Johns Gospel: What to do with Dirty Feet
For the last few thousand years, (or so), Christians have sought to show the world that Christianity is more than just a means by which we enter Heaven. And of course doing good and living valued lives is important, but it cannot sustain life. It is our faith in Christ alone that is the catalyst for which we draw strength and the vitality needed to continue to be a blessing to those around us and live in right relationship with the Father.
We’ve seen over the last few weeks in our studies of Johns Gospel, how Jesus crucially dissects the understanding of the Sadducees and Pharisees, as well as the Jewish people, to show them that ritual and practice alone do not lead to righteous living and restored relationship with God, but how it can often lead in the opposite direction. Jesus again and again revealed to them that the Father was seeking hearts and new life – not empty ritual, worship and praise.
How then, do we live a life that grows and matures in service and humility, whilst continuing to walk in a world that has been tainted by sin?
John provides pivotal examples on how Jesus’ actions and humility were more powerful than any other power on earth. Jesus’ cleansing and washing of his disciples feet showed them that we all still walk in a sinful world, and that the power of sanctification comes from him, and flows through service, humility, repentance and love.
Join with us as Stuart Grant continues our series in Johns Gospel, on the importance and power of humility in our lives. See how we meet Jesus in the self revelatory path that sanctification offers. And allow Jesus’ teaching to impact you to be a blessing to those around you.
[bible passage=”1 Corinthians 11:17-34″ heading=”h3″]
[bible passage=”John 13:1-30″ heading=”h3″]