Scripture: John 13:1-20; Matthew 26:20-30; Mark 14:17-26; Luke 22:14-30; John 13:21-30

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Jesus Washes The Disciples’ Feet

John 13:1-20 (KJV) Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour was come that He should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved His own which were in the world, He loved them unto the end.  And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray Him; Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He was come from God, and went to God; He riseth from supper, and laid aside His garments; and took a towel, and girded Himself.  After that He poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith He was girded.  Then cometh He to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto Him, Lord, dost Thou wash my feet?  Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do Thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.  Peter saith unto Him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with Me.  Simon Peter saith unto Him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.  10 Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all.  11 For He knew who should betray Him; therefore said He, Ye are not all clean. 12 So after He had washed their feet, and had taken His garments, and was set down again, He said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you?  13 Ye call Me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.  14 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet.  15 For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.  16 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.  17 If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.  18 I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled, he that eateth bread with Me hath lifted up his heel against Me.  19 Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am He.  20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth Me; and he that receiveth Me receiveth him that sent Me.

Questions:

1. What did the devil put in Judas Iscariot’s heart (John 13:2)?

2. What did Jesus do (John 13:4-5)?

3. What did Jesus say about why He washed their feet (John 13:15)?

Answers:

1. The devil put in Judas Iscariot’s heart to betray Jesus.

2. Jesus washed the feet of the disciples.

3. Jesus was giving them an example of what they should do. 

Jesus And The Disciples Have The Last Supper

Matthew 26:20-30 (KJV) 20 Now when the even was come, Jesus sat down with the twelve.  21 And as they did eat, He said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray Me.  22 And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto Him, Lord, is it I?  23 And He answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with Me in the dish, the same shall betray Me. 24 The Son of man goeth as it is written of Him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born.  25 Then Judas, which betrayed Him, answered and said, Master, is it I? He said unto him, Thou hast said.  26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is My body.  27 And He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; 28 For this is My blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.  29 But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.  30 And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.

Mark 14:17-26 (KJV) 17 And in the evening Jesus cometh with the twelve.  18 And as they sat and did eat, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, One of you which eateth with Me shall betray Me.  19 And they began to be sorrowful, and to say unto Him one by one, Is it I? and another said, Is it I?  20 And He answered and said unto them, It is one of the twelve, that dippeth with Me in the dish.  21 The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of Him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had never been born. 22 And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is My body.  23 And He took the cup, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them: and they all drank of it.  24 And He said unto them, This is My blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.  25 Verily I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God.  26 And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.

Luke 22:14-30 (KJV) 14 And when the hour was come, Jesus sat down, and the twelve apostles with Him.  15 And He said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer: 16 For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.  17 And He took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves: 18 For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come. 19 And He took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is My body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of Me.  20 Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in My blood, which is shed for you.  21 But, behold, the hand of him that betrayeth Me is with me on the table.  22 And truly the Son of man goeth, as it was determined: but woe unto that man by whom He is betrayed!  23 And they began to enquire among themselves, which of them it was that should do this thing.  24 And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.  25 And He said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors.  26 But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.  27 For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as He that serveth.  28 Ye are they which have continued with Me in My temptations.  29 And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as My Father hath appointed unto Me; 30 That ye may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

John 13:21-30 (KJV) 21 When Jesus had thus said, He was troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray Me. 22 Then the disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom He spake.  23 Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved.  24 Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him, that he should ask who it should be of whom He spake.  25 He then lying on Jesus’ breast saith unto Him, Lord, who is it? 26 Jesus answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. And when He had dipped the sop, He gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.  27 And after the sop satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly.  28 Now no man at the table knew for what intent He spake this unto him. 29 For some of them thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus had said unto him, Buy those things that we have need of against the feast; or, that he should give something to the poor.  30 He then having received the sop went immediately out: and it was night.

Questions:

1. As the disciples were eating with Jesus what did He say (Matthew 26:21; Mark 14:18; John 13:21)?

2. How did the disciples respond (Matthew 26:22; Mark 14:19; John 12:25)?

3. How does Jesus answer (Matthew 26:23-24; Mark 14:20-21; John 13:26)?

4. What did Jesus say about the bread He gave the disciples (Matthew 26:26)?

5. What did Jesus say about the cup He gave the disciples (Matthew 26:27)?

6. What did Jesus say to the one who would betray Him (John 13:27)?

7. What did Judas Iscariot do (John 13:28-30)?

Answers:

1. Jesus said to the disciples, “One of you shall betray Me.”

2. Disciples were exceedingly sorrowful and began asking Jesus, “Lord, is it I?”

3. Jesus answered, “He that dippeth his hand with Me in the dish, the same shall betray Me. …  Woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! Good were it for that man if he had never been born.” 

4. Jesus took the bread, and blessed it, and broke it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.”  

5. Jesus took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to the disciples, saying, “Drink ye all of it; For this is My blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.  But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.”

6. Jesus said to the betrayer, Judas Iscariot, he should do quickly what he was going to do.

7. Judas Iscariot immediately left.

HEAR the WORD

John 13:1 (NIV) It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the time had come for Him to leave this world and go to the Father.  Having loved His own who were in the world, He now showed them the full extent of His love.

MEDITATE on the WORD

Ponder the above verse. My Bible notes: Jesus knew He would be betrayed by one of His disciples, disowned by another and deserted by all of them for a time. Still “he now showed them the full extent of His love.”  God knows us completely, as Jesus knew His disciples.  He knows the sins we have committed and the ones we will yet commit.  Still, He loves us.  

MEMORIZE the WORD

John 13:1 (NIV) It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the time had come for Him to leave this world and go to the Father.  Having loved His own who were in the world, He now showed them the full extent of His love.

LOVE and LIVE the WORD

Can we still love others who betray, disown or desert us?

TEACH and SHARE the WORD

If we can love no matter how we are treated, then perhaps our life will teach others what true love is.

PRAY the WORD

Lord, thank You for continuing to love us even when we betrayed, disowned and deserted You. Thank You for sacrificing Yourself for us (John 13:1).  In Christ Jesus’ name I pray.  AMEN.

ENCOURAGEMENT

“May you and I love others even when we’re being mistreated by them.” <>< Dona