Pastor Tim Romero

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John 13:14-17

John 13:14–17 (ESV): "14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. 15 For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you. 16 Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17 If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them."

Serving your fellow man isn't a duty, it's a privilege.  Jesus continues to serve His disciples not because He has to but because He wants to and His disciples should serve each other in the same manner.

While reclining at the table preparing to eat of the last supper Jesus takes the position of the lowest servant and washes His disciples feet.  He didn't have to do this but He wanted to give His disciples an example of what it means to be a follower of Christ.  It means you will lower yourself to the lowest of position of humility for the sake of others.  Jesus would illustrate this even further when He would become the lowliest of the low, a worm as it were (Ps 22:6), being stretched out on a cross becoming obedient to death (Phil 2:8).

We are called to be the same kind of servants Jesus was to us for a servant isn't greater than His master.  When is the last time you humbled yourself and washed someone's feet or died to yourself to serve someone else?  That is the life Christ lived and the life He is calling us to live.  Serve your fellow man like Jesus did Christian.  Not just brother and sisters but unbelievers alike.  Serve them, love them for in so doing you are becoming Jesus to them.  Blessed are those who not only know these things but do them!

Father we thank You for the humility displayed in the life of Jesus.  He did the unthinkable and we are called to follow in His footsteps.  Anoint us for service to each other filing us with a love that is humble and sacrificial.  May we serve others like Jesus served us in the power of You Spirit we pray in Jesus mighty name, amen!

John 19:12-13
John 12:9-11

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