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Lesson Of Faith-Jesus Washes Feet

March 26th, 2013

JOHN SHIRK – It happened the night before Jesus was crucified. He grabbed a basin and a towel. He knelt down to serve the disciples by washing their feet.

In this simple act, Jesus taught us that service is an act of humility. Jesus literally lowered Himself to serve the disciples as He washed their feet. If Jesus was willing to do that, then none of His servants are so great that they are above performing acts of service that can help others in practical ways.

Jesus said to His disciples in John 13:14, “Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. I tell you the truth, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.”

The washing of the disciples’ feet is an example of service taught by Jesus and is a lesson of faith worth remembering.

John Shirk


  1. Keith Probst
    April 2nd, 2013 at 23:44 | #1

    Thanks for the reminder that we are to be servants to those around us. The literal act of washing feet can be very humbling. How often do I serve those around me even when I must humble myself to do so? Thanks for the reminder of an amazing example set for us by Jesus.

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