Yak Pak Week of March 21st – 27th

Posted: March 19, 2015 in Uncategorized
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Jesus Washes the Disciples Feet

Our hope is for our kids to know that: Only those who are washed by Jesus are saved

Key Verse: …to Him who loves us has freed us from our sins by His blood” Revelations 1:5c

Read:
(Open the bible and read to your child John 13:1-15) Jesus was about to be betrayed and suffer on the cross, but as the disciples prepared for the last supper, Jesus became a servant. He washed the feet of the disciples, a job that was not pleasant. People wore sandals in those days, so their feet were dirty from the dust and dirt. Furthermore, they traveled on animals, so the roads were littered with animal feces. By washing the feet of the disciples Jesus made a statement. Not only was this an example for how leaders should lead, it also showed that unless you are washed by Jesus, you can’t be saved. Jesus washes away our sins, so that we may have eternity with him.

The Jesus Connection:
How does today’s Bible story fit into God’s greater plan of redemption?

Jesus’ greatest act of service was not washing feet. Paul tells us in Philippians 2:7–8 that our attitude should be the same as that of Jesus who “made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.”

Jesus—God himself—performed his greatest act of service for us by giving up his life for us. The events in the upper room were pointing ahead to what would soon happen in the crucifixion. It was demeaning for Jesus to wash the disciples’ feet. He was washing away the outward dirt with water and a towel. How much more demeaning was it for him to wash filthy hearts, taking upon himself all our vile sin and shedding his own blood as an atoning sacrifice to wash our sin away?

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