The Battle is Personal

Unless I wash you, you have no part with me

John 13:1-15 (NIV)

It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for

him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the

world, he loved them to the end.

2 The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas,

the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. 3 Jesus knew that the Father had put all

things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to

God; 4 so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel

around his waist. 5 After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his

disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.

6 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my

feet?”

7 Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will

understand.”

8 “No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.”

Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.”

9 “Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and my head

as well!”

10 Jesus answered, “Those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their

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whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you.” 11 For he

knew who was going to betray him, and that was why he said not every one was

clean.

12 When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to

his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. 13 “You

call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. 14 Now that I, your

Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s

feet. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.”

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GOSPEL John 13:1-15 (NIV)

It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for

him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the

world, he loved them to the end.

2 The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas,

the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. 3 Jesus knew that the Father had put all

things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to

God; 4 so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel

around his waist. 5 After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his

disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.

6 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my

feet?”

7 Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will

understand.”

8 “No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.”

Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.”

9 “Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and my head

as well!”

10 Jesus answered, “Those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their

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whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you.” 11 For he

knew who was going to betray him, and that was why he said not every one was

clean.

12 When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to

his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. 13 “You

call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. 14 Now that I, your

Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s

feet. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.”

Hosanna, Son of David!

We praise you, O God, for the great acts of love by which you have redeemed us through your Son, Jesus Christ. As he was acclaimed by those who scattered their garments and branches of palms in his path, so may we always hail him as our King and follow him with perfect confidence; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

John 12:20-23 (NIV)

20 Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the festival. 21 They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. “Sir,” they said, “we would like to see Jesus.” 22 Philip went to tell Andrew; Andrew and Philip in turn told Jesus.

23 Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.

The Warrior vs. The World

John 18:38 New International Version (NIV)

38 “What is truth?” retorted Pilate. With this he went out again to the Jews gathered there and said, “I find no basis for a charge against him.

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John 18:38 New International Version (NIV) 38 “What is truth?” retorted Pilate. With this he went out again to the Jews gathered there and said, “I find no basis for a charge against him.

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Jesus is the Great “I Am!” He calls himself God. Here is the comfort that we have, we know God became one of us. During Lent, we see the Great “I Am” as the redeemer of His people. He fulfilles his ancient promise.

John 8:46-59 New International Version (NIV)

46 Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don’t you believe me? 47 Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.”

Jesus’ Claims About Himself

48 The Jews answered him, “Aren’t we right in saying that you are a Samaritan and demon-possessed?”

49 “I am not possessed by a demon,” said Jesus, “but I honor my Father and you dishonor me. 50 I am not seeking glory for myself; but there is one who seeks it, and he is the judge. 51 Very truly I tell you, whoever obeys my word will never see death.”

52 At this they exclaimed, “Now we know that you are demon-possessed! Abraham died and so did the prophets, yet you say that whoever obeys your word will never taste death. 53 Are you greater than our father Abraham? He died, and so did the prophets. Who do you think you are?”

54 Jesus replied, “If I glorify myself, my glory means nothing. My Father, whom you claim as your God, is the one who glorifies me. 55 Though you do not know him, I know him. If I said I did not, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and obey his word. 56 Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it and was glad.”

57 “You are not yet fifty years old,” they said to him, “and you have seen Abraham!”

58 “Very truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!” 59 At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds.

Jesus is the Great, “I Am!”

Jesus is the Great “I Am!” He calls himself God. Here is the comfort that we have, we know God became one of us. During Lent, we see the Great “I Am” as the redeemer of His people. He fulfilles his ancient promise.

John 8:46-59 New International Version (NIV)

46 Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don’t you believe me? 47 Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.”

Jesus’ Claims About Himself

48 The Jews answered him, “Aren’t we right in saying that you are a Samaritan and demon-possessed?”

49 “I am not possessed by a demon,” said Jesus, “but I honor my Father and you dishonor me. 50 I am not seeking glory for myself; but there is one who seeks it, and he is the judge. 51 Very truly I tell you, whoever obeys my word will never see death.”

52 At this they exclaimed, “Now we know that you are demon-possessed! Abraham died and so did the prophets, yet you say that whoever obeys your word will never taste death. 53 Are you greater than our father Abraham? He died, and so did the prophets. Who do you think you are?”

54 Jesus replied, “If I glorify myself, my glory means nothing. My Father, whom you claim as your God, is the one who glorifies me. 55 Though you do not know him, I know him. If I said I did not, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and obey his word. 56 Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it and was glad.”

57 “You are not yet fifty years old,” they said to him, “and you have seen Abraham!”

58 “Very truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!” 59 At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds.

The Warrior Rejected By Many

This sermon continues the theme for the season: “The Son of God Goes Forth to War”

John 6:66-68 New International Version (NIV)

66 From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.

67 “You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve.

68 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.