JOHN 13

6 Outlines

 

John 13:1-7

LOWLY SERVICE

 

HIS SECURITY AS THE SON – Vss. 1-3

Jesus knew it was time to leave this world. Vs. 1

Jesus loved His own. Vs. 1

Jesus knew that He would be betrayed. Vs. 2

Jesus knew “that the Father had given all things into hands.” Vs. 3

Jesus knew “that he was come from God, and went to God.” Vs. 3

 

HIS SERVICE AS THE SAVIOR – Vss. 4-11

He took the servants’ job of washing the Apostles’ feet. Vss. 4-5

He was resisted by Peter. Vss. 6-8

Every believer must be washed by Jesus. Originally for salvation and regularly for the cleansing of daily sin. Vss. 8-11, 1 Peter 1:18-19, 1 John 1:9

 

HIS STANDARD AS OUR SUPERIOR – Vss. 12-17

Jesus is Master and Lord – Vs. 13

We are to follow the Lord’s example – Vss. 14-15

We can not escape the responsibility – Vs. 16

Obedience leads to happiness. – Vs. 17

 

Although some believe in the literal washing of the brethren’s feet, I view this as figurative.

I wash a brother’s feet, so to speak, when I serve him or her humbly. Philippians 2:1-4

I wash a brother’s feet when I help them deal with a sin problem. Galatians 6:1-2

If lowly service to my brother means literally washing his feet, I WILL wash his feet.

 

 

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John 13:1-17

THE UPPER ROOM

 

THE CONFIDENCE OF JESUS - Vss. 1-3

 

THE CONDESCENSION OF JESUS - Vss. 4-5

 

THE CONVERSATION WITH PETER - Vss. 6-11

 

THE COMMAND TO FOLLOW - Vss. 12-17

 

 

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John 13:18-30 (1)

BETRAYED!

 

THE BETRAYER ANNOUNCED Vss. 18-21

THE BETRAYER IDENTIFIED Vss.22-26

THE BETRAYER DISPATCHED Vss. 27-30

 

 

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John 13:18-30

BETRAYED! (2)

 

We have all been hurt by our friends from time to time. I venture to say that most of those hurts were not given to us intentionally.  Being hurt by a friend is bad, but being betrayed by a friend is far worse.  When someone we have trusted, breaks that trust, turns on us and does us harm, we are betrayed.

 

Of course the greatest betrayal in all of history was Judas' betrayal of Jesus. 

 

THE TRAITOR DECLARED - Vss. 18-21

Jesus announces to all that one of the twelve would betray him (Vs. 18). He told them in advance, so they would believe in Him as the omniscient Son of God (Vs. 19)

Judas was allowed to be present with the twelve so that Scripture would be fulfilled (Vs. 18, Psalm 41:9)

 

THE TRAITOR DEFINED - Vss. 22-26 (Compare Matthew 26:20-25)

 

It is interesting that all the disciples thought themselves capable of betraying Jesus.

Perhaps, when Judas asked if he was the traitor, it was done in such low tones, nobody but he and Judas could hear.

 

Jesus took a choice morsel (sop) of food and offered it to Judas. This indicated that he was the traitor. Usually this act was used for giving honor to a guest.  Even as Jesus identified Judas, he was also reaching out to him in love.

 

THE TRAITOR DISMISSED - Vss. 27-30

 

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John 13:34-35

RESPONSIBLE CHRISTIANITY

 

There are those who are know Christ as Savior, but do not act responsibly as Christians.  Christianity is more than "fire insurance from hell".  It is a lifestyle to be lived before the world. A good way to start living responsibly as a Christian is to practice John 13:34-35

 

IT'S A COMMAND - Vs. 34 - "A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another;"

 

IT'S A COMBINED EFFORT - Vs. 34 - "...love one another;" - This is a reciprocal relationship. I am to love other Christians. They are to love me. We are to work together at it. Even if I am not loved in return, I am still responsible to love.

 

IT'S A CHALLENGE - Vs 34 - "...as I have loved you, that ye also love one another." - Here are some of the ways Jesus loved, which we should imitate:

1. He Accepted People. (Fishermen, tax collectors, Nicodemus, the poor, the wealthy.)

2. He Acted With Compassion. (Widow Of Nain, Mary & Martha, the blind, the sick, the hungry.)

3. He Had a Servant's Attitude. (Luke 22:24-27)

4. He Answered Our Problem By Offering Himself. (2 Corinthians 5:21)

 

IT'S A COMMERCIAL - Vs. 35 - "By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another."

 

 

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THE BADGE

 

Several years ago I had the pleasure of going to a pastors' conference at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.  While at this conference, which featured many great speakers, we were required to wear a badge.  This badge indicated that we were a part of the conference and entitled to meals and other privileges at the conference. The badge gave us authority to participate.

 

In the old west, or at least in the old west portrayed on the television screen and in the movies, many lawmen such as Matt Dillon and Wyatt Erp wore badges to symbolize who they were.  Even the Lone Ranger was known for his badge, a mask.

 

Today, policemen still wear or carry badges. They serve as identification.

 

Right now we want to talk about your badge.  You have a badge that you are supposed to wear if you are a born again Christian.  Your badge serves as identification.  It tells the world that you are a Christian.  I am talking about the badge of love.

 

"A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also

love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to

another."

 

THE BADGE EXTENDED (Issued to the disciples.) - "A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another;"

 

THE BADGE EXEMPLIFIED - "as I have loved you, that ye also love one another."

 

THE BADGE EVALUATED - "By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love

one to another."

The "badge" of Christianity is only genuine when Christians love each other.  The world is evaluating our badges to see if they are real or phony.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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