We read about Jesus washing the disciples feet in John 13. This is just one of several important things that happen in the upper room on the same night in which He was betrayed and arrested. What else happened in the upper room that night?
After the eating of the Passover dinner, John 13:4 says Jesus, “rose from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself. 5 After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded”.
As He washed their feet he came to Simon Peter. How does Peter react? Why do you think he reacted this way?
What does it mean to you that in spite of what you read in verse 3 and 13, Jesus washed the disciples feet?
Jesus said that this was an example and that we should do as He has done. (14, 15) By what reasoning do most Christians believe that foot washing is not something we must do today?
If we are not required to practice literal foot washing, how do we follow Jesus’ example?
Finally, what promise does Jesus make to those who choose to follow His example? (17)
What did Jesus say that is similar to this recorded in Acts 20:35?
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