Power In Humility

April 3, 2022

Jesus’ Journey to Resurrection – Part 4
Power In Humility
Pastor Terry Wilcox

John 13:1-5

  1. Jesus had .  John 13:3
    This is referred to as the Last Supper because it was Jesus’ last celebration of the Jewish annual celebration of the Passover.
    John 13:6-11
  2. The Disciples considered the duties of a humble servant beneath their positions.
    John 13:12-17
  3. Leaders in God’s kingdom are to be .
    As a servant, Jesus washed their feet.
    As a teacher, Jesus explained spiritual truth.
    As their , Jesus ate with them.

    Jesus showed them a new perspective on Passover by connecting it to the promises of the new covenant.

Passover Jesus’ Sacrifice

1. Broken matzah

1. Jesus broken body (Luke 22:19)

2. Cups of wine before and after the meal

2. Luke 22:20

3. At first Passover (Exodus 12) a lamb, blood on doorway, roasted, no broken bones

3. John 19:32-33

4. First Passover brought freedom from slavery in Egypt

4. Jesus brought freedom from sin and death


Writing from the second century tells us that the rabbis considered washing feet so menial that Hebrew slaves should not be required to do so.

A Hebrew slave must not wash the feet of his master, nor put his shoes on him, nor carry his things before when going to the bathhouse … over your brothers the children of Israel you shall not rule, one over another, with rigor. … But one’s son or pupil may do so.
                                                                                        -Mekilta de Rabbi Ishmael

However, the Son of God shows us the power of .

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