Saturday, July 27, 2013

Feet Washing - Why Christians Do Feet Washing



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TEXT: John13:1 - 17
1 Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.
2 And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him;
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.

BIBLICAL CHARACTERS
:  Jesus – He washed the feet of His disciples and instructed them to be doing it – John 13:14 - If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet.
MEMORY VERSE:
James 1:22 - But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

What We Learn From The Passage Where Jesus Washed The Feet Of His Disciple
1.        Feet Washing is a mystery to transfer power from Jesus Christ to His followers – Jn.13:3- Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God;
2.        Christians are expected to wash one another’s feet following the example of Jesus
Jn.13:14 - If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet.

BIBLICAL TRUTH: Jesus Himself started the mystery of Feet Washing – John 13:3 - 17
CHALLENGE FACTOR:
Do you understand why we do feet washing now?
POSITIVE CONFESSION
: I will study the Bible more to understand more of the mysteries God has for us.
ALTER CALL.