A Servant is not greater than his Master

The reason Jesus washes the disciples' feet

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A Servant Is Not Greater Than His Master
JOHN 13 BIBLE STUDY
John 13:5-14 Jesus Washes the Disciples' Feet

John 13:15-20 A servant is Not greater than his Master

John 13:21-30 One of You Will Betray Me
John 13:31-38 God is Glorified
JOHN 13:15-17  15 “For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you. 16 Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him. 17 If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.

Which servant is greater than his master?
None: "Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master" (John 13:16).

How did Jesus teach and lead, and why?
By "example, that you should do as I have done to you" (John 13:15).

Who is greater - a (megachurch) pastor or Jesus?
 

If you are the former, how often do you perform the lowest, the dirtiest, and the least desired tasks at your church?
 

JOHN 13:18-20  18 “I do not speak concerning all of you. I know whom I have chosen; but that the Scripture may be fulfilled, ‘He who eats bread with Me has lifted up his heel against Me.’ 19 Now I am telling you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe that I am He. 20 Truly, truly, I say to you, he who receives whomever I send receives Me; and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me.”

What does Jesus mean by, "He who eats bread with Me has lifted up his heel against Me" (John 13:18)?
He is telling them that someone close to Him will strike out at Him, and that this will fulfill another prophecy in the "Scripture": "Even my own familiar friend in whom I trusted, who ate my bread, has lifted up his heel against me" (Psalm 41:9).

Is He saying this so that they can try to stop the striker?
No, He is revealing this "before it comes" so that "when it does come to pass" (John 13:19), they will know that He wasn't caught off guard but is "He" (John 13:19), the Messiah who knew all things in advance.

How should those who are sent by Jesus be received?
Like Jesus: "he who receives whomever I send receives Me" (John 13:20).

How should those who are sent by Jesus behave when received?
Like Jesus, and serve others, including with Jesus' example-propagating humility.

Did Jesus wash the feet of Judas Iscariot as well?
See next page.

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