Jesus Washing The Feet Of The Disciples and Giving Us An Example to Follow

John 13:1 -17 (KJV)

 3 Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God;
 4 He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself.
 5 After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.
 6 Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet?
 7 Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.
 8 Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me.
 9 Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.
 10 Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all.
 11 For he knew who should betray him; therefore said he, Ye are not all clean.
 12 So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you?
 13 Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.
 14 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet.
 15 For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.
 16 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.
 17 If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.