Jun 28, 2015
Why Can’t Everyone Wash Feet?
This week we have a special missionary guest speaker Phil Webb from Fellowship International. He will be preaching from John 13:1-17 entitled "Why Can't Everyone Wash Feet?"

Questions:

Please read John 13:1-17
Ice Breaker: Ice Breaker: The presence of vulnerability is necessary, if a true “community” of believers is to develop.

Describe a time when you witnessed or experienced honest vulnerability in someone. What effect did that have on you or the group?

1. What would be the significance of Jesus sharing this lesson with His disciples at this particular point in time? (v.1) Similarly, how is this significant to you and your life today?

2. Describe any parallels you see in the relationship between Judas and Jesus, and our modern society and God. (vv.2-5)

3. Describe Jesus’ actions in verses 4 and 5 with respect to the culture of His time. How does the disciples’ response indicate the depth of their understanding of what Jesus was demonstrating to them? (vv.6-11)

4. What is Jesus’ expectation of His disciples? (vv.12-17) What attitude towards others would the disciples need to embrace?

5. Explain why this “act of foot washing” would be hard for any of us to do for our friends today? What would have to change in us to make an act like this possible?

6. In what ways can we “wash the feet” of others?

“To aim at loving instead of being loved requires sacrifice. Love reaches out, expecting no personal reward.” - Elizabeth Elliot
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  • Jun 28, 2015Why Can’t Everyone Wash Feet?
    Jun 28, 2015
    Why Can’t Everyone Wash Feet?
    This week we have a special missionary guest speaker Phil Webb from Fellowship International. He will be preaching from John 13:1-17 entitled "Why Can't Everyone Wash Feet?"

    Questions:

    Please read John 13:1-17
    Ice Breaker: Ice Breaker: The presence of vulnerability is necessary, if a true “community” of believers is to develop.

    Describe a time when you witnessed or experienced honest vulnerability in someone. What effect did that have on you or the group?

    1. What would be the significance of Jesus sharing this lesson with His disciples at this particular point in time? (v.1) Similarly, how is this significant to you and your life today?

    2. Describe any parallels you see in the relationship between Judas and Jesus, and our modern society and God. (vv.2-5)

    3. Describe Jesus’ actions in verses 4 and 5 with respect to the culture of His time. How does the disciples’ response indicate the depth of their understanding of what Jesus was demonstrating to them? (vv.6-11)

    4. What is Jesus’ expectation of His disciples? (vv.12-17) What attitude towards others would the disciples need to embrace?

    5. Explain why this “act of foot washing” would be hard for any of us to do for our friends today? What would have to change in us to make an act like this possible?

    6. In what ways can we “wash the feet” of others?

    “To aim at loving instead of being loved requires sacrifice. Love reaches out, expecting no personal reward.” - Elizabeth Elliot