What’s in a Name? (John 13:13-30)


Rev. Clint Smith
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What’s in a Name? – John 13:13-30

The Feast of Passover, as well as the Feast of Unleavened Bread is taking place during this season of Scripture (John 13:1). Jesus demonstrated the humility of a servant to His disciples. He would later humble Himself and die on the cross as the Passover Lamb. Philippians 2:5-11

The disciples called Jesus, Teacher and Lord. He walked with them for three years.

Jesus gave His disciples an example of humility when He washed their feet. Jesus emphasized the fact that He was/is Lord and Teacher. Because He is the Great I AM, the disciples must follow Him and His ways. Impact Scripture: 1 Peter 5:5-11

Jesus emphasized the importance of obedience to God.

Three (ifs) stick out in the Passage. (1) IF Jesus is Lord and Teacher – obey Him. (2) IF there is clarity in what Jesus said, obey Him. (3) IF a disciple of Jesus obeys His commands, blessings in life are promised.

Jesus prophesied that one of His chosen ones would become His betrayer. He told them before it happened so they would believe Jesus is the Messiah.

The disciples knew their own hearts. They looked at each other desiring to know which one of them would betray Him. Peter motioned to John wanting him to ask Jesus who it was.

After Jesus dipped the bread in the cup with Judas, Satan invaded Judas’ heart and possessed him.

Jesus immediately sent Judas away into the night to fulfill the will of God. Judas loved darkness more than he loved the Light. John 1:9-13

Is Jesus your Lord?
Are you learning from His Word?
Are you humbling yourself to be more like Jesus?