Our king and master has said to us:
“For I did not come to be served but to serve…”
Last Sunday, Pastor Jim did a beautiful job teaching us about a foot washing that took place in the home of Lazarus, Martha and Mary. Within a span of five days, another foot washing would take place. Jesus, the one who had His feet washed with expensive perfume, would now be the One washing the dirt off the feet of the disciples. He does this before teaching a most powerful and penetrating lesson. Someone has said, “That’s the way it is with Jesus – before He teaches, He touches.”
To prepare for this week’s Bible study, I want to encourage you to read John 13:1-20 and Matthew 20:20-28.
As you read and meditate on these two passages, ask yourselves about the “what” and the “why” of Jesus’ teaching. For the believer, the why is always more important than the what.
It’s just a personal opinion, but I believe that chapters 13-16 of John’s Gospel contain the most important and relevant guidelines for our experience on the spiritual journey. I trust you’ll make it a priority to join your church family as we “unpack” these Scriptures together.
I’m excited to worship, fellowship, learn, serve, and proclaim Jesus with you this coming Sunday.
Don’t forget: back to two (2) services this week. See you at 9:00 and 10:45. Love you church!
“Lord, if you want to use me in any way today, I am available.”
Love God – Love Neighbor – Lead Others