Scripture: John 13:8-17
Focus Scripture: “I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.” John 13:15 (NIV)
What was Jesus really doing when He assumed a servant’s role and washed the disciples’ feet?
William Barclay points out there is only one kind of greatness, the greatness of service.1.Anything else is selfishness. He tells us the Teacher made this fact an underlying message through the visual image of foot washing.
When do we do service in our 21st Century church? When we do any of the following:
1. Volunteer for a task.
2. Visit those who are ill.
3. Pray for others consistently.
4. Donate time and talent to ministry.
We are all servants. When we ask Jesus to come into our hearts, He bestows certain Spiritual gifts he desires us to use for the expansion of His kingdom. What we do with those gifts is our gift to Him
1. Daily Study Bible Book of John, vol. 2, William Barclay, page 139, © 1975 Westminster Press Philadelphia