To Serve (12/16/2018)
John 13:1-17, Brian Doten:
The night before his crucifixion Jesus gathered his disciples in the Upper Room for one final evening together. Jesus taught them, celebrated Passover with them – and repurposed Passover to become Communion, and he did something else that totally surprised the disciples. He washed their feet. Why did Jesus do that? In his own words Jesus said, “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and you are right, because that’s what I am. And since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other’s feet. I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you.” Jesus calls every disciple then and now to follow his example – to serve others. Are you doing that? Where? How?